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Amalienborg Palace


  • Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads 5
  • Vicinity: Amaliegade
  • District of Indre By in Copenhagen
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Out there on the great courtyard [HCA bedroom faced the palace courtyard] I would walk, 5 or 6 years ago; no one in the entire city knew me, and now, in the company of a dear and esteemed family, I may revel in my Shakespeare, - Oh Lord, it is just like Aladdin, I too sit at the palace and look down. Merciful God! No, you will not forsake me. I could embrace you! Hans Christian Andersen

Amalienborg is an 18th-century rococo complex of four palaces. The Royal Life Guards (Den Kongelige Livgarde), march from their barracks (Gothersgade 100, Rosenborg Castle) through Copenhagen to Amalienborg, where the changing of the guard takes place at 12:00 noon. The Amalienborg Museum in Christian VIII's palace, allows visitors into the private interiors. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1825/12/19 Hans Christian Andersen Visitor Peter F Wulff (director of the Naval Academy, residence at Amalienborg Palace, Frederik VIII's wing) gives HCA 3 volumes of Shakespeare as a Christmas present
1873/04/11 Hans Christian Andersen Visitor On the ground floor at Amalienborg, the king, the queen, the crown prince and his wife,their two little children, as well as Princess Thyra and Prince Valdemar visit with HCA. The king gives HCA his own royal travel bag as a present. Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday
1910/05/02 Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Roosevelt, Crown Prince Christian (later King Christian X), Kermit, Edith, and Ethel enter carriages in Copenhagen, Denmark. The carriage with Roosevelt and Prince Christian arrives at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen. TR visited Denmark May 2-3, 1910 Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition

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Particulars for Amalienborg Palace:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Ceremony Changing of the Guard
Royal Attribute Crown Jewels
Building Type Palace
Life We Have Shakespeare




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