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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Rundetaarn

Rundetaarn
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$62.96*
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Ranked #11 of 393 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 July 26, 2014

The tower is well worth a visit, even if you`re only interested in the views from the top.

It`s only 2 pounds 50p for entry, and the the whole of Copenhagen can be seen from the top. The Observatory is only open on Sundays, so try and go then, but this isn`t essential.

Amazing structure and history - add it to your list of things to do whilst in Copenhagen!

Thank Simplykdc
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great view from the top, and the chance to stand on the glass floor and look down the centre of the tower is not to be missed.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I visited Rundetårn and found it quite different than any other towers we have visited. You walk around and around until you reach the top ( no stairs except for three stairs at the end), and when you reach the top there`s a lovely view over Copenhagen.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

It's only 25dkk to get on top of the Rundetaarn. There are stairs on the last part, but mainly you just walk a trail up. In between is a gallery.
The view is pretty and on top they also have benches to sit down.

Thank sab_1993
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Rundetaan is an observation tower and gives you one of the best views of the city and fortunately there is an easy climb involved so all those who are afraid of stairs, fear not because all they have is a raised platform that will take you to the top. On a nice breezy weather there is nothing like than being able to stand here and enjoy a breathtaking view.

Thank muffled f
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