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Address: Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 73 03 73
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One of...

The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One of the best-known and most popular structures in Denmark, the Round Tower has been a distinctive feature of the Copenhagen skyline since 1642. The Tower once soared far above the rest of the rooftops in the city, and University astronomers studied the stars and planets from the Observatory at the top. The scholars may have forsaken the building a long time ago, but during the winter visitors are still able to gaze at the cosmos from Europe's oldest functioning observatory. The platform that runs around the outside of the Observatory affords views over the old Latin Quarter – from here, you can spot most of the city's famous buildings. The Round Tower does not have an elevator, so visitors have to climb the winding, white-washed Spiral Walk, where kids often hide in the niches, only to jump out shouting “boo!” as adults approach. Halfway up the tower is the entrance to the large and stunningly beautiful Library Hall, which now serves as a popular gallery and concert venue. It hosts several exhibitions a year, and stages concerts almost every week. Above the Library is the Bell Loft, notable for its enormous wooden beams, which were used in the reconstruction of the Tower following the great fire of Copenhagen in 1728. The Loft is also home to a small exhibition of fascinating artefacts from the Tower's history, including Christian IV's wax seal, a tin of medicine produced by Tycho Brahe, and a piece of the bomb that exploded in the Library Hall during the bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807.The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. It was the first part of the Trinitatis Complex, which combined church, library and observatory in a single building.

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The challenge with most towers is the endless amount of steps and often encased in a narrow staircase where people struggle to pass each other. Not this one! The route to the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The challenge with most towers is the endless amount of steps and often encased in a narrow staircase where people struggle to pass each other. Not this one! The route to the top is a gradual spiral flat surface which is much easier on the legs. There are a few steps as you get close to the top, but they... More 

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We decided to explore this attraction I had last visited around 18 years ago. Still special with excellent views over the whole city. The old library in the church roof is well worth a look. Also you can now stand in The Core on a glass floor and look straight down the centre of this unusual building.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our two young sons up the round tower for a fun little activity, which they loved. Other than the view, there really isn't very much that's exciting though. I think there are better views (and free!) from Christanborg palace. If you like quirky fun history, then this would be a quick little visit. Otherwise, you won't be missing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cool tower in the heart of Copenhagen good for arty photos and great pamorama from the top....cheap too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well, Not really YOU but the tower was planned so the king can go all the way up with his horse. Interesting place, if you there and it is open it worth the entry.

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Great way to see Copenhagen, really nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the Main Street below. Entry was 25 DKK for adults, a cheap find for an activity in the city! Included in this was a museum exhibition which was interesting - all about the items donated from broken down relationships!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thought the round tower was reasonably priced, and very glad we went. I pushed our 2 year old up in her pushchair, which felt like a good workout! The view was good from the top, and my daughter liked the glass floor, just by the stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once again, a great view from the top of this tower. Its easier to reach the top than the Church of our Saviour as this has a spiral walkway ( the King used to ride he horse to the top) but still requires a level of fitness, and once again, at the top, simply splendid

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is old observation deck tower with an interesting history. Got free entry with the Copenhagen card. Note that there is a long spiral ramp along with some stairs to reach the top and no elevators, so be warned those with mobility challenges. Overall a great experience with some outstanding views on top of the city skyline.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely a must stop. Very interesting walking the circular ramp to the top and take some lovely photo of the city. Don't miss the planetarium with large telescope and the little hidden entrance to look down the middle of the tower through the glass floor (just before you reach the stairwell to the observation deck).

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