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Rundetaarn

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Address: Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
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+45 33 73 03 73
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One of...

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 better tower in CPH

Cheap to go up. A relatively easy incline. Very nice view from the top particularly on a clear sunny day you can see all the way to Sweden.

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Cheap to go up. A relatively easy incline. Very nice view from the top particularly on a clear sunny day you can see all the way to Sweden.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Round Tower is centrally located, and for a small entry fee you can follow in the feet of astronomers up a reasonably graded path to a great view over Copenhagen.

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It is worth money and effort to go up the round tower. the walk is pleasant and not too difficult. The view around of the city is really good.

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This tower is splendid. One ascends this rotund beast with gradual anticipation at what will appear around each orbitary turn. As yardage is accumulated, one tires, but fear not, my friend, you shall transcend your endurement and thus, prevail to a visage of Copenhagenry wonderment. Well played Rundetaarn... well played.

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We made out wary to the top tho be rewarded with a spectacular 360 degree view of the city. Great for adults and children.

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We enjoyed our climb to the top if for no other reason than the group photo we took at the top. There were exhibits along the way but we didn't spend much time looking at them.

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We have looked this up before coming to Copenhagen but had not made it by there yet. It is an easy climb up the spiral ramp with a few steep steps at the top. The views are not quite as good as climbing some of the other towers due to not being as tall (95'), but it is well worth... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views and wonderful museum Worth the admission DEK25 We spend an hour there exploring The spiral ramp shouldn't cause any difficulty and the observatory felt completely safe

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I had my expectations held high after visiting Rosenberg Castle, hoping for more historical artifacts, stories about Copenhagen or even the tower itself, but this turns out to be rather disappointing for me. There are only 4 points of interests in the tower (5 if you count the climbing of the tower as one). 1st POI is a mini contemporary... More 

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Attached to a very impressive church, the Rundetaarn is an amazing building. With a gently sloping route up to the top the views from the top are totally worth the journey up! There is also a glass floor you can stand on that shows views all the way to the bottom inside the stair well!

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This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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