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“Weekend in Copenhagen”
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Rundetaarn
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Ranked #10 of 352 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.
Naas, Ireland
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“Weekend in Copenhagen”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Lovely views out over the city, gives a sense of perspective on the city, really well restored element of the city, nice church attached

Visited November 2012
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“A Must Visit to Europe's Oldest Observatory”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

You must visit this historic and interesting building. A walk to the top is worth it and not as strenuous as one might think. From the top you can see the entire city. Don't miss this opportunity.

Visited September 2012
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“Great views and a little exercise thrown in!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We passed the tower each day on our way into central Copenhagen and waited for a sunny day to take the climb.
Be prepared for a bit of a walk up the spiral path, its really not strenuous at all, with some stairs at the top. But don't be put off by it, the 360 degrees view of Kobenhavn is spectacular and is totally worth the little bit of exercise.....and at just 25kr a must-do on a visit to this great city. It really helps to get your bearings if you enjoy exploring a city to the full.

Visited November 2012
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“City View!!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a great spot to take a panoramic overview of the city!! you need to pay KR25.. and climb the round tower...Enjoy it!

Visited October 2012
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“Big walk but worth it for the view”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The walk seems a bit endless, and the art was a bit too modern, but it is worth persevering for the views

Visited September 2012
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