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Rundetaarn

Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark (Indre By)
33 73 03 73
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Ranked #20 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One of the best-known and most popular structures in Denmark, the Round Tower has been a distinctive feature of the Copenhagen skyline since 1642. The Tower once soared far above the rest of the rooftops in the city, and University astronomers studied the stars and planets from the Observatory at the top. The scholars may have forsaken the building a long time ago, but during the winter visitors are still able to gaze at the cosmos from Europe's oldest functioning observatory. The platform that runs around the outside of the Observatory affords views over the old Latin Quarter – from here, you can spot most of the city's famous buildings. The Round Tower does not have an elevator, so visitors have to climb the winding, white-washed Spiral Walk, where kids often hide in the niches, only to jump out shouting “boo!” as adults approach. Halfway up the tower is the entrance to the large and stunningly beautiful Library Hall, which now serves as a popular gallery and concert venue. It hosts several exhibitions a year, and stages concerts almost every week. Above the Library is the Bell Loft, notable for its enormous wooden beams, which were used in the reconstruction of the Tower following the great fire of Copenhagen in 1728. The Loft is also home to a small exhibition of fascinating artefacts from the Tower's history, including Christian IV's wax seal, a tin of medicine produced by Tycho Brahe, and a piece of the bomb that exploded in the Library Hall during the bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807.The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. It was the first part of the Trinitatis Complex, which combined church, library and observatory in a single building.
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Zevergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Go up and enjoy the view, the fantastic attic with nice exhibition and don't forget to visit the church it is a very nice place to go.

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Turin, Piedmont, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It's good to see the tower itself but what is really nice is that from the top you can have a look over Copenhagen and see how many towers the city has.

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East Lothian, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A cheap and cheerful way to understand the layout of Copenhagen. The Round Tower is unusual (or perhaps unique) with its wide ramped access. Which allows you to climb up above the local roofs at your own pace and in your own time.

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Great views over the City. Perhaps not good if you cannot walk far or have small children in pushchairs as quite a way to walk up. You must go into the central recess at the core near the top - the glass floor allows you to see all the way down the hollow core

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Midhurst, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Fabulous views from the top of the tower over all of København. On a clear sunny day you can see over the Øresund to Sweden.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've been visiting this place almost religiously every year for the last 4 years. View by day and view by night, both are awesome. Do visit at night when the tower is open for the observatory. The observatory is highly recommended, especially on clear sky nights.

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Con Dao, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Standing tall and made for horse carriange ride the the top is amazing and very royal.. Love it, even we had to walk to the top

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Herzlia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As its name implies, you go round and round till you reach the top (just a few steps at the end). To me - the nicest part was the slope that led to the top. If you intend to take pictures, do it in the upper part as there is more sunlight coming from the windows (in the lower part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Rundetårn / Rundetaarn / The Round Tower is a must-see in Copenhagen. Built as an astronomical observatory in the 17th century, the top of this tower contains breathtaking 360° views of Copenhagen stretching as far as the eye can see. Admission is only 25 DKK (approx $4 USD). Note - there is no elevator/lift and no stairs until you reach... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Round Tower is well worth a visit. The winding walkway makes for an unusual experience and the Art Gallery is exceptional. Good views across Copenhagen.

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