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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  • one thing which makes it different from other churchs is its serpentine tower. 90 meter high. there are 498 steps to get to the top. last 150 steps are in a narrow wooden stair case. Quite scarey when...  more »
  • Enjoyed the inside of the church, and the walk up was not as gruelling as some tower walks, with lots of space for passing. Only 25 DK for students which was appreciated.  more »
  • At 400 steps and 90 meters high it was a steep climb. It's inside with very steep steps to just above the bell tower, then you are outside. But we made it. Fabulous views of the city. Not always open ...  more »
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  • The Church of Our Saviour has amazing tower and it is worth the visit. it is good to go early in the morning, so you avoid the crowd. I was literally the only person when I reached the top of the tower, it gets scary as the stairs get narrower at the top and the railing is not that high and with the wind blowing, I actually felt I can fly with it! It is really beautiful, not only the tower, but the view from the top as well. But you have to make sure that the tower is open, even during summers, it does not open every day. I went for two days, before I could get up there! When it gets very windy, even then they close it for security reasons. But worth going and do not miss the organ inside the church.
  • Beautiful church with an amazing high tower. It is fun to climb to the top and enjoy the very awesome views of Copenhagen. There is a nice garden around where also to lay, rest and have a nice snack. It is well seen from almost everywhere in the city and a reference of the Copenhagen skyline
  • Amazing Church with history. Interesting stories about Tower which is greatest masterpiece and at the same time an architectural work of art. True and false to learn about Lauritz de Thurah who was the architect. How place survive during centuries, different Kings and Wars.
  • Amazing walk in the sky of Denmark, the climb is great, up through the old church, and then you get to the tower which takes you to the ski, via the brass stair way to heaven. Up there the views of Copenhagen are amazing, as you are perch on the edge of the sky.
  • You can see the panoramic view of Copenhagen here. The steps are small and steep but worth the effort. There is no queue as well.
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