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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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History, views and a workout

You get a nice little workout hiking up the spiral road. Along the way you can see the changing views. There's an interesting history to the tower. There's also a chapel in it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get a nice little workout hiking up the spiral road. Along the way you can see the changing views. There's an interesting history to the tower. There's also a chapel in it. From the top, you have some wonderful city views. It was around the corner from where we stayed and we enjoyed walking by it every day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always look for somewhere to get a view over a city when visiting & this is the place for Copenhagen. Unusual helter skelter style spiral walkway up to the top. I'm not great with heights, but felt comfortable up there. Also loved the exhibition of broken relationships. Some sad, some funny, some need to get a life!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tower's unique ramp, designed to be used by horse and cart through the interior of the tower, hides an interesting feature. Through one of the doors in the centre of the tower, one can access a room with a transparent floor. This floor (not for those with fear of heights) allows one to see the inner construction of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Boyfriend and I met up with a couple we know from Copenhagen, they showed us around the city and took us to the Rundetaarn. I was very impressed, my favourite part was actually the exhibition that was being displayed on one of the floors. It was a very interesting and thought provoking exhibition. The roof was also great, allowing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A cheap way to enjoy Copenhagen views. The tower also has exhibits and the one we visited was excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the "Round Tower".Good fun and excellent views from the top.Value for money. Make sure you find the little nook with the glass floor in the middle of the tower.

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The Round tower was well worth the small cost. It is a gentle curved ramp you walk up and many view point as you ascend. There are some exhibits and there was a major exhibition included in the entry cost. When we went it was the Memories of broken relationships. It was quite sad to read the individual stories but... More 

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Not expensive and not tiring climb, there has a big and panoramic view from city and can take a nice pic and pretty good to see the sunset

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Nice place to visit when you walk through the centre and have got enough time. Great view on places nearby. Quite long walk but easy to get on top. Recommended.

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The Rundetaarn is a nice attraction though it's not as exciting as I thought it would be. It doesn't take that long to get to the top I would say it took around 15-20 minutes up and 10-15 down. It does have historical facts all around to stop and look at. The view of the city from the top is... More 

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