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“Love the ramp!”
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 May 2014

My daughter loves towers but I hate climbing stairs - this tower was built to please both of us - no stairs until the very end, you just gradually climb using a ramp. The view from the top of the tower isn't that amazing but the tower itself is very interesting and there are a few things to see along the way up. Very reasonably priced (only 5DKK for my 14 year old daughter and 25DKK for me)

Thank Cassowary
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed it. The best things were the spiral walk up which is very unusual, and beautiful views eith schemes what is what.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This was a great place to visit, mainly as there are very few stairs! The floor slopes upward and is very easy to walk up. The views were stunning the day we went up.

Thank SeadogCapeTown
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

It wasn't exactly a sunny day when we visited, so we weren't holding much hope out for the views! We paid DKK25 each to climb the tower (very reasonable) & started our slow climb to the top - it was brilliant that it wasn't steps until the very top & we loved that there were stops along the way! The first one we stopped at was a hat exhibition which was very interesting! They had famous peoples hats, royal hats, designer hats & hats from through the ages - you could try them on in one place which of course I did! None of us were brave enough to step onto the glass plate in the centre of the tower, but when we did reach the summit, the views from the top were spectacular - even though the weather was not so good - I'd highly recommend this if you are in the area & when you get back down, you can look around the beautiful church below. A very enjoyable hour!

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We had heard from a few people that if you want to go up a tower you should go to Vor Frelsers Kirke. So I generally advice you to do that.
But as we were just nearby, and had some spare time, we popped in. Entry isn't really expensive (I think it was 25DKK), and you're up pretty fast. The stairwell is really interesting, and the view from the top is amazing - you can see all the main sights!

Thank Robert S
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