Our Saviour's Church
Our Saviour's Church
4.5
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Opening hours of the tower: Every day, 09:00 - 20:00 from February 1st until December 31st. Opening hours of the church: Every day, 11:00 - 15:30. Please note that the church is closed for sightseeing during services and other activities taking place in the church.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Christianshavn
Just across one of the many bridges from Indre By, you’ll find Christianshavn. An eclectic area with old brick lanes, houses dating back to the 16th century, and canals which are home to many boats and ships, some of which has been turned into restaurants or even serve as fully furnished homes. The best known attraction in Chistianshavn is Christiania, a “free town” of residents who squat on a former military area. However just a stone’s throw away from Christiania, you’ll find some of the most fashionable waterfront apartment buildings in Copenhagen as well as the splendid Royal Opera House.
How to get there
  • Christianshavn • 3 min walk
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  • Ellie
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!!
    Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I came across this when doing some research beforehand and added it to our list of things to see/do. Climbing to the top was tiring but so worth it, got some great pics. Well worth the money we paid, would recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Jenny M
    London, United Kingdom42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic views
    We had fabulous weather for our trip up to the top of this church. It is a twisty, turny wooden staircase and then you reach a viewing platform before the final ascent around the spire. Amazing thing to do. There are not too many steps, and for someone unfit, like me, it was perfectly manageable. Beware, though, because outside there is definitely movement when you’re climbing the stairs!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Joanne M
    Dundee, United Kingdom205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overcame a fear of heights to be able to get to the top
    We booked online before we arrived which meant we could by-pass the queue of people booking online outside. The climb up is hard work and you would need a reasonable level of fitness to be able to do it. There are stopping places on the way up but these are small so you can’t wait too long. The last third of the climb is outside which is a bit more scary (for me who doesn’t like heights) especially as it was very windy. However the steps outside are more even and not as steep as the wooden ones inside the tower, and there are high railings surrounding the steps. There isn’t much space right at the top so we just turned round and returned to the previous platform to take photos.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2023
  • JT_NS
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual spire climb with wonderful views. Not open if raining.
    It was a rainy day in Copenhagen so we were lucky this was open. It closes in rain and we can see why. The church is lovely but everyone is there to walk up the spiral staircase on the outside of the spire. This must be slippery when wet! Booking online is necessary - you get a half an hour slot in an attempt to ensure that people go up and come down at the same time. It only works if people are on time though! The climb up inside the structure is via stairs then wooden ladder-type stairs - Signs to Mind your Head are well placed. You then emerge onto a viewing platform (not screened in like the one on the Round Tower) and have amazing views in all directions with helpful labelled pictures to identify the many iconic buildings around. From here you climb the spiral steps around the spire with not much more than a handrail for safety! People go up and down the same way. We loved it but were the last of our half hour slot group to go up, and by the time we came down the next slot were on their way up. The viewing platform became quite busy with everyone arriving and we had to wait for a gap to go down. A lot of stairs and a head for heights essential but definitely well worth it!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the time to visit.
    A must do if you are in CPN. We didn’t book until we actually were stood outside and then we were only waiting about 20 minutes which gave us time to look inside the church before the climb. The actual climb in places is a bit tight with the previous time slot people coming down as you’re going up, but there are enough passing places. I seem to recall the final ‘inside’ steps were almost like walking up a step ladder to get to the outside steps. The outside steps start wide and easy but naturally get progressively smaller until you can’t go higher. Fabulous views all around for 69 DKK for two adults entrance fee.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • babykong
    London, United Kingdom573 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sad I couldn’t climb the tower, hopefully next time…
    I was supposed to climb the tower, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the bad weather conditions. I had booked the ticket in advance online, and was really impressed by how quickly they refunded the money back to my account. I only received the cancellation email once I’d arrived at the church, so thought I might as well have a look inside whilst I was there. The interior of the church is actually really beautiful, and definitely worth visiting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Max
    Stevenage, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hard going but well worth it!
    We had spotted this church from a canal cruise and were keen to visit. When we arrived, we realised we needed to book to access the top of the tower though this was very easy to do via a provided QR code and was reasonable. Whilst waiting for our time slot we ventured inside the church which was beautiful. We then climbed to the top of the church tower. The stairs are very narrow - though that is to be expected from such a building - and some are very steep though this did not hinder our experience at all. We loved reaching the top for amazing views of Copenhagen. At the end, we made sure to pick up an FAQ leaflet about the church which answered some of our questions. Friendly staff who allowed us to leave our big bag of shopping with them to avoid having to attempt to lug it with us on the journey upwards.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Kara V
    Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our trip. Beautiful views
    I had been looking forward to this stop and it did not disappoint!! Took my time on the inside stairs (which were more challenging than the outside) and everything went fine. Was there at a less busy time and everyone was kind providing chances for each other to pass or pause and catch their breath if needed. I would like to include that I am a middle aged lady who can be quite fearful of falling from heights and the outside stairs were no issue - wide enough for people to pass each other and a nice high railing to feel secure. And even if you don’t go the last distance of the spire the landing platform still has beautiful views and is very worth it
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • vegetarian-girl
    Austin, Texas467 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Facing my fears
    Part of the Copenhagen Card, we seemed to be fast tracked thru while others were trying to log on & sign up for slot to climb the spire. It was too scary for me to go very far once we reached the outside. But my hubby went about half the way up. Even the inside was a bit daunting for me when steps looked more like ladders! But turning back would be more trouble for the people behind me.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
  • PJZimm
    Milton, Massachusetts167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    View From the Top
    On a beautiful Sunday morning, my son and I took the steps to the top of the spire. The steps inside the tower were more formidable than the climb up outside. Even though the last of the tower steps ended in a ladder before coming into open air, there were railings along the way for all steps which my 70+ year old knees appreciated. We went early and crowds were not much of an issue. The views were spectacular. We were down on the street for 10 minutes when the bells started ringing ....can only imagine what that would be like if you were in the bell tower at that appointed time. Christianshavn is such a delightful neighborhood (in such an equally delightful city), so the walk over to the church is part of the experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 24, 2023
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researchplanaholic
Mid-atlantic State41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I wished I'd researched this attraction prior to visiting. I just figured it was a climb and then there'd be some gorgeous views. So yes that is true. But the climb was in this tight space of tons of folks going up and down and not having any room to pass each other. The top is a straight up small ladder that brings you right out into an open platform. I don't know if it was the surprise after the claustrophobic staircase but the railing just didn't seem enough for the narrow platform and the number of people milling about. While the others in my group continued the outside spiral staircase climb and enjoyed the views on a very clear and sunny day, I suffered some version of a panic attack. Although I tried to look out and enjoy the views after that narrow staircase climb, I found it too anxiety inducing. Unfortunately, the climb back down wasn't too easy either. You have to turn around and backward climb the ladder in order to fit yourself into the stairwell. After that you wait for others to pass and make your way down in a cramped and sort of tight space. It gets warm in the stairwell also. The rest in my group loved the views and highly recommend the visit. Tip - book your ticket online in advance to get a time slot as spots to go up are limited and we noted several disappointed tourists who could not visit to go up as tickets were sold for the day (it was a weekend mid-day). We used our Copenhagen Card for the visit.
Written September 7, 2023
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Iva Nedeljkovic
Belgrade, Serbia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
If you are in Copenhagen, you can not miss this place. It is an old church with the best view I have ever seen. It does not take you a lot of time to climb up to the top, but when you get there, you just want to stay there and have a long gaze at the beautiful city, its architecture and nature.
The highest you can climb is almost 90m above the ground, so you can imagine the view.
I went there with a friend who had a fear of heights, but she said that it is hundred percent worth it.
I would recommend it to anyone, even with a fear, because it is the best spot in CPH and you will never forget the experience (it is also coming out of the comfort zone :)).
Just choose the sunny day if you want the best gaze of the whole city's panorama.
Written October 31, 2021
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JT_NS
Oxfordshire, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
It was a rainy day in Copenhagen so we were lucky this was open. It closes in rain and we can see why. The church is lovely but everyone is there to walk up the spiral staircase on the outside of the spire. This must be slippery when wet!

