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The Round Tower, Copenhagen

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For sweeping views over the city, climb to the top of The Round Tower. 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. Arrange to visit The Round Tower and other attractions in Copenhagen using our Copenhagen trip itinerary maker.
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  • Very nice to visit and, however, for a ridiculously low price, compared to other "attractions" (if I remember correctly around 5 €). There are a multitude of modern art exhibition halls, as well as several spaces it is possible to obtain information on the history of the Tower, which the city. Particularly interesting is the view of the city from each other.
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  • Great view from the top of the tower, well worth the walk up. Lots of neat historical facts along the way (make sure you check out the privy). Adjacent church and art gallery also worthy of a look  more »
  • It's 25 DKK to go up the Round Tower and it's absolutely worth it. The views are stunning at the top, the walk up is exciting and this is a fantastic way to see Copenhagen from an aerial perspective!!...  more »
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  • Very good views of the city once you get to the top. Walking up the spiral ramp all the way to the up is an experience in itself. It's amazingly easier than walking up stairs. The last few metres are ascended via a spiral staircase. I found some older folk who were put off by that final bit. But one has to climb those few steps to get a 360 degree view of the city. On a sunny day one could see more and also take some beautiful photos. Copenhagen is quite noticeably flat and there don't appear to be many tall buildings. Many church spires could be seen punctuating the skyline. On the way up, a church, exhibition hall, bell loft and a chance to look down the hollow core are possible. They claim that the observatory at the top is Europe's oldest. There are also toilets along the way. If you have come all the way to Copenhagen, don't miss this. This tower is almost 400 years old.
  • It's one of the must see place in Copenhagen. Ticket entrance is cheap for 25kr and you could climb all the way to the top to see Copenhagen from above. There are guides on which tower is what on the top and you could see the zero point of Copenhagen on the center of the tower (see the small opening in the heart of the tower when you climb up / down.
  • Great attraction. Often a exhibition in one of the adjoining rooms. Lovely views.
  • From all the towers that I went up in Copenhagen, this was my favourite, because it has a ramp instead of steps. It also had a nice exhibition in a room on the way to the top. The view was amazing. It is probably interesting for astronomers as well, but I went during the day, so no chance to use the telescope.
  • You can get almost to the top without stairs, so it was nice to bring our tired toddler in a stroller. The views aren't amazing, but they are pretty good. Admission is cheap. It's also one of the attractions included for use of the Copenhagen Card.