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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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Well worth a trip to the top you get a good view of Copenhagen.One of the cheapest things to do in Copenhagen

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a trip to the top you get a good view of Copenhagen.One of the cheapest things to do in Copenhagen

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting building. I have never seen a tower that had a slope instead of steps before. There are a couple of exhibitions in there too. When we visited there was a large display of items donated by people from their failed romances!

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Its a most unusual tower to ascend as all except the last couple of revolutions are almost street width and a paved slope rather than steps. It makes it a very easy ascent. It is very well kept and has good clean toilets and a café. It would get 5 stars if the view was like from the top of,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Round Tower is unlike any other tower I have climbed because it does not have stairs until the final part of the ascent. Instead it has a steady ascent on a slope that spirals around the inside of the tower. The walk was worth it as the views from the top are amazing in every direction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was quite hard walking to the top but so worth it for the views.Walking down the slopes was fun though.A must see!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The round tower was the last attraction I visited during my short stay in Copenhagen. It is an interesting place since there are no steps, but it is a spiral ramp. When you get to the top of the tower, you can see an incredible view of the entire city and you can also catch a glimpse of Molko (Sweden).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a great trip up the tower, but be prepared for the hike. Luckily it is not stairs the whole way up it is mostly a ramp. There are some narrow steps at the right at the top. The views at the top are stunning and you can see for miles. The viewing platform is a very big trip... More 

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We saw this on a travel programme so made a point of visiting. We LOVED the climb and the amazing view over the city was just an added bonus. If you take the time to stop and read the info signs you'll get more from this already good value treat.

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Just do it. It's not expensive, lovely church with stunning icons attached. Gives you a flavour of the city immediately and it's in the heart of the city so can either hit the shops or the cafes before or after ... or both. Not expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Get a good look over Copenhagen and all the old houses it was so nice to be op in the tower, go here if the sun is out

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