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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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  • Don't be put off by the first half of the climb inside the church. The wooden stairs are steep and very narrow. Visitors are both ascending and descending these small passageways. The close spaces nea...  more »
  • It's along climb with some difficulty when crowded...not a lot of room to squeeze by others going up/down. But on a sunny day the views are great! Watch your head when climbing some of the steep stair...  more »
  • The climb was a little scary - there were certain parts that were a bit narrow and steep. However, the view of the top was really cool. The church itself is also a beautiful building. Glad I visited!  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.