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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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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the rundetaarn for it's great architecture and views, however felt the 25 krone charge was a bit much as we expected it to be a free. Great view despite the weather.

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Orangeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to get a 360 degree view of Copenhagen. There's many of little things to see inside the tower including a gallery and museum. It's a top stop in the city.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The view of Copenhagen ftom the top is excellent. Do not miss it. And the ticket is cheap... Inside the tower,there are some steps near the top (the scale is very narrow) but until then, you go throgh a circular road within the tower. The secpnd thing you must do: near the top, there is a very small doir that... More 

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Northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit. Stunning rooftop views Nice cafe to relax in and an interesting gallery space with some nice installations.

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Really nice place to overlook copenhagen. Nice walk up And there is a surprise halfway up! Really enjoyed the view.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to get a fairly clear day when we visited. You can see quite a bit from the top. The real treat is the neighborhood around the tower. It is a great walk filled with shops and interesting distractions.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent views of the city. Easy to climb to the top because it has a gentle sloped paved circular passage with just a few stairs at the top where you can only go up in single file. Seemed very popular but it wasn't too crowded.

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Zevergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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

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

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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