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“Nice Climb and good views”
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Classic Copenhagen Private Walking Tour
Ranked #29 of 418 things to do in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 15 April 2018 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 14 April 2018

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 is very spacious and has nice views of the city

Thank ValAtLondon
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

At only 25 dk (£3) this is a great cheap attraction.

The spiral ramp takes you up in a gentle fashion so you don’t feel you’ve climbed all the way up! Once at the top the views of the city are great (we were lucky and had a clear day). The narrow stairs at the top are a little problematic but at a historical site so what do you expect!

Thank Sjtedit
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The views of the city from the top of the tower are amazing, and the (attached) church is beautiful too. Its definitely cheap enough to take the whole family. I'd recommend this as a top 5 place to go in Copenhagen.

Thank Rick S
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