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 Nicolai 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.
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 – read more and buy tickets here
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.