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“Round & Round!”
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Rundetaarn
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US$58.45*
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Ranked #10 of 352 things to do in Copenhagen
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Fee: Yes
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.
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“Round & Round!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

How nice to go (almost) to the top of a tower without have to climb lots of narrow stairs. The slope is wide and not too steep, it's only towards the top that you have some steps. The views from the top are excellent and it wasn't too crowded up there either.

Visited August 2014
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“Interesting building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Children 's liked the ramp which led to the top :) There was a nice view from the top. We get also nice overview of the tower history, which was printed to the booklet and given us with tickets.

Visited August 2014
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“Good place to start a visit to Copenhagen”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Great place to start a visit to the city because of the opportunity to see the town from a 360 degree perspective. Very crowded because of all the tourists but also the access to the top is pretty wide so you access up to the top isn't too bad.

Going there once is probably enough but glad we did it...

Visited August 2014
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“Good views over the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Walk all the way to see the views over the city. There isn't a whole lot more to say then that :-) :-)

Visited October 2013
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“Breathtaking Vista”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

A unique place for a panoramic vista of Copenagen. The architectural design is equally amazing-inside & out. Do not attempt the climb in stilettoes though, sensible shoes are a prerequisite.

Visited August 2014
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