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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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“Great view from the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Situated in the middle of Strøget so it is very easy to find. It costs 25KR to enter the tower to climb to the top which is definitely worth it. The climb to the top isn’t difficult as it is more of a steep round walk than steps up. There are plenty of window seats if you fancy a rest though. The library half way up the tower is worth a look around and you can purchase drinks and snacks here which I surprisingly found to be reasonably priced. The view of Copenhagen from the top of the tower is wonderful.

Visited January 2013
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“A "must visit" if in Copenhagen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

A visit to the Round Tower provided amazing views of the City as well as the opportunity to visit a really interesting art exhibition within the tower.

Visited January 2013
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“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

There is not much to see inside although the climb is quite fun. Worth a detour if you want to get nice views from the city

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We went just before it closed and had a great view of the sunset. It is brilliantly placed to get rooftop views of the city and is very cheap to visit. However apart from views at the top, there is nothing really inside the tower to look at.

Visited January 2013
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“Provides a good view to orient yourself.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is a must because it provides a great view. On select nights the observatory is open until 10:00 p.m. We were able to view Jupiter through the telescope and enjoy the city skyline at night.

Visited January 2013
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