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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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Worth the walk- excellent view!

We got the idea of walking this tower by reviews read here. I am so very happy we did!! My parents in their 70's were interested too especially since there was a ramp. My parents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We got the idea of walking this tower by reviews read here. I am so very happy we did!! My parents in their 70's were interested too especially since there was a ramp. My parents made over half of the walk and then sat down. They enjoyed the views from the windows. There were a few sets of little kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A fantastic views over the city with an unusual ascent up a winding ramp. Well worth a visit and at 25DKK not to costly either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came upon by accident. Other things were closed. This was not on our radar. So glad we chanced upon it. Great workout climbing up. The kids loved running down the multistory ramp with the stroller. No broken bones thankfully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting little tourist attraction. Good information provided at relevant points, and great views from the roof. Added extra of the observatory being open on the afternoon I was there (Sun pm).

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's a very special building with the spiral way up to the top. Nice view of the sourroundings and I appreciated the signs which explain the buildings one looks at!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our group enjoyed this building. Some very interesting things to see and read. Easy walk to the top, where you are rewarded with a great view of Copenhagen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Rundetaarn is very nice to visit! The walk to the top is fun (go and stand on the glass plate!!) and the view on the top is very nice. You can walk all the way around and have a panoramic view on Kopenhagen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

okay, this is one of the oldest observatorium in Europe. I guess I will enjoy a visit there. Thats what I think before I visit. Its true. I like the round way up. i like how there are many information in the tower. Enjoy the scenery of copenhagen. I like the building even just sit in the tower make me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting ancient tower which is used for observing the universe at the top of the roof...the winding stair without steps are absolutely marvellous...enjoy the 360 view of Copenhagen from the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This is a worthwhile stop. Reasonable entrance fee. Walk up an easy, wide ramp stopping at the library and the chapel. The last flight is a bit difficult for an older person but the view from the top is special. You can look out over Copenhagen. Try to find all the places in the city you've already been. You don't... More 

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Address: Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Phone Number: 33 73 03 73
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