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“Amazing night fall with the bird eye view of Copenhagen”
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Rundetaarn
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$63.07*
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Ranked #11 of 388 things to do in Copenhagen
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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.
Reviewed October 14, 2012

It can cost around 25DKK to enter the round tower. Most people aim at climbing the top only but there are also some interesting things during the way such as, the Spiral lamp, the Round Tower's privy, the library hall and the Planetarium.
I went there around the night fall on the Kulturnatten's day so, I couldn't see the daylight view

Thank IdOntCareZ
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

The round tower was designed as an observatory but the main benefit as a visitor is being able to see the skyline of Copenhagen and the various buildings that dominate the landscape. Yes there is a climb, but if you walk on the outside it is easier and there are windows that allow you to see the view. The cost is only 25 Danish kroner.

Thank Ros V
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

If you are in the city center go in and view the roof tops of the center of city buildings. the way up it self is fun too almost no stairs just walking round and round

Thank Eran C
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Some people are put off by what might appear to be a long climb. It is actually easy. Most of the ascent is on an easy spiral ramp without steps. The last part is one easy flight of steps, and a short spiral staircase. There are two interesting exhibits on the way up, and clean toilets as well. The view from the top is worth the trip. It cost 25 Kroner ( about 4 dollars)

Thank BrianSeattle
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I liked the view from the top of the tower. The spiral walkway up to the top was an interesting experience. However, it was a bit disconcerting seeing a sign warning of pickpockets at the final spiral staircase to the viewing platform. The spiral staircase was very narrow and steep, and would be difficult for people with any sort of joint problems.

Thank BluebirdOverRainbow
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