Booking online is necessary - you get a half an hour slot in an attempt to ensure that people go up and come down at the same time. It only works if people are on time though! The climb up inside the structure is via stairs then wooden ladder-type stairs - Signs to Mind your Head are well placed. You then emerge onto a viewing platform (not screened in like the one on the Round Tower) and have amazing views in all directions with helpful labelled pictures to identify the many iconic buildings around. From here you climb the spiral steps around the spire with not much more than a handrail for safety! People go up and down the same way. We loved it but were the last of our half hour slot group to go up, and by the time we came down the next slot were on their way up. The viewing platform became quite busy with everyone arriving and we had to wait for a gap to go down.
A lot of stairs and a head for heights essential but definitely well worth it!
Written July 25, 2023
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Max
Stevenage, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We had spotted this church from a canal cruise and were keen to visit.
When we arrived, we realised we needed to book to access the top of the tower though this was very easy to do via a provided QR code and was reasonable. Whilst waiting for our time slot we ventured inside the church which was beautiful.
We then climbed to the top of the church tower. The stairs are very narrow - though that is to be expected from such a building - and some are very steep though this did not hinder our experience at all. We loved reaching the top for amazing views of Copenhagen.
At the end, we made sure to pick up an FAQ leaflet about the church which answered some of our questions.
Friendly staff who allowed us to leave our big bag of shopping with them to avoid having to attempt to lug it with us on the journey upwards.
Written August 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HeleneT72
Cumbernauld, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This was an amazing experience. First climbing up the wooden steps all the way to the bells inside the tower was in itself amazing. You can touch the carpentry, smell the wood, see the bells really close up, the clock work. It felt like a priviledge to be allowed to go where people are usually not. Then, you step onto the roof and you climb the stairway to heaven! Try to avoid doing this on a windy day! My husband has a fear of hight, however he really challenged himself and managed to go all the way to the top of the steeple. He had jelly legs but he managed so this proves that you should not let your fear dictate what you can or cannot do. Put it on your "to do" list!
Written October 16, 2021
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Joanne M
Dundee, UK205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We booked online before we arrived which meant we could by-pass the queue of people booking online outside. The climb up is hard work and you would need a reasonable level of fitness to be able to do it. There are stopping places on the way up but these are small so you can’t wait too long. The last third of the climb is outside which is a bit more scary (for me who doesn’t like heights) especially as it was very windy. However the steps outside are more even and not as steep as the wooden ones inside the tower, and there are high railings surrounding the steps. There isn’t much space right at the top so we just turned round and returned to the previous platform to take photos.
Written July 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jonofromcas
Castleford, UK1,437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A must do if you are in CPN. We didn’t book until we actually were stood outside and then we were only waiting about 20 minutes which gave us time to look inside the church before the climb.

