Guided tour of Christian VII’s Palace

– Visit The Queen’s representative palace

As a special offer in early and late summer of 2023, we are offering guided tours of Christian VII’s Palace, a part of Amalienborg that is not normally open to the public.

Christian VII’s Palace is The Queen’s representative palace and will be familiar to many Danes as the venue of the annual New Year’s Banquet on 1 January. This guided tour offers a unique opportunity to see the palace from inside.

The tour will take you through the official rooms of the palace, which for more than 250 years has formed the setting of some Denmark’s most exclusive celebrations and welcomed the country’s most prominent guests. This includes a visit to the Great Hall, where the New Year’s Banquet is held. You will also see how the palace reflects HM Queen Margrethe’s personal involvement in the most recent renovation, in the 1990s, when The Queen personally designed the colour scheme and selected the materials.

Christian VII’s Palace was built in 1754 and is the finest and most lavishly decorated of the four Amalienborg palaces. Its construction and interior decoration were handled by Adam Gottlob Moltke. Thanks to his unique role during Frederik V’s reign, he had both the financial means and the personal influence to build a beautiful and lavishly decorated palace. The result is an exceptionally beautiful example of 18th-century rococo architecture with exquisite stucco work and characteristic floor plan. The palace was designed and decorated by architect Nicolai Eigtved, who was an early proponent of the rococo style in Denmark, and it is true cultural and historical gem.

Practical information

Duration: the tour takes about 90 minutes.
Price: 269 kroner. This includes free admission to the museum / 149 kroner for annual pass holders
Meeting point: we meet in front of the main entreance to the Amalienborg Museum at Amalienborg Palace Square
Meeting time: the tours start at 13:30 sharp, so we recommend that you show up 5 minutes early.
Accessibility: Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for people who are walking-impaired. There are many stairs and no elevators in the Palace, why walkers and wheelchairs cannot be used. We apologise for this inconvenience.

View dates and buy tickets for the guided tour in ENGLISH here


  • the ticket provides access to Amalienborg Museum, but please note the opening hours. On some days, the museum closes at 15.00, which means you would need to visit the museum before the tour.
  • You cannot bring any bags, phones og other devices that can take pictures or record video on this guided tour, which is why we kindly ask you to leave all of these things in the so designated cloakroom.


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