Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen

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See the city from the top of Church of Our Saviour, built of red and yellow bricks in the Dutch Baroque style. Although builders completed work on the church in 1695, it took nearly six more decades to finish its famous corkscrew spire, which was designed by architect Lauritz de Thurah. According to urban legend, the architect jumped to his death from the top of his creation when he realized it twisted in the counterclockwise direction. The spire reaches a height of 90 m (295 ft) and features an external staircase, which you can climb for a suggested fee. Be sure to explore the interior of the church, noted for housing an altarpiece depicting Jesus and two angels, considered the masterpiece of artist Nicodemus Tessin. By using our Copenhagen trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Church of Our Saviour and other attractions in Copenhagen.
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  • Closed Church, did not remain that see the city from above. Challenging ascent, as well as physically, psychologically. Son match loads of enthusiasm and will, but on top of everything falters. Be careful. Definitely worth the climb, armed with patience and self-control! Good tour and enjoy it!
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  • The Church of our Savior has nothing special compared with other churches, but its Tower if it is unique. To come to the tip you should climb by an outside staircase, that literally surrounds the Tower of this Church as a spiral (point to take into consideration if the day you want to visit this this church is raining). Upload to your tip and admire Copenhagen is unique.
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  • The sometimes challenging ascent of this church tower is rewarded with fantastic views of Copenhagen which makes it well worth the effort!  more »
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  • A gorgeous building. It's a shame you cannot sit inside the pews. The baptismal fountain is gold and marble. Actually part is the "marble" is painted wood. I love the way that the high ceiling windows filled the church with so much light even on a gloomy, dreary day. The chandeliers also added to beautiful light.
  • Excellent view of Copenhagen for 35 krone. Be prepared with right footwear and warm clothing to hike up the stairs . It's extremely windy up there but it's all worth it .
  • Most certainly one of the most beautiful churches in Denmark. Climb the spire - from the top you will have the most wonderful view of the city from above. Highly recommended
  • Amazing architecture with outside stairs. You can only manage them if you are not too much afraid of the height but then you will be rewarded with a Great view.
  • The climb to the top is surprisingly 'at your own risk' as you duck under pipes, climb up worn-smooth wooden staircases, and brave wet slippery steps up the steeple. It was awesome.

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