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“Scenic view from the Round Tower”
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Rundetaarn
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$65.33*
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Ranked #11 of 394 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 27, 2012

If you have the time while in Coenhaven, you can visit the Round Tower to get a scenic aerial view of the city landmarks from the top of the tower. Climbing up the manageable winding ramp to the top of the tower is worth the excercise.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is an excellent place to visit if you like to get a bird's eye view of Copenhagen. In a nice part of town with cafe and restaurants near by. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Awesome 360 degree views of Copenhagen. A bit of a spiral hike, but fun along the way - check out the privy, and the church. Be sure to stop in the art gallery near the top for some coffee and exhibits, and some more interesting views.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was an interesting building to find in the middle of Copenhagen. The large hallway that winds you up to the top was a large contrast to the tradtitonal twisting staircase that is typical of a buidling built during the time period. The story behind it is even more entertaining, the King was too over weight and didn't want to walk to the top so he built a sloping pathway to be pulled up by his horses on his carraige. The walk up is unique and the view at the top is even better, try to catch a clear day so you can see Sweden and the surrounding areas. The cost was 5 euro a person, that is the only downside, a bit overpriced for what you get but we felt it was worth it.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The entrance fee is 25DKK for an adult, there is an art exhibition, a shop and toilet facilities at the lower levels of the tower. The last spiral staircase to the top is very narrow, and on a crowded day at Round Tower you'll have to stand in queue to get to the observation point. It's worth the visit though, and the view up there is great. It's located close to Strøget.

Thank Ole C
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