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- Amalienborg Slot
- Alt Name:
- Amalienborg Castle
- Early Modern (1500AD-1800AD)
- 1700AD - 1799AD
- Frederik V of Denmark
- Rosenborg Slot, Kronborg Slot,
about Amalienborg Slot
Amalienborg Slot in northern Copenhagen is a Rococo style palace originally constructed under the orders of King Frederik V.
Made up of four externally similar buildings built around a central courtyard, Amalienborg Slot was completed in 1760. The first residents of the palace were not royals, but rather wealthy families. However, in 1749, Amalienborg Slot became a royal palace after Christiansborg Slot was destroyed in a fire.
The four buildings are divided into Christian IX’s Palace, Christian VII’s Palace, Christian VIII’s Palace (now the Amalienborg Museum) and Frederik VIII’s Palace.
Today, Amalienborg Slot is the winter home of the Danish royals. Visitors can tour parts of Amalienborg Slot, viewing royal collections and objects as well as enjoying the palace’s Rococo architecture, including the ornate Knight’s Chamber.
The entrance hall of the palace is also fascinating, having been restored to its eighteenth century state. In the central courtyard, the sculpture of Frederik V is understood to have been as expensive to create as Amalienborg Slot itself.
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Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads, 1257 Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: (45) 33 12 2186
Amalienborg Museum is located just northeast of central Copenhagen. By public transport, it can be reached via the city’s metro system – Rejseplanen – on the M1 and M2 lines to Kongen Nytorv (11 minute walk north), Norreport station (20 minute walk east) and by bus routes 1A, 15, 19, 26, 29, 650S, 901 and 902.
November-April, Amalienborg Museum is open daily except Mondays, 11am-4pm. May to October, open daily, 10am-4pm. Closed 21-26 December and 31 December-1 January. Admission costs 55DKK for adults, free for visitors aged 17 and under. Guided tours of Christian VII’s Palace are provided weekends July-September at 1pm and 2:30pm in English and 11:30pm in Danish. Admission costs 57DKK. The Amaliehaven park and gardens are open at all times.
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