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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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  • This is one of the easiest walks up to some pretty great views that you’ll probably ever experience. And at just 25 DKK (less than $4) it is very reasonably priced. Most of the walk is on a interior s...  more »
  • On the top of the tower there is an observation deck. The lift is very comfortable, no steps. It is said that Peter I climbed the tower on a horse, perhaps a legend, but very beautiful. The views from the tower are not particularly impressed, but it is worth to climb, the more the price is not big.
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  • Pleasant ascent to the upper parts of the tower, then a little climb the stairs and the view is very nice. If you are afraid of heights, but still climb into them, this tower is very friendly. The entrance is also a gallery in the attic areas of the church.
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