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Denmark is the world’s oldest monarchy, and at Amalienborg Palace you can visit the palaces where Queen Margrethe II and her family still live. The four identical buildings face each other across a large square and house different members of the royal family.

A parade of the Royal Guard at Amalienborg Palace

As well as its impressive architecture Amalienborg Palace is famous for its Royal Guard, who are serving Danish soliders dressed in ceremonial finery. At midday every day you can see the changing of the guard, which is a fine example of Danish royal tradition and great photo opportunity.

If you want to know more, you can also enter the Amalienborg Museum to learn about the Danish monarchy’s long and rich history. Facing Amalienborg is the famous Marble Church (Marmorkirken) with its impressive columns and dome. The Marble Chruch has tours starting from 1pm, conveniently after the changing of the guard.

Royal Guard at Amalienborg Palace

Visit Amalienborg Palace

Visiting Amalienborg is easy, as it lies directly on the route between Nyhavn and the Little Mermaid. You can easily walk from Kongens Nytorv metro station, or alternatively:

Rent a bike and cycle there. It takes only 5 minutes from The Little Mermaid, and is a wonderfully picturesque ride along the harbour front.

Use the hop on – hop off bus service. It stops just by the Marble Church and allows you to see many other great sights too.

Changing of the Royal Guard at Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace Tips

Go early for the changing of the guard. It’s very popular, so get there a few minutes before midday to get your perfect photo position

Museum entrance is free with a Copenhagen Card so why not pop in and learn more of Denmark’s rich royal history?

Check the events schedule by clicking this link as you might find something great is on whilst you’re visiting

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