The actual climb in places is a bit tight with the previous time slot people coming down as you’re going up, but there are enough passing places. I seem to recall the final ‘inside’ steps were almost like walking up a step ladder to get to the outside steps. The outside steps start wide and easy but naturally get progressively smaller until you can’t go higher.

Fabulous views all around for 69 DKK for two adults entrance fee.
Written July 29, 2023
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islandgirl2244
virginia186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a historic baroque church in Christianshavn, just one block from the Metro station. You can climb up the 400 steps to the top for a fee. The church can be seen from all over the city of Copenhagen. It is definitely worth a visit.
Written July 27, 2022
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Esra
Amsterdam, The Netherlands312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The view is worth it but don't risk going up if your not totally mobile. The second part is a steep climb with narrow spiraling stairs. The last part (stairs on the right when you get on the platform) is not so steep but spirals, at the top you need to turn around and go down by the same stairs. We got up 10 min before the "tour" came up so we were lucky. Others... not so much.
Written August 23, 2022
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PJZimm
Milton, MA167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
On a beautiful Sunday morning, my son and I took the steps to the top of the spire. The steps inside the tower were more formidable than the climb up outside. Even though the last of the tower steps ended in a ladder before coming into open air, there were railings along the way for all steps which my 70+ year old knees appreciated.

We went early and crowds were not much of an issue. The views were spectacular.

We were down on the street for 10 minutes when the bells started ringing ....can only imagine what that would be like if you were in the bell tower at that appointed time.

Christianshavn is such a delightful neighborhood (in such an equally delightful city), so the walk over to the church is part of the experience.
Written October 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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