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“The sight is amazing”
Review of Rundetaarn

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Ranked #10 of 352 things to do in Copenhagen
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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.
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“The sight is amazing”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Unfortunately, no one explained the history of the tower for me. I got some information from a lady who was leading a 15-person line of school girls and boys.

Visited June 2012
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“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this iconic building when you visit Copenhagen - a unique design, cheap entry and amazing views over all of Copenhagen. We went just before closing time in the winter so it was nearly dark and the city lights were beautiful from the top! Also enjoyed the artefacts and info placed in the bell loft.

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“360° view of Copenhagen city”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Once we finished climbing up the tower through the spiral, we enjoyed the city view of Copenhagen.

However, it was raining so we could not take photos on that day.
Therefore we went back another day to take photos though it was quite cold and windy.

I personally think if you visit the tower near the end of your stay(after exploring the city), that would be best. That is because you will then be able to identify the different landmarks you see from the tower.

The entrance was free with Copenhagen card.

Visited December 2012
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“Possibly my favourite place we visited!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

I loved the round tower visit, so unique!
Great value for money, very calm and relaxed visit with freedom to just miander up the spiralling slope at leisure.
Small cafe / art gallery / shop part way up which is worth a mooch around (dont miss a look through the glass tiles in the floor!).
Views from the top were fantastic, well worth the gentle climb.
This was the first stop on our visit to Copenhagen due to reading reviews on trip advisor and I definitely add my recommendation!

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“Great fun with good views”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

not that impressive from the outside but really interesting to walk up and down the spiralling path. the views from the platform at the top were well worth it and the bell loft is worth a peek too.

Visited December 2012
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