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Rundetaarn

Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark (Indre By)
33 73 03 73
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Ranked #18 of 207 Attractions in Copenhagen
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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... more » 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. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You walk up a winding ramp all the way to the top with a whole load of tourists who like us were taking shelter from the rain :) . The top has a nice view of Copenhagen but couldn't get nice pictures as they have double iron fences around the top. Its nice but within 20 minutes we were out... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite attractions in Copenhagen (I live here). It's a great place to start when visiting the city - both because it's a nice uphill walk, but also because it gives you a great overview of Copenhagen. Also, it's cheap (25 DKK). Also, it's 400 years old and is in the historical centre of Copenhagen.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Easy walk up since its a sloping walk up (no stairs) and nice views of Copenhagen once you get up there.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Definite worth the walk up the spiralling slope to get to the top. Great views across Copenhagen. Nice gallery half way up - great to have a rest before the second half of the climb!

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

the round tower was built in connection with a church and has been hosting the library of the city(?) or at least of the church for long years. impressive is that you can enter the old bellhouse and also hae a look into the church. you need to know that there are no stairs until you reach the roof and... More

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Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

You can see the most of highlights of the city from the top of this tower - even the Øresund Bridge and Sweden.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We rode our bikes and then walked All the way to the top! A great location for taking photographs of the city.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I traveled to Copenhagen during our honeymoon and went into the Rundetaarn. It was not overly expensive and it was worth the time to see the "rooftop" view of Copenhagen. The astounding part of the experience was how quiet Copenhagen is, for being a large city.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Rundetaarn was one of my favourite things that we saw in Copenhagen. You climb the spiral (no steps) to get to the amazing view at the top which is outdoors. There is a gift shop and gallery part way up and spots to rest. There is also a washroom at this spot. You can see the whole city from... More

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

No steps except the top...a flat walk to the top albeit steep. Loved the Great view once there. Free with a copenhagen card.

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