8 royal castles and palaces that'll awaken your inner monarch

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Copenhagen is a royal city, and home to one of the world's oldest monarchies. In and around the city you will find castles, palaces, royal statues and monuments. Here are 8 you should see.

Every day at 12:00 noon you can witness the changing of the Royal Danish Guard. The Guard leaves its barracks at Rosenborg Castle at approximately 11:30 and marches through the city to Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish Royal Couple; His Majesty King Frederik X and Her Majesty Queen Mary. But there are many other ways to go royal in and around Copenhagen.

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Amalienborg Palace
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Amalienborg Palace

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Danish Royal Family.

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Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage
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Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage

Drama-packed Kronborg is one of Northern Europe’s finest Renaissance castles. 

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Rosenborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen houses some of Denmark's greatest cultural treasures. The castle was built 1606-34 by Christian IV as a pleasure palace. In the basement you will find the Danish crown j...

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Christiansborg Palace
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Christiansborg Palace

Experience 800 years of royal history at the awe-inspiring Christiansborg Palace.

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Frederiksborg Castle - 500 Years of Danish History at the Museum of National History

Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød is a fairy tale-like experience that no children or adults should miss. The beautiful Renaissance castle is built on three small islands in the Castle Lake, where the ...

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Frederiksberg Palace
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Frederiksberg Palace

The former summer palace of King Frederik IV dating to the early 18th century.

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The Hermitage
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The Hermitage

Royal history meets a beautiful view in the middle of The Deer Park.

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Ruins under Christiansborg Palace
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Ruins under Christiansborg Palace

Discover more than you expected under Christiansborg Palace.