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Address: Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Phone Number: 33 73 03 73
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One...
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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Fantastic view

Is an emblematic building in the town, built as a observatory. Now you can go up to the top and have a fantastic view of Copenhague.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Is an emblematic building in the town, built as a observatory. Now you can go up to the top and have a fantastic view of Copenhague.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A walk up fairly steep, circular cobblestone path to get to the top. A nice, but not spectacular, view from the top. There is a library/museum along the way up. It featured a small exhibit on architecture when we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What great value and a lovely subtle stroll up to the platform level (a small spiral stair near the top) well worth the £2.50 entrance fee

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to Rundetaarn for the views. It was ok, not as high as i would have imagined but a very nice experience. Be prepared for the winding walk up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great views of the city and a gentle, easy climb up the sloping spiral path, steeper steps at the very end. Through one of the little tunnels on the way up, you can stand on a glass floor and see all the way to the bottom of the tower, not for anyone who suffers from vertigo!

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Chelan, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this! The circular ramp is a stunner - built so the king could ride to the top of the observatory in his carriage, pulled by his horses. The views from on top are spectacular, and the maps on the windows really help place the buildings, church spires, and other landmarks you can see from on top. The cost to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I've never climbed a tower this high without steps. Lots of information in English. Make sure you also visit the attached church with it's magnificently restored Italian baroque organ. Good photo opportunities. There was also an exhibition to look around. A definite if you are planning an itinerary in Copenhagen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Nice 17th century tower with an observatory, there are no stairs to climb so you go up in sort of a spiral ramp, not so tough climbing. the view from the top is pretty limited though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Whilst being lost on our first day in Copenhagen, a local who helped us to find our bearings informed us that if we did nothing else during our stay we should definitely visit the observatory tower. The tower was already on our list of things to do however we ensured that we visited the tower upon this recommendation. The day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing structure, great views of CPH old town. Convenient in the centre, easy to walk up. Free with CPH Card

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