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The Round Tower, Copenhagen

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
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 nearly gave this place a miss but went in as it was included in the Copenhagen card. Very different from other city "towers". Wheelchairs can be pushed almost to very top with only short stairs at ...  more »
  • This is a big round tower. It looks really old and that makes it somewhat interesting. The architecture also makes it interesting. Cool to see.  more »
  • This was very interesting. Very affordable. The view from the top was amazing! Easy to walk up and down.  more »
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  • The Round Tower is brilliant. You climb up on a wide spiral road, designed so they could ride their horses to the top. From there you get great views of Copenhagen. Very interesting place. This attraction is included with a Copenhagen Card.
  • It makes for a good walk up the spiral ramp. I don't suggest coming with a wheelchair/crutches unless you're ready for a long climb and steep stairs at the top. The view is totally worth it, though!
  • Excellent View from the top. No stairs, it is a slope going upwards. It has no lift so can be difficult for aged people. Well maintained. Certain bits are dark.
  • Curious place to go. Old astronomical observatory. Nice climbing to the top to see a wonderful view. Cheap to visit for Copenhagen standards.
  • Just like the name u have to make rounds to reach top. Top view is very good. And there is a paper art museum as well.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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