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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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"great views from the top"
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"observation deck"
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"an art gallery"
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"nice view of the city"
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"worth the climb"
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"interesting building"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting place with good way up to the top. You will be definitely able to make it. The view is great. Highly recommend

Thank muumsa
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an easy cl8mb upto the top by way of an internal ramp and then stairs. Not frightening at all if you don’t enjoy heights. Great views at the top. Very historical and worth a visit. Can’t remeber the price but not expensive at...More

Thank Noel A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such an unusual building and well worth a visit. It gets busy so go early. There is a narrow but short staircase to get out to the top - don't be put off with this and go up.

Thank VisitingHay
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Reviewed yesterday

The round tower is located in the centre of Copenhagen and rather than steps it has a unique path all the way to the top! The tower was built so that the king could ride up using a horse and carriage so you can have...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was something we accidentally stumbled across, but really glad we did. Excellent views from the top, the climb isn't too difficult at all, cool architecture too.

Thank Jake Y
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Reviewed yesterday

Lot of climbing but is worth of it, good views in all directions. There is also exhibition inside and some historical remains (lavatory..) Quite affordable too.

Thank Neiti K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For 25kr you can walk to the top. A location from the Dutch tv series Bassie & Adriaan. Worth a visit with a good view over the city.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable sight - the walk up is not to hard with the reward of a lovely view from the top. Make sure you don’t miss the view into the hollow tower, everyone steps gingerly onto the glass just in case!

Thank kiwimadeinnz
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In the middle of the city center of Copenhagen stands this tall tower. Giving you a lovely view of the city. The way up is an amazing walk with cool windows, lighting and shadows. It is quite a walk but it has an amazing atmosphere....More

Thank _Rocket-Raccoon_2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy to walk to. An observatory which is part of the church. Can pay to climb to the top - nice view.

Thank dmac55
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as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
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
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michellefisher2002
January 9, 2017|
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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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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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