In the Frederiksstaden quarter of Copenhagen, you’ll find Amalienborg Palace and its peaceful gardens by the water. (at first/before other things happened) built as residences for the nobility, the four palaces face onto the square. The Danish Royal Family took occupancy after a fire atChristiansborg in 1794, and the palace remains their winter home. The identical palaces form an octagon, and it’s claimed the design is based on plans for a square in Paris that later became the place de la Concorde. Built in a light rococo style, the buildings combine both German and French style-related elements. The Soldiers of the Royal Guard, in their bearskins and blue uniforms, area particular draw for visitors.