Amalienborg Palace is a home of the Danish Royal Family, but originally it was built for four families of chosen nobility. When on the 26.02.1794 Christiansborg Palace burned, the Danish Royal Family bought Amalienborg and moved in there.
Amalienborg Palace consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard. In the middle of it you will find equestrian statue of the King Frederik V, who was the founder of Amalienborg. This is the place to experience royal history of Denmark, the Amalienborg Museum located in of the four identical buildings, presents the history of the Royal Family and here you can see the private interiors of the most recent kings and queens.
Amalienborg is well known for its Royal Guard (Danish: Den Kongelige Livgarde) and if you visit Amalienborg at noon, you can experience the changing of the guards. Their uniforms consist of a scarlet tunic, blue trousers and a heavy bearskin cap.
Just next to the Amalienborg, by the waterfront, you will find the Amalie Garden (Danish: Amaliehaven), which in 1983 was a gift from A.P. Møller and his wife Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation to the citizens of Copenhagen.
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