Amalienburg is in the heart of Copenhagen’s royal district, and it is one of the most attractive places in the city to book accommodation. One of the key areas here is Nyhavn, or ‘New Harbor’, which dates to the 17th century when it was built as a shelter for ships when storms on the Baltic put sailors at risk.
At the center of this well-designed district is the main attraction for anyone who has booked accommodation in Amalienborg: the royal palace. Denmark’s beloved monarch is Queen Margrethe II, who rose to the throne in 1953 after a change in the law acknowledged the right of a woman to rule. The Danes adore their queen, and a tour of these royal apartments is a highlight of any visit to Copenhagen. The formers libraries of Christian X and Frederik VII are open to the public, as is a selection of private quarters that reflect royal life in the 19th century.
Guests of hotels in Amalienborg can also enjoy walks on the harbor front, where antique ships add to the nostalgic ambience. On warm evenings in summer, outdoor terraces in the area fill with local diners and a few tourists. The night scene is lively as long as the weather holds, with many establishments staying open late to capitalize on long daylight hours.