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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
Fee: Yes

The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions...

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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Climbing up the ramp was an interesting experience- an easier ascent than stairs, but a but terrifying on the way back down! Plenty of things to attract one's interest on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Carlow, Ireland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Climbing up the ramp was an interesting experience- an easier ascent than stairs, but a but terrifying on the way back down! Plenty of things to attract one's interest on the way, plus beautiful views from the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love going up the round tower, it's such a good price for the view you get of Copenhagen, it's well worth a visit, dead cheap and has some history involved too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this place and used our Copenhagen cards to get in for free. Twisting walkway to the top for amazing views. Art gallery half way up and a Church underneath. The views at the top are spectacular too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tower is beautifull! The inner path is very particular with the stones going round and from the top you can have a wonderfull view of the city all around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tower is close Gågade (the walking street) and has great views. I would recommend going a little later in the day so you don't have any "school trips" to deal with. But before sunset. It is a of exercise, nothing the average person couldn't handle, but wear good shoes. Also it is a cheap "tourist attraction" for Københaven.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting stop off when exploring the city. Tower used as an observatory. Steep climb but nothing an average person couldn't deal with. Sights from the top are awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The round tower is right in the heart of the city. You can use the walkway to go upstairs for some nice views.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, top of the tower has a good view but other than that, nothing fascinating. If youre on a tight schedule, you can give it a skip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap to see and a fun walk to the top for a marvellous view of Copenhagen plus a few interesting bits to see on the way. Look thru one of the tiny arches as you go up the slope and look thru the glass right down to the bottom - scary !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit, when in Copenhagen. A round tower, part of a Church. From here you have great views of Copenhagen. You have to be able to walk/climb the spiral interior, though.

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