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Rundetarn, Copenhagen

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For sweeping views over the city, climb to the top of Rundetarn. Built in the 17th century as one of many architectural projects commissioned by King Christian IV, this tower long served as an important astronomical observatory. The structure formed part of a scientific complex that once provided scholars with access to a chapel, church, and academic library. Today the tower ranks among the country's major tourist attractions, featuring a famous 7.5-turn spiral corridor leading to an observation platform. Through the tower you can also access a former library hall, now used as a cultural venue and exhibit space. To visit Rundetarn and other attractions in Copenhagen, use our Copenhagen trip builder tool.
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  • To me visiting the round tower was a highlight of Copenhagen. On the top a 360 degrees view over Copenhagen. Half way up there is an exhibition room and small museum shop. Look at the pictures, they.....  more »
  • The view from the top is very beautiful, it will give you a good view of many of the next attractions you will most likely go to. Copenhagen is filled with historical sights, so start out here and...  more »
  • From the viewing deck of this tower in the middle of kopenhagen you will have a great view over all buildings and sights.  more »

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