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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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  • The lovely church dominates the skyline of Christianshavn. Beautiful. We only passed by, but it's very easy to find when walking by a canal! 
  • Being a student I didn't pay more than four euros! The climb is really aruda because the tower is 95m and no less than four hundred steps, which gradually climbs become gradually tighter, more and more until it disappears in the Golden tip, which comes almost embracing it. It struck me that the protections are not particularly high because a person could very well kill yourself but apart from that ... The first part is made of wooden stairs ladders increasingly steep and at one point almost vertically that rarampichi more than salirli, then become so tight that you have to do before you get off the others and go one by one on top of one another. The first outside has a photo which shows the most important key points of Copenhagen. Having been in November I can say that the wind blows strong exterior handrails and iron being freeze your hands as you climb. However, the view is breathtaking and makes you realize is how beautiful the city. Even in bad weather. The descent is not less difficult, in fact, quite the opposite, more difficult because you meet people that salt and there you have to go to the side in a tiny space. Well deserved anyway and recommended for those who don't have any legs, feet or back.
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  • If you find a nice day in Copenhagen, especially a day without strong winds and no queue (tell you later about this) it's well worth a visit! The Church is located near Christiania. You climb and visi...  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.