Imagine that you are in Denmark on a short visit. And in your travel plans you have only capital city - Copenhagen. And so you want to know more about this country, its history and culture, get to know modern Denmark and obtain the most vivid impressions. In this case, you have to be on our tour of the three royal palaces: Rosenborg, Amalienborg and Christiansborg. Three different palaces represent three different architectural styles, three different historical era, and most importantly - all three palaces directly related to modern Denmark.
Rosenborg (Rosenborg) - a representative of the Renaissance epoch. It's a real castle surrounded by a moat with a bridge. This is the oldest of the three palaces and offered the smallest. Among the surrounding greenery the castle seems to be a Sleeping Beauty's fairy-tale castle. From the very beginning in 1606, the decision was made to build here a summer cottage for a king, not as a real castle. Here, outside the city walls, danish King Christian IV (reign 1588 - 1648) wanted to build himself a small house for rest, surrounded by a rose garden. Yes, the whole park complex around the castle started with roses and became the oldest royal park in Denmark. The word "Rose" became the basis for the name of the palace - "Rosenborg" - "Rose Castle". King Christian IV was fond of roses. These roses, rose of the Renaissance period, still growing near the castle.
Rosenborg remained in its original form from the first quarter of the 17th century. Now it is a museum, where we will talk about the history and culture of Denmark at that time, kings and international relations with different countries. You will see many valuable tapestries, paintings, furniture, porcelain and luxury things in this palace. There will be plenty gifts received at different times of the foreign monarchs like weapons, ivory and amber products. Of particular interest are the cellars of the castle that houses the treasures of Danish kings, their crowns and weapons. The cellars are still preserved huge barrels of oldest wine in the world Christian IV period from 17th century. According to the tradition Danish Queen Margrethe II treats her guests with this wine, once a year - January 1, during New Year reception at Christiansborg palace.
Amalienborg palace. One of the main tasks of the royal guards - security of the royal residence Amalienborg. Every day at 11:30 guards come out of their barracks, located in Rosenborg castle and marching brave steps to the residence of Amalienborg, where every day at 12.00 you can watch the changing of the Royal Guard. It's a very picturesque sight: soldiers in old uniforms, in tall bearskin hats performing the old military ritual.
The original palace Amalienborg was not intended for the royal family, but for the noble families of the Danish kingdom. King Frederik V (reign 1746-1766) decided to found on the edge of Copenhagen new center of its capital, where the streets from the main square should have been diverge like sun rays, according to the latest French fashion. In the center of the square we can see the statue of Frederick V at the image of the Roman emperor, made by the french sculptor Jacques Saly. One of the buildings of the palace ensemble into a museum devoted to the Glücksburg dynasty, the dynasty of our Queen. Here you can see the interiors of the 19th - 20th centuries, personal belongings of members of the royal family and personal valuables. During a walk through the museum, you will learn the history of Queen Margrethe II, among the other danish kings of the past.
Christiansborg is the main palace of the country, located in the heart of the Danish capital. Here sits the Parliament (Folketing), the Queen's Chamber representative office, reception of prime - minister and the Supreme Court. The current building Christiansborg - in fact is a third palace, which was built on this site. The first was built as the main royal residence in baroque style in 1736, but in 1794 it was badly damaged by fire. The royal family had to move to Amalienborg castle during the reconstruction works. The palace has been impeccably renovated in 1850, but after 90 years it suffered again from another fire, and for a long time Christiansborg lay in ruins. The current building of the palace was rebuilt in the period 1907 - 1928 years in the neo-baroque style by the architect Thorvald Jorgensen. 106-meter tower of the palace - the highest in Copenhagen. Under the current Christiansborg, can be seen the ruins of previous buildings, including the very first Bishop Absalon fortress, from 1167, which is considered the founding year of Copenhagen.
Being in Christiansborg, we'll visit queen Margareth's representative chamber, throne room and the balcony where all danish monarchs were proclaimed. The interiors items from Baroque / Rococo stiles are organically combined with the works of contemporary artists. The most valuable is a series of tapestries on the history of Denmark, adorn the walls of the Knights' Hall. It was conceived as a gift to Queen Margrethe II of its 50th anniversary, but was completed to hers 60th anniversary.
Tour length: 5 hours.
Tour price: 300 euros for 2 adults and a child (under 11 years). The price includes the guide’s services for 5 hours. Transfer and entrance tickets to all the palaces are not included and should be paid separately. The price for the transfer starts from 150 euros and depends from the number of people in the group.
Specifics of the tour: you will gwt an opportunity to plunge into the history of Denmark, to see how lived the danish kings of the past, to visit the royal treasury and to learn what a modern Denmark looks like. The tour will be interesting to fans of history and ancient architecture, as well as for all who are interested in active tourism and wants to see the maximum during your stay in Copenhagen.
Send your requests to our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.