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Rundetaarn

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
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Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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"round tower"
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"spiral ramp"
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"easy climb"
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"hollow core"
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"astronomical observatory"
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"great views from the top"
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"an art gallery"
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"nice view of the city"
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"worth the climb"
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"interesting building"
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"bell tower"
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Reviewed yesterday

Sloped walkway to the top with a few stairs at the top. Children love the idea of a sloped walkway instead of stairs. Climbing it is not very strenuous and the view from the top is great. It can be very windy at times. It...More

Thank Mr.BAtlanta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tower offers a nice view of the city; it also features small expositions in a hall. Nice places around the tower.

Thank Ana Laura G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was included in our Copenhagen card. Which is why we went. It is no stairs to get to the top. It is just sloped all the way up. With a few stairs at the very top. There is a comic museum inside the tower...More

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably my favourite tourist site in Copenhagen. It doesn't sound like much, a tower with a spiral ramp in it! But in fact it was really interesting and atmospheric, almost hypnotic (despite the many others doing the same), to walk round and round,...More

Thank Stephen_Psallidas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few places from where you get a perspective of the city... no hills, a flat land... this is a good point of observation. The access is very curious (a long ramp, no stairs).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual building, instead of stairs a spiral slope which you walk up to the viewing gallery. It's A quick attraction to do and worth it to get your bearings of the city.

Thank shona_corner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an unusual building - a tower with a spiral slope instead of stairs, taking you to a circular viewing gallery from which you can see all of Copenhagen. The building is lovely. Allow around 30 minutes for the trip, more if there's an...More

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You get good views of the city and its a nice quick sloped climb. It has a nice viewpoint in the center of the city to see around Copenhagen city centre.

Thank Chaitanya S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Round Tower is a quick visit ... we did at the end of a day of museum exploring. It is an easy walk up and you are rewarded with a lovey view of Copenhagen.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to go to the top as it has a ramp that goes 7 and a half times around it. Make sure you stop mid way to step onto the glass in the hollow centre - you can see 25 meters down :) the top...More

Thank ValAtLondon
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consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
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michellefisher2002
January 10, 2017|
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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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ewint2006
July 15, 2015|
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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.
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June 30, 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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