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Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
+45 33 73 03 73
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Koebmagergade 52A, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 73 03 73
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Reviewed 2 days ago

7 1/2 turns of a really unusual helical walkway + some stairs and you're at the top. I'm not that fit, or young, but it was an easy enough walk up; anyone with mobility issues won't make it. What a view - the city, out...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We assumed the spiral gently rising floor led all the way to the top. However there is a spiral staircase followed by an incredibly steep, tight, narrow and difficult to traverse stone spiral staircase. Be aware it may be difficult if you have difficulty with...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rundetaarn is a favorite of mine to visit in Copenhagen. The tower is simply a building with an inside "road" for a horse carriage to get to the top. As simple as it is, it is also amazing. The cobble stones form the path up,...More

Thank EvijaVV
Reviewed 2 days ago

I beautiful church featuring a rounded observation deck overlooking Copenhagen this is a bargain deal for those looking to get a good look at the cityscape, particularly as the walk includes plenty of information and an deck mid-way presents a large art exhibit.

Thank Michael U
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tower is a must see. It provides a unique experience and when we visited was showing an excellent exhibition of its history. Good views from the top, weather permitting!

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 3 days ago

It deserves to climb the steep slope to go up and enjoy the sights of the city. In the viewpoint you have explanation of the different buildings and places you can see. In the middle levels you have some exhibitions that could be interesting.

Thank Julio
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Round Tower or Rundetaarn is one of the places in the heart of city that can give you scenic 360 degree views of the Copenhagen city.

Thank Kelsey V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is is an interesting site for anybody fir to walk up a tower. The view of Copenhagen from fhe top is definitely worth the effort.

Thank shimon s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very Interesting place, full of history just in the center of Copenhagen. There's a small museum inside. Wonderful view from the top of the tower.

Thank Luigi_1970Roma
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can pay to walk the stairs to get views over Copenhagen, but it was closed when we went by. Very good to just walk around and take it all in.

Thank Rhonda E
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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10 January 2017|
Response from Iris P |
21 September - 20 may: daily 10-18 21 may - 20 September: 10- 20 the tower is closed 24 and 25 December and 1 January the observatory is open: October - March, Tuesday and Wednesday 19 - 21
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15 July 2015|
Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as are wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is a tight spiral staircