Book a Guided tour
The Amalienborg Museum offers guided tours for groups to the regular exhibitions and to some special exhibitions. We offer guided tours inside the museum and Christian VII’s Palace as well as small guided city walks in the royal quarter.
A guided tour takes approximately 1 hr.
Guided tours must be booked at least two weeks ahead.
Please call +45 3318 6055. The line is open Tuesday – Friday between 10.00 and 12.00.
For booking via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Your booking is only valid when you have received confirmation)
Guided tours in Danish
· Monday – Friday: 600 kr. + admission fee
· Saturday – Sunday: 700 kr. + admission fee
Guided tours in English, German or French
· Monday – Friday: 800 kr. + admission fee
· Saturday – Sunday: 900 kr. + admission fee
Please note: from January the 1st a private guided tour costs 900 kr. (regardless of language and day of week).
Guided tours outside normal opening hours can be arranged for an additional charge.
GUIDED TOUR OF CHRISTIAN VII’S PALACE
Visit the Royal Family’s representative and guest palace, Christian VII’s Palace. For 250 years, Christian VII’s Palace has welcomed distinguished guests from Denmark and the rest of the world, and the building emanates exclusivity. The guided tour allows you to follow in the footsteps of the royal guests in previous eras, and to experience some of the most spectacular interiors in Denmark.
The history of the palace A.G. Moltke, Frederik V’s Lord High Steward and close friend, designed and fitted out the place in the 1750s so that he could impress his guests. In 1794, it was taken over by Christian VII. Today, the palace is used for representation, and history repeats itself in the way it is now used, to show oneself to best advantage.
The guided tour is of Christian VII’s Palace, which has functioned as the representative palace of the Royal Family since 1885. The Royal Danish Collection has the honour of inviting the public behind its normally closed doors on a tour that reveals the palace’s varied history from when it was in the hands of the powerful Count and Lord High Steward Adam Gottlob Moltke via Christian VII’s period of residence to today, when the palace functions as the Royal Family’s representative and guest palace. The guided tour shows how the palace has been used over time to display power and prestige with its interior, for magnificent celebrations, the appointment of kings and the exhibition of valuable collections.
The architect Nikolai Eigtved was responsible for this cultural and historical jewel. With its outstanding works of art and crafts, it represents a universal artwork of the highest international standard. It is a collage of the idioms and methods of different eras, with the ingenious, light-fingered curves of Rococo the dominant style.
The palace is part of the Amalienborg complex, which is at the heart of the Frederiksstaden Quarter, and was built in honour of the absolutist King Frederik V in the mid-18th century. Frederiksstaden was named after Frederik V and was founded to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the reign of the House of Oldenburg in 1749. The district was intended to symbolise the power and wealth of the absolutist king and was also built according to modern principles. Space was also made for prominent, loyal aristocratic families, which moved into the four Amalienborg palaces.
Book a place on a guided tour of Christian VII’s Palace
Duration of the guided tour: 60-75 min.
Price: DKK 95 per ticket
Number of tickets per tour: 26
Meeting place: Gate of Christian VIII’s Palace
Do you want to see more?
You can visit the museum in Christian VIII’s palace on the day of your guided tour at a special price. If you present your ticket from Christian VII’s Palace, you can buy admission to Christian VIII’s Palace for DKK 60. Just visit the ticket office in Christian VIII’s palace on the day and please bring your ticket.
Guided tours are sometimes cancelled
As Christian VII’s Palace is still used by the Royal Family for representation, guided tours may be cancelled on special occasions. In such cases, you will be notified immediately and we will refund your ticket.
BEHIND THE MONARCHY
The rooms and halls of Christian VIII’s Palace posses an atmosphere of peace and harmony, but behind the idyllic pictures and stylish furnishings hides a turbulent history marked by political storms, world wars, and industrialisation. Come on a guided tour that offers insight into the monarchy’s development from absolutism to democracy. A period in which the kings continually wrestled with a changing worldview, challenges which were managed very differently by each monarch.
The tour focus on the Danish Royal Family’s changing role in society over the last 150 years, a time of great historical upheaval, which has left its mark on the monarchy during its time at Amalienborg. While visiting the private chambers of the previous kings and queens the guide will put the people behind the monarchy in the center of attention.
Duration: Approx. 60 min.
Price: 600 DKK + entry ticket.
Tickets: Contact booking on email@example.com or phone +45 3318 6055. Please note that entry to the Palace is not included in the price of the guided tour.
