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The Round Tower, Copenhagen

Categories: Observation Decks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We went to see the structure, the unusual tower with walks wide enough for horses to trudge with the heavy machinery of a telescope. What intrigued us was the create use of the floor space, especially...  read more »
  • Absolutely amazing experience in Copenhagen, go up in the round tower and look out over the city! Both young and old think it's fun to go up for the round tower and then look all over Copenhagen.
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  • The Rundetaarn is a perfect place for the view over Copenhagen. The price is also very social. In the Tower shows how there used to be a horse-drawn carriage to the top was gone. It is a trip walking up but the view is fantastic.
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  • Visit the tower for a fantastic view of the city from the top. Don't worry, there are no stairs, just a ramp that goes all the way to the top. Once at the top you have a great panoramic view of the whole city. Great photo opportunity! Entrance was only 25Kr (about £3).
  • Well worth a visit on a sunny day! This is easy to climb as there are no steps until the very top where you have a great view of the entire city and Sweden across the water on a clear day (see attached photos). We stayed there about 30 minutes and it was well worth it! Regards Svein-Magne Tunli from Bergen, Norway
  • Locally known as Rundetaarn. Historic tower built in 17th century in old city, was used as astronomical observatory. Ticket is cheap. Worth the visit. Good view of the city from the top.
  • For 25kr you can't go wrong. There are viewing windows at various points on the way up with a cute little (tiny) seating area at the top that looks out over the roof tops. The very top of the Tower is reached by a somewhat tight and steep spiral staircase, I wouldn't advise trying to go up/down when someone is coming the opposite way! If you navigate this successfully however you enter out on to a nice wide viewing platform around the top of the tower. There are helpful signs attached to the railings so you have an idea of what you're looking at. Wrap up well though, as you can imagine, it's rather blustery!
  • Great view and a fun walk to the top. There's also a gallery with special exhibitions half way up. Free Wi-Fi.
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