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Our Saviour's Church, Copenhagen

Must see · Religious Site · Church
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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  • Beautiful view of the city from the top of the tower. Be careful. The stairs are extremely narrow at the top.  more »
  • Our Saviours Church was built by the architect Lambert Van Haven in 1682-96, whereas the spiral spise was added by Laurids de Thura 1747-52. The Swedish architect Nicodemus Tessin has made the the...  more »
  • Do not leave Copenhagen without seeing this church, which is seen from many parts of the city and fascinates you with its magnet. It is located in the hippie district. I definitely recommend you to...  more »
  • I do not even know why, but this was one of the most relaxing places I have visited. Really beautiful sculptures of angels, silence and white color around did it, as far as I am concerned . There are much more extravagant and artistic churches, but this one is somehow special. Yes, the tower and a view are also nice, but the best thing for me was the atmosphere inside the church.
  • A fun climb. Great view of the city from way up on the top. The climb doesn’t take very long and it’s really cool to see the inside on the way up. Stairs get narrower and narrower near the top until at the very top it’s only wide enough for one person. If you’re able, make this climb!
  • Loved this so much! The walk up the stairs to the top was fascinating with numerous sights inside the church as well as outside up to the top. Once you get close to the top the stair narrow and people take turns going to the top, but it is so worth it. The view in every direction is incredible with numerous features to please the eyes. Would go again
  • What a stunning tower with an absolutely gorgeous spire! The guide explained that the stairs are going the opposite direction than usually, and that's because it's a church's tower, so it's a place of peace. Unfortunately, we couldn't go up the tower, since it wasn't the season for that. But that's just yet another reason for me to go back to Copenhagen in the summer!
  • Very beautiful church. You have an incredible view on a sunny day. The stairs do get very small towards the top. So be sure not to be scared of height or crowded places. The shape and architecture of the top is incredible. Definitely worth a visit. Just make sure you check on the peak visiting hours on google.

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