When Frederick VII became king of Denmark in 1848 he was the ninth absolute monarch of Denmark since 1660. In 1849, at the urging of a crowd of 10,000 people who had gathered in 1848, he signed the document that made Denmark a constitutional monarchy.
When this statue of Christian IX created by Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen was unveiled in 1927, it was the first statue of a monarch on horseback done by a woman. Pretty amazing considering how many monarch on horseback statues there are in Copenhagen alone.
We next took one of the many canal by boat tours available in many parts of Copenhagen. This one started in Frederiksholms Kanal but took us all the way back to Nyhavn via the Hønse Broløbet.
After the canal by boat tour we passed through the King's Garden again on our way to the castle you see in the background.
The Rosenborg Castle is one of the best preserved renaissance castles in Europe. Getting inside for a self guided tour was not easy, and the castle was fairly crowded, but it was well worth it. We were visiting on a Saturday, so perhaps it would have been less crowded on a week day. Click the picture below to see the entire day's photo album which includes some of the Danish Crown Regalia and other valuables of the Danish monarchy.