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Rundetaarn

Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
+45 33 73 03 73
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed yesterday

It goes round and round upwards. It is an old observatory centre at the top. Nice view on top though

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was fun to walk up the spiral slope. There were a few narrow stairs at the top but the climb was worth it! There is a lovely view over the whole of Copenhagen.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Included in the Copenhagen Card and conveniently located, the Round Tower is a great place to visit for some great views of the city. It’s open fairly late in summer and nestled amongst a shopping district, so it doesn’t feel like you’re going out of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There’s a small fee to go up the tower. You pay it right where the spiral ascent begins. Going up, do take a peep at the Trinitatis Church, the commode which used gravity to dispose of for what it received and the exhibition space. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is very central to the city, reasonable price to get in, 90% of the climb up the tower is best described as a internal flat road like path winding up around the tower , opposed to stairs, not expected. little stops off as you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can “walk” all the way up to the top (except for the last minute, there is a stair and a very small spiral staircase). Nice view over the city. A must-see when you are in CPH.

Thank Jos076
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice view of Copenhagen during a hot day. Not so much more than that but still worth the climb. I would like to visit some of the happenings they have now and then, but unfortunately there was nothing when we were in town.

Thank malinerika1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rundetaarn 'The Round Tower' offers unique view over Copenhagen at the top of a 34.8 metre tower. The spiral inclined walkway is unique and offers views throughout. You can access the Library Hall which houses exhibitions, the Bell Loft showing a small collection of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting building, and good work out walking the ramp to the top. Great views of the city. Also visited the gallery on site as well as the church, wow so beautiful!

Thank Steph R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A dizzying walk to the top of this attraction is well worth the rewarding stunning city panoramic views at the top. Don't forget to stop at the kissing bench on the way if travelling with a special someone.

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
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city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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michellefisher2002
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Iris P |
21 September - 20 may: daily 10-18 21 may - 20 September: 10- 20 the tower is closed 24 and 25 December and 1 January the observatory is open: October - March, Tuesday and Wednesday 19 - 21
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ewint2006
July 15, 2015|
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Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as are wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is a tight spiral staircase of about a dozen steps at the very top to gain access to the observation deck so you would need to leave the buggy at the top of the ramp.
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KRC53
June 30, 2015|
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Response from Davide D | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to buy ticket with Copenhagen Card!
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