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Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen

Categories: Churches, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • My daughter and I decided to do the climb. Hubby didn't come along as he can't handle heights. Lucky he didn't because this climb is AWESOME. The walk to the top of the spire is 400 steps and 90m high...  read more »
  • Helpful to climb to get your bearings, as well as giving the highest view point across the city. need to be of average fitness to climb the tower, and avoid the area near the bells when they chime! 
  • Entry into the church is free, and inside is very beautiful, yet more simple than many churches. I found this a lot more spectacular than the marble church. Beautiful and enormous statues, and an incr...  read more »
  • Good price for a great view of the city :) Scared as hell though. Its worth to take a good look at the huge organ inside the church as well. It's pretty amazing. 👏
  • £4 for an amazing view of the city. The tower is what everyone visits this church for. From the outside it looks like something out of a fairytale as it spirals up into the sky. What's even better, though, is that you can climb to the top via the ever narrowing pathway which forms the spiral of the spire. It's great fun and the view is wonderful
  • A great place to visit, a great panorama of the whole area. The interesting part of this church is the tower, it's a must see! It's unique because you have to climb the stairs outside the tower, in a spiral, and everything gets narrower as you get to the top. You'll also see Christiania from up above.
  • I was married to my wife there and enjoy the view of the magnificent tower everyday. Do not miss the view from the outside staircase. The priestess Malene is worth hearing preaching.
  • One of the best view over the city! 402 steps to go up but worth it!
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