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Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families, but when the official royal residence at that time, Christiansborg Palace, burnt down in 1794, the royal family bought the four entities and made it their residence.
The four palaces are: Christian VII's Palace (formerly Moltke's Palace), Christian VIII's Palace (formerly Levetzau's Palace, Frederick VIII's Palace (formerly Brockdorff's Palace) and Christian IX's Palace (formerly Schack's Palace).
In addition, Amalienborg locates Her Majesty the Queen’s book collection, which is accessible for the public (partly also at Christiansborg).
For more detailed information concerning history, Royal Collections, Library and visits, see website.