The 5 most impressive royal buildings in Copenhagen

1) The Black Diamond

Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, the new library wing is just as impressive inside as it is outside. Its facade is crafted with polished black granite and glass. The library is open to the public.

exterior black diamond copenhagen

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2) The Royal Danish Play House

Overlooking Copenhagen Harbour, The Playhouse is a modern building with a generous waterfront terrace and an outdoor cafe and cocktail bar. Performance and Playhouse tour tickets are available at the box office.

exterior danish play house building

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3) The Royal Danish Theatre

The Royal Danish Theatre has stood proudly at Kongens Nytorv since 1874 and is the current home to the renowned Royal Danish Ballet. Designed by the celebrated architect Vilhelm Dahlerup, the 1600-seat theatre hosts concerts, dramatic performances, and operas.

Royal danish theatre

4) The Rosenborg Castle

Built by King Christian IV, stately Rosenborg Castle was originally intended as a summer residence for the Danish royal family. Today, the Dutch Renaissance style castle overlooks one of the city’s most popular public parks and it houses the Throne Chair of Denmark as well as the Danish crown jewels.

statue of a lion in front of the Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen

5) Amalienborg Palace

Originally designed and built as palaces for four different families. Today, Amalienborg is the winter home of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Situated on an architectural axis with the neighbouring Marble Church, Amalie Garden, and the extraordinary Royal Opera House across the harbour, Amalienborg is protected by the Royal Life Guards.

Amalienborg Palace

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