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“Ascent of the spire”

Church of Our Saviour
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Ranked #16 of 416 things to do in Copenhagen
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We came upon this church by chance and realised that entry was free with our Copenhagen Cards (they get you in to all sorts of places (e.g Tivoli Gardens, boat trips) free as well as free travel on the railways and buses - pre-book & pick the cards up at the airport!).

Denmark doesn't seem to go in for excessive Health and Safety precautions, so the climb up inside the bell tower was quite exciting - especially with contra-flow on the tight spiral staircase!

Emerging on to the outside was not scary (despite the height) due to sturdy stair case and handrail - however, it was surprising to queue to get to the top to find that the staircase just got very narrow and stopped - so after a few seconds to take in the view, you had to come down to let the next person up.

However - I'm glad I went!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

one should not miss to climb up the incredible tower of this beautiful church. you need to be somehow fit but it's more than worthwhile...

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Although we did not hike up the spire for lack of time, this church was an excellent sight. The organ is impressive and there are many signs explaining the break (Lutheranism's) from the Catholic church and the Danish welfare state. I found the signage informative and easy to understand.

Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It's a great tower to climb. Not much to see inside but great views from the main platform at the too. The wooden staircases are steep but strong with plenty of banisters.

If you go up the spiral at the top... well, eventually it gets pretty skinny up there. Safe, I think, but enough to get the heart beating a little faster.

Thank TheBSJ
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Incredible views from the tower but agree with other reviewers, this is not an activity for those with fear of heights or claustrophobia. Staircase very narrow and steep as you get near the top. Also, if you value your hearing, avoid climbing on the hour when the bells ring - very loud! But again, views are incredible. On a clear day, can see all the way to Sweden.

Thank pedzzz
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