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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 1 week ago

loved the library section with interesting historical facts and stories. great for kids and oldies alike. even the "dunnies", past and present are a cheeky pair.

Thank iheartazulsensatori
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is for the physical fit as the walk to the top is quite a climb but the view is marvellous. The last section is via a narrow spiral staircase

Thank Pete E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the cheapest things to do in Copenhagen. There's an exhibition room in the roof of the church to get your breath back with a shop and refreshments. There are great views from the top which make it all worth while.

Thank pauldLiverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long walk up the Round Tower but definitely worth it once you reach the top. You really get to see the sites of Copenhagen with many photo opportunities. Suitable for children

Thank Aivilo03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee to this structure is included in the Copenhagen card which I think is a great value as it includes access to all public transport as well. Its a 17th century observatory, so quite a historical building. The climb to the top involves...More

Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting place - a real novelty to find in the past bikes, horses and many other modes of transport have reached almost to the top of the tower - just a few stone stairs to reach the top for the fantastic view -...More

Thank wendytK585VM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gentle walk up the circular ramp with exhibitions on the way. Great views from the top. Well worth it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the long walk up to the top and no lift, the view which you get of the city of Copenhagen makes it worth it. Easy to get tickets and great for photos

Thank Eloise Mae Kath... B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tower is really unique with it's interior design, I think anyone with reasonable stamina would be able to walk to the top no problem. The view from the top although good, but not as good as the view from the Church of Our Savior.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like architecture, history, great views and is curious about construction system, this place can really be entertaining .

Thank Renatorock
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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