Four identical palaces surrounding the octagon square comprise the Amalienborg complex and the Royal residences from 1750, with the equestrian statue of King Frederik V in the centre, and the fountain of Amalie Gardens at the waterfront. The new Opera House building stands majestic at the back, overlooking the entrance to Copenhagen¢s harbour.
Amalienborg Palace, the royal couple's winter residence, is a major architectural work and probably the most outstanding piece of Rococo architecture in Denmark.
Amalienborg comprises four palaces and was originally conceived as town mansions for families of the nobility at the beginning of the 1750's. In 1794, after the fire at Christiansborg Castle, the mansions came into the possession of the Royal Family. At Amalienborg Palace the Royal Guard is on duty for 24 hours. The relief takes place every day at 12 o'clock noon.
1257 Copenhagen K
Christian VIII's Palace:
Museum - Private apartments of Glückborg Kings from 1863-1972.
Christian VII's Palace:
Quarters for foreign heads of state.
Guided tours in July and September.
Busses: - 1A-350S
Distance from Town Hall Square 5 km. and expect
20-30 min. by walk.