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The Royal Palace

Amalienborg is the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family.  We made it here just before 12:00 to see the change of the guard.  The Royal Palace consists of  four identical classic palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard.   In the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg’s founder, King Frederick V. The first time […]

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The Opera House

Located, across the Royal Palace, on the island of Holmen in central Copenhagen is the Copenhagen Opera House.  The Opera House is the national opera house of Denmark, and is among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over 500 million U.S. dollars.  

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Hans Christian Andersen

Even if you have never been or heard of Odense you know someone from here.  Hans Christian Andersen was born and lived here until he was 14 years old.  His mother used to work at the royal palace and on occasion Hans Christian would be invited to play with the young prince at the palace. […]

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