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Rundetaarn

Address: Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark (Indre By)
Phone Number: 33 73 03 73
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Ranked #19 of 205 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This view is older than America, offering a panoramic lookout over the rooftops of Copenhagen - and onward to Sweden on clear days - since 1642. Built by King Christian IV as an observatory, the Round Tower's trademark is the sloping ramp up to the top, known as an Equestrian Staircase. Christian IV was a very fat man and the... More 

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Riga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

it is historical building, which offers to you climb up to viewing platform not by stairs, but it is like to walk on red brick road, which is heading to the sky! than when you are on the top, you got the view...

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

On a Clear day, the panoramic view is fantastic. Very easy to walk through the round corridor and reach the top. The gify shop is uniwue with good prices, danish-style designed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went about 40 minutes before closing and it was not crowded at all. I think it gets pretty packed earlier in the day. I got in for Free as part of my Copenhagen Card (which I highly recommend). This is a great spot to take pictures of the city skyline and you can see Sweden in the distance!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In a city with many options of views, I liked this one. This view sits a little lower than a couple of the others, but it was an interesting structure with a nice history. I recommend going at the bottom of the hour. That way you can hear the church bells that dot the Copenhagen landscape all go off at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An easy climb to the top for fabulous views over the city, but beware on a windy day it's hard to keep your feet, sadly my hat and I decided to part company on top, but with the CPH card, worth a visit

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Asker, Akershus, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There is not much to see into the tower, but when you get to the top it worths. You can see all Copenhagen. Little disappointed because the room at the top with the telescope was closed...

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A good spot to get a view of the rooftops, and further afield to Sweden. Most of the journey up is by a spiral ramp, although there are narrow steps just at the top. There is some fascinating additional features, such as the Brahe planetarium (not to be confused with a modern display planetarium), the glass floor 25m up over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The view of the city was nice but the bars/railing that surround the viewing platform take away from the experience and ruin the pictures.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Rundetaarn was a very pleasent attraction. You can have a great view over the city from the top. The stairs are spiral and very fun to climb.

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