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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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While doing my research on Copenhagen ( i was a first time visitor), I came across this and added it to my "must see" list in my head. It is located right in central Copenhagen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

While doing my research on Copenhagen ( i was a first time visitor), I came across this and added it to my "must see" list in my head. It is located right in central Copenhagen and cant be missed. The walk up to the top is a challenge as it is all one large winding ramp. I found out that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This building of the 17th century was housing an astronomical observatory, a church and a library.In the space of the church a collection of historical items is displayed. The library is used for cultural events and houses a shop, a cafe and art exhibitions and the observatory is still functioning.From the top terrace one has a splendid view of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Walking through Stroget, we had to try our hand at walking up the Round Tower. It's challenging, but certainly doable, even for this 62 year old. Great views await from the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is a nice round tower with the wide corridor which climbs to the top to get a nice view of the city. It is in the city center so it should be not missed on any traveller's "to visit" list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting sloping ramp takes you hop to the old observatory. Art exhibitions on midway floor Worth a look Allow 30 min

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The view and design of the building are pretty nice. Other than that, not much else to see. And I think the view from Our saviors church in Christianhavn would be better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Worth spending an hour climbing the tower (no stairs just a gentle ramp) the views from the top of the tower are great. On a clear day you can spot the Oresund bridge in the distance leading to Malmo. The surrounding area is filled with interesting bars restaurants and boutique shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

amazing place where you can enjoy a wonderful of the whole beauties of copenhagen. entry ticket costs 25 Kr each and it really worth the visit. inside you have the chance to enjoy some of the exhibitions as well.recommended it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Even the indoor ramp leading up almost to the roof spirals up in a "round" manner, so no wonder it is called the Round Tower. Just to get to the top you need to climb a few more stairs and then you are above the roofs of Copenhagen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Read about this before we arrived so decided to do it as the first thing we did when arriving in copenahgen to see the whole city from above. Walk up not to hard due to it being ramped rather than staired. View from top was worth the climb. as is the galllery half way up worth a look

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