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Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
+45 33 73 03 73
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 73 03 73
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

King Christian 4 th built this tower as an observation tower( There is still an observatory where you can observe the Stars) with the unique spiral staircase in 1637-41. Although the tower itself is only 34 meters tall, there is a great view from the...More

Thank Birte L
Reviewed 2 days ago

In an already charming and architecturally interesting city, amidst an excellent shopping and dining district, stands a marvelous 16th century tower and observatory. It affords great rooftop level views of the surrounding city from the 35 meter high observation deck, and I am told has...More

Thank Andrewsk8s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This building is worth climbing to the top to have a nice view over the city. You can also see the famous bridge to Sweden on a clear day. The climb to the top is also unusual as you climb spiral slope not by stairs.

Thank philba890
Reviewed 2 days ago

nice views of copenhagen from top. well worth a visit, not sure of price in as we had Copenhagen Tourist Card

Thank gdf36
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun to walk up the winding pathway to the top of this tower. Once at the top you have gorgeous sweeping views of Copenhagen.

Thank FrequentFlyerQueen13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Though it will only takes thirty minutes or so, it is well worth the visit. The views of the city are spectacular.

Thank elena k
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fairly easy stroll to the top as it consists of ramps rather than stairs, although there are some stairs. There is a cafe and exhibition space as you travel upwards. At the top you get some fantastic view over the city. You...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a resident Copenhagener I highly recommend you to visit Rundetårn or “The Round Tower” in the old city center. With its 41,55 meters it affords a splendid view of the city – especially in fair weather. The tower was built by out most famous...More

Thank Rune_Lykke
Reviewed 4 days ago

The walk up the ramp was very interesting. There are facinating details along the way up to the top. There are a couple of narrow stairs at the very end of the climb, the ramp itself is really wide, however. The weather was foggy when...More

Thank 231eijap
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a must see, not expensive and takes you above the skyline of Copenhagen, not a lot to see or do so it’s something that you can fit in as your browsing the shops. It’s right in the heart of the city so no travel...More

Thank Bcbob1969
Indre By (Inner City)
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
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9 January 2017|
Response from Iris P |
21 September - 20 may: daily 10-18 21 may - 20 September: 10- 20 the tower is closed 24 and 25 December and 1 January the observatory is open: October - March, Tuesday and Wednesday 19 - 21
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15 July 2015|
Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as are wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is a tight spiral staircase of about a dozen steps at the very top to gain access to the observation deck so you would need to leave the buggy at the top of the ramp.
30 June 2015|
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Response from Davide D | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to buy ticket with Copenhagen Card!
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