is the royal family of Denmark's residence during the winter and is located in
the finest and one of the most beautiful parts of Copenhagen.
was built back in the 1750's and consists of four mansions,
that became some of the finest baroque constructions. The first mansion was
done in 1754. Amalienborg was originally not meant to be the royal family's
residence but was a construction accepted by Frederik V, as it was built on his
building of the castle was built by four wealthy persons who financed one
mansion each. The four mansions are named by these persons; the Schack mansion,
the Moltke mansion, the Levetzaus mansion, and the Brockdorffs mansion. When
the royal family's residence, Christiansborg burned down, the royal family
bought and took over the mansions and it has, since then, been the residence of
the royal family of Denmark.
is a tourist attraction for both Danish and foreign tourists, who do not only
visit to see the beautiful square and buildings. They also come to celebrate
the royal family at birthdays and other events, and to see the Royal Guard
changing of the guard.
standing on the square of Amalienborg, visitors will see the Marble Church on
one side and the Opera House on the other side. Both were given to Copenhagen
by the richest men of their time. The Marble Church by C.T. Tietgen and the
Opera House by Mærsk McKinney Møller.
A visit to
Amalienborg beautiful and magnificent all at once.
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