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Our Saviour's Church, Copenhagen

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See the city from the top of Our Saviour's Church, 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 Our Saviour's Church and other attractions in Copenhagen.
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  • You can only order a ticket online and then immediately reserve a time slot of half an hour. Unfortunately, quite a few people do not stick to those 30 minutes, which means that there are all kinds... 
    You can only order a ticket online and then immediately reserve a time slot of half an hour. Unfortunately, quite a few people do not stick to those 30 minutes, which means that there are all kinds...  more »
  • If you have a head for heights and enjoy wonderful views, climb this church spire. The upper part of the staircase winds round the outside of the spire. It's safe, with a handrail and railings, and... 
    If you have a head for heights and enjoy wonderful views, climb this church spire. The upper part of the staircase winds round the outside of the spire. It's safe, with a handrail and railings, and...  more »
  • This church looks amazing from the outside, especially the golden rimmed tower. We could see it across the water from Nyhaven's area. But everytime we came by the church was closed despite it said it....  more
    This church looks amazing from the outside, especially the golden rimmed tower. We could see it across the water from Nyhaven's area. But everytime we came by the church was closed despite it said it....  more »
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  • Very beautiful, definitely a must see! In weekend you need to book a slot to go up to the tower, on weekdays this is usually not the case and you can walk in. The view is incredible. Make sure to go on a sunny or non-cloudy/misty to have the best views.
  • I think this was my highlight of Copenhagen, because you could see the whole city from above. The stair case became a little scary on the upper part (inside) but outside it was fine again (except for the height, if you're afraid of nights). I felt pretty safe up there and had a good time.
  • The Church of Our Saviour is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for the external spiral winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight.
  • A beautiful simple church with a wonderful tower that you can climb. It is worth the experience. The 400 steps and 80 meters will get your heart pumping. A little precarious. But very worth the effort and experience.
  • Loved the view, definitely worth the visit! The climb is not too intense, although it gets a bit narrow the closer you get towards the top. Along the way up there's also interesting information about the church.

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