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Rundetaarn
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$56.72*
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Ranked #10 of 348 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.
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“Nice view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Very cheap... for the wonderful view/panorama. Just walk around for some meters and finished by some steps and you will reach a platform (at 35m high). Dont forget your camera ;-)

Visited March 2013
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“Good view of Copenhagen”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Liked: a tower that you don't need to climb many stairs to get to the top. Kids can run wild and the adult can enjoy the nice view of Copenhagen.

Disliked: entrance price - too expensive.

Visited July 2012
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“The best views in Kobenhavn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Easy accessible tower, spiral pavement with some steps at the top. Fabulous views which are illustrated on boards, so that you know what you are looking at. - always helpful!

Visited January 2013
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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“Great view of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

This a really great site. Well priced at 25kr and a great city space. Children will love the steep floor and hiding places on the way to the top. While there we also visited an excellent exhibition of artists who have been trying to express the plight of the Syrian people.

Visited March 2013
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“nice tower in nice area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

take a break from the shopping spree and walk up the tower to enjoy a nice view over Kopenhagen. Also a view on the Oresund bridge.

Visited March 2013
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