Denmark_0104 - Amalienborg Palace
photo by Dennis Jarvis

Amalienborg Palace is actually a complex of four identical 18th century palaces, surrounding an octagon square. In the center of the square stands the equestrian statue of King Frederik V, and at the waterfront the fountain of Amalie Gardens. In the back of the complex, the new building of the Opera House stands majestic.

Two of the four palaces are open to the public: one containing royal memorabilia and the other is used by the Queen for receiving guests and official visits.

Every day at 11.30am, the Danish Royal Guard marches from Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen, and executes the changing of the guards in front of Amalienborg Palace at noon. When the Queen is in residence, the flag is raised to announce her presence and the guard is accompanied by the Royal Guards music band.

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on Oct 28,2011

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There aren't many rococo buildings in Denmark, but Amalienborg Palace is an exception to that. And actually a stunning exception. It is the winter home of the Danish Royal Family. Unfortunately not all buildings are open for visits, but still the experience is great. Its history (more on its history on ) is not that impressive, being always a residence, but its new gardens are some of the most beautiful ones I've seen.

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