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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. Using our world travel planner, Copenhagen attractions like Church of Our Saviour can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a nice option to visit while in the city, although is really nothing to write home about I'd say  more »
  • What a view! A full 360 degree view of the magnificent Copenhagen! Go here early morning to avoid queuing. Plus some exercise as add-on bonus.  more »
  • We went on a rainy windy day. The clouds broke for just a little bit. There were only a few other people there. No one was outside on top with us. This was fortunate. I don't know how I would have don...  more »
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  • Stunning view around the city, and incredible architecture. Do not go there if you are afraid of heights! Lots of stairs and about one hour wait time.
  • Worth every step... View from the top is breath taking... First part is "hot"... No windows or breeze... Once you step into the outside portion, the ocean breeze is a blessing. At the top, there is only space for one person, so need to be patient to get to the top
  • The tower is fantastic. Must do in copenhagen and it isn't very expensive. Altho if you are afraid of heights I wouldn't recommend it. Great views from the top. Cool experience.
  • Take the walk upstairs and enjoy the view! You can almost get to the top of the belltower. It can be narrow and you should not be afraid of hights.
  • Make sure you visit this iconic church when you're in Copenhagen. It appears in Jules Verne's classic "Journey to the Center of the world" and from the tower you could see the whole Copenhagen, in much better view than the Round tower, mainly because you could also see all the way to Sweden as well.