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“The best bit of Copenhagen” 4 of 5 stars
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Rundetaarn
Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark (Indre By)
33 73 03 73
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$57*
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Ranked #19 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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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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“The best bit of Copenhagen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Lovely exhibition in the tower and a fairly easy climb, even for an old fatty like me. Seems odd to find this tower right in the middle of the very modern city.

Visited December 2012
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“Good view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

You can get a good 360 degree view of the city from this building and it is nice to walk up the tower without using stairs!

Visited July 2012
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“Nice walk up and beautiful view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This remarkable building has a ramp to the top deck. It is an easy walk up and the view is lovely with skyline "maps" to identify buildings and landmarks.

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“really good views ag the top, and a fun way to get to the top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

We just stumbled across this place when walking through the streets and thought why not go up and have a look! It's good fun getting to the top and seeing snippets off the view as you go up! And then ionce you get to the top great views of the city!

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“An interesting building with great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The tower is an inexpensive attraction that is a little bit out of the ordinary. The walk to the top up the long sloping path is easy and the views from the top are spectacular. The exhibition room is worth a visit as it is spacious and airy in its location above the church.

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