Scan Magazine, Issue 140, March 2022

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Unique Experiences in Denmark 2022

Rosenborg. Photo: Peter Nørby

The Royal Collection: Treasures and castles of the Danish Royal family Visiting the three castles in the Royal Collection is a fantastic opportunity to experience some of the extraordinary treasures and history of the Danish Royal Family, past and present. Entering the breathtaking palaces is like taking a step back in time, while the current exhibitions bring you back to the present day. By Trine Jensen-Martin

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“This is a very special year for Denmark and for us,” explains museum director Thomas C. Thulstrup. “In 2022, we celebrate 50 years of sovereignty for HRH Queen Margrethe and the 50th birthday of Crown Princess Mary.” The Royal Collection is marking the occasions with two special exhibitions honouring these remarkable women. Three very different castles Rosenborg castle in central Copenhagen was built in the early 17th century as a 64 |

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summer residence for King Christian IV. For over 400 years, the Royal Danish Lifeguard has protected the most precious treasures of the Kings and Queens of Denmark at Rosenborg, including the crown jewels, so stunning that they alone are worth a visit. The castle itself is remarkable, and the surrounding Kongens Have (‘the king’s garden’) is magnificent all year round. Rosenborg truly is one of the most striking remaining palaces of the Danish Royal Family.

Amalienborg is one of the four palaces that make up Christian VIII’s Palace, and it has been the main residence of the Royal Family in Copenhagen since the late 18th century. Here, you can visit the Queen’s Reference Library, look inside Christian X’s study, visit the Fabergé Chamber and, finally, see the Gala Hall,

Amalienborg, Christian VIII’s palace. Photo: Peter Nørby