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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
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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Perfect view over Copenhagen

The tower is perfectly located in beautiful Copenhagen and give a beautiful view overlooking the town. You gotta love this city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tower is perfectly located in beautiful Copenhagen and give a beautiful view overlooking the town. You gotta love this city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting building, great views across the rooftops of Copenhagen. May not be so good if you can't walk far, but fairly easy incline/decline, and well worth a look just to say you've been!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Buy tickets for a performance at the concert hall. What a great value! Choose from symphony or such concerts as the ukulele orchestra of Great Britain. Easy access - just outside the DR Byen metro station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The tower in itself is an impressive structure but not really a big deal. Some times they have interesting exhibitions in the library, but the absolute favorite thing is the view from the roof. You can see the Copehagen skyline 360 degrees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My second time to the Round tower. An easy walk up (especially on the outside) to get wonderful views of the city. the walk is essentially flat because the king want to ride hi hose to the top, so no (very few) steps. Note, they always have an art exhibit going on half way up the walk to break your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful to look at from the outside. Didn't get time to go inside so I can't say how the interior looks - would presume one would get a nice view of the city from the top?! Ideal to access as it is centrally located. Great for also taking pictures with friends if that's what you are into. Not sure about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Unique spiral ramp to the top. Amazing views to "The Bridge" to Sweden, out to sea & all the wonderful historic sites in Copenhagen. A must on anybodies itinerary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This very peculiar building is worth visiting, if just for the funny ramp (no stairs) that brings you up the tower, and of course once there you have a fantastic view of the city. Worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a nice thing to do in Copenhagen for an hour. Nice exhibits in various rooms along the way to the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Only a short stop but well worth it for the views, a long walk up with some interesting stops, including a modern art gallery. Probably not worth paying individually, but included in Copenhagen card. Glass panel in the floor to view down 25M. You shoulder Stop in the beautiful church attached as well.

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