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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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We visited the Round Tower expecting to climb lots of steps to see a view......but there is more to it. For a start it is paved and sloping, and wide, with just a few steps near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Was so looking forward to this but lots of other heigher towers around the area Most uninviting tower in Copenhagen Didn't go up so cannot comment on the views but don't see how one could see the skyline of Copenhagen from here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Round Tower expecting to climb lots of steps to see a view......but there is more to it. For a start it is paved and sloping, and wide, with just a few steps near the top. There is an exhibition part way up and lots of thing to explore on yout way to the top , where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

In the centre of Copenhagen. This very old tower affords great 360 degree views of Copenhagen. Take a half way rest in the art gallery exhibition centre, you may need it, it is a reasonable climb on a circular ramp within the tower.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The tower offered a nice view of the city but it was spoilt a little with the railings and safety fence around it. There wasn't any steps so it was an easy climb up the sloping cobbles. We didn't seem to realise how quickly we had climbed up. The best view of the city, which wasn't at all restricted, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The entrance fee to the tower is only 25kr. It's interesting to walk around and up the tower, stopping at various points to see different things. Keep an eye out for the information leaflets as these indicate there is something to see nearby, otherwise, they can be easy to miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I am already older and was afraid to climb up having learned that there are no stairs but I was positively surprised as the way up was not as steep as I expected.At the end there are a couple of stairs leading to the terrass from where you have a splendid view over Copenhagen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best views of Copenhagen especially when the sun is shining. The tower includes a long spiral walk and at the top a bit of stairs. My kids love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A tower with a difference,there are a few steps at the top of this Scenic tower but most of the climb is a gradual steep gradient,spiralling up wards.The view at the top is panaramic over The city.on one of the floors is an art exhibition and a view right Down the centre of the tower is very hair raising.worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very good view from the top of the tower. nice easy walk most of the way as there is a sloping floor and only steps at the top. Good value at 25 dan kr entry each

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is cheap and great. 25kr and you get to walk up the ramp to the look out. We were fortunate to have a sunny clear day for great views across the roof tops. An interesting exhibit which seemed to include some of the fotos I like to shoot ! Was the old observatory so full of history. Great that... More 

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