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Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen

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#3 of 327 in Historic Sites in Denmark
Religious Site Church
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. Using our world travel planner, Copenhagen attractions like Church of Our Saviour can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Church of our Savior is remarkable, especially for its particular tower which you can visit. Inside, the organ is original, with the work of wood beneath it.
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  • Included with Copenhagen card but I recommend this without, not expensive and worth it. Steep ride up through Truss of church tower. On some between floors is a kind of ' work of art '. Last part runs outside to Tower, kids were little scared but it is phenomenal. Good that they poorly people let go because otherwise it would be too busy on top steps, was already pretty tight.
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  • The tours a great spot to get a nice view over Copenhagen. Though the climb up there's maybe challenging for some and the very top isn't good if you're afraid of heights.  more »
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  • This is not just another tower. You will have to climb a lot of stairs to get to the top but it's completely worth it! The 360° views from the top are amazing. It has lots of bells too that you can see on your way up, that makes this spiral tower one of a kind. You better do this on a sunny day.
  • 400 stairs to the top with great views starting at step 250 when you hit the open air for the last set. The stairs get narrow at the top. One of the best views of the city.
  • For 30 DKK per person I had hoped for higher resolution. 3D effect looked great, though! Felt very real
  • Not overly beautiful inside but if a church can be minimalist, this church pulls it off. The organ is the main thing here and it is amazing. Dare you not to be impressed. The tower is popular and I can see why but there was a line when I was there so try to find a day and time to avoid that.
  • Imterier of Church is modest. Visitors allowed to climb Church spiral tower with an entry fee of around 45 dkk. Spectacular views of Copenhagen city from the top of the tower. Worth a visit.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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