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Rundetaarn

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
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Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Didn’t cost very much to go into, and spiral slope makes it accessible. Good views over Copenhagen at the top although it’s not really very high, and Copenhagen doesn’t have many tall points of interest to see. Worth stopping briefly though

Thank Catriona H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The round tower is a good place to visit. For an entrance fee you can make your way up to the top of the tower and get splendid views from to top of Copenhagen. There is a church attached to it but by the time...More

Thank Phillip H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped by accident since it’s on the Copenhagen card - so glad we did! Easy ramp walk up and great views! Easy to see sights and some great info signs along the way. Quick visit and totally worth stopping!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't believe they built this to accommodate a horse and carrieage, but they did! Quirky building with breathtaking views.

Thank LisaCPW
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got to the location with 20 minutes before closing but was able to walk up the incline and enjoy the view with beautiful sun setting light.

Thank Vhiratsuka
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is located in the central park of the city and easy to get there. It was busy on the Saturday we went but was awesome. They had a school jazz band playing music outside which was great. Was a great mood maker for this...More

Thank MattJane
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice to view all over the town. Nice building, clean. Not expensive. Try to visit, when it's not cloudy.

Thank Jolienra
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely climb to the top! Amazing views and incredible exhibition space currently showing great art works by students with disabilities. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tracey G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When the round tower was built a a celestial observatory who could have predicted the fabulous city views of today. Be sure to climb the spiral walk to the top and bring a camera

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun and relatively cheap way to get a good view of the city. The walk up is really just a long spiral ramp so didn't feel like a long slog up a tower. The views up top were really good and we...More

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michellefisher2002
9 January 2017|
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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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ewint2006
15 July 2015|
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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.
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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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