Meeting point: At the cloakroom.
Get your piece of the royal Danish history In the shop at the Amalienborg Museum you can take a piece of royal history home with you. The specially selected items, which have connections to the Royal Family and The Royal Life Guards, make it a pleasant experience for our visitors to finish their visit in the shop. Whether it’s a question of souvenirs, presents, or something new for the home, there is a large selection to explore. It ranges from books to jewellery, postcards and sweets to classic souvenirs such as key rings and magnets. We have many books about royal topics in stock which are difficult to find in Denmark’s ordinary bookshops. The t-shirt featuring the royal crown and the specially produced Christmas decorations are also popular. Many items are unique to the museum shop, The Order of the Elephant in the form of a glass decoration can for example only be bought in the museum shops at Rosenborg and the Amalienborg Museum. Shop from home Are you hindered from visiting the shop in person, you can always buy the products in our webshop. Did you not find what you were looking for in the museum shop/webshop, or do you have special enquiries, feel free to contact the museum shop on phone 33 12 08 08.
The palace square
Get the complete royal experience by seeing the Life Guards’ changing of the guard in the Palace Square in combination with a visit to the museum in the palace. In snowstorms and in heatwaves the Royal Life Guards steadfastly stand guard at Amalienborg and look after the Royal Family. Founded in 1658, the Life Guards have deep historical roots and have since 1785 called Rosenborg their home. Every day they march from the barracks there to Amalienborg for the changing of the guard at noon, at which the guards relieve their comrades. The parade goes through the city – often with a music corps – and attracts large numbers of spectators, and is indeed like something from a fairytale. The Life Guards’ uniform with the bearskin hat has evolved over the course of 300 years, for example the characteristic blue trousers have been in use since 1822. The parade and changing of the guard exist in several forms: the ‘royal guard’, ‘lieutenant’s guard’ and ‘palace guard’. The royal guard is the most comprehensive and occurs when HM The Queen is in residence at Amalienborg. A palace guard occurs when none of the members of the Royal Family is in residence at Amalienborg. HM the Queen reside in Christian IX’s Palace, TRH The Crown Couple in Frederik VIII’s Palace, while TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie as well as HRH Princess Benedikte make use of Christian VIII’s Palace, where the museum is also located. Apart from the size of the changing of the guard, different flags indicate which members of the Royal Family are in residence at Amalienborg. Here you have to look out for whether the Royal Standard, the Flag of the Heir to the Throne, the Flag of the Regent, or the Flag of the Royal House is flying above the black roofs of Amalienborg. If the Swallow-Tailed Flag is raised, none of the members of the Royal Family are in residence in the palaces at Amalienborg. It is therefore ideal supplement a visit to the museum, which offers insight into the Royal Family’s life and activities at Amalienborg, by watching the changing of the guard. But come in plenty of time, because you’re never alone in wanting to experience the presence of history on Amalienborg Palace Square.
Post Danmark has produced a new stamp on the occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte’s 70 birthday on 29 April 2014. It will be on display together with selected photographs in a mini-exhibition in a cabinet in the Dinning Room from 29 April until the end of the year. The stamp is being sold with an additional charge for the benefit of the Danish scout organisations, which are among the patronages for which the Princess is best known. Since her youth HRH Princess Benedikte has been involved in both Danish and international scout work, and as early as 1965 she inherited the office of chairman of the Danish Girl Guides’ Common Council from her mother Queen Ingrid. A stamp of Queen Ingrid was also produced, namely in 1960 on the occasion of the Queen’s 25th anniversary as patron of the blue and green girl guides in Denmark. HRH Princess Benedikte grew up at Amalienborg as the middle daughter of Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. In 1968 the Princess married Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and the couple have three children. Despite living her family life in Germany, the Princess has always been very involved in official duties in Denmark, including acting as protector for, amongst other things, a large number of humanitarian and sporting organisations. The stamp, which is sold in strips of five, shows Princess Benedikte together with young Danish scouts. The Princess’s monogram is seen on the first day cover, and the portrait was engraved by Wolfgang Mauer after the latest official photo, which was taken by Christina Hauschildt. Photos by Carsten Andersen, stamp designed by Per Ingmann with drawing by Mauer.
From Falling in Love to Golden Anniversary
In celebration of TM King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie's golden wedding anniversary, the Amalienborg Museum will show a small special exhibition from 19 September. The exhibition will present, amongst other things, unique gala dresses which Queen Anne-Marie has recently donated to the museum.