The Equestrian Statue RytterstatuenCurrently Open
- Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads (Amalienborg palace square), Midt pa pladsen, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Statue, Family And Kids
Located on Amalienborg palace square, the blue statue of King Feredrick on the white marble pedestal catches you eye straight away. The statue was designed by Jacques Saly and cast in bronze to be inaugurated in 1771 (5 years after the death of the King). The height of the statue is 39 feet and depicts the iconic ruler riding on a horse.
Fun fact: Unlike many sculptures that were melted down to make weapons, this statue was preserved for more than 240 years and was calculated by the Danish Culture Canon's committee to cost more than the Amalienborg's palatial buildings! Today, a walk around the square is just as stunning as it would be in the 18th century with little or no changes made to it!
- By Train: Osterport
- By Metro: Kongens Nytorv
- By Bus: Fredericiagade (Kobenhavn)
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bicycle.
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Very interesting spot. We went while it was a bit cooler in early evening and were the only ones there. I recommend passing through.
The statue of Frederik V on his horse dominates the large square of the Amalienborg palace. The 4 buildings surrounding the square are Royal residences, a museum and high ranking guest accommodation. There is also a “Changing of the Guard” that takes place in this square.
One of the best equestrian statues in Europe, Sally worked on it for more than 20 years, studying horses, considering foundring techniques etc. and bleeding the government, but what a horse!
Really nice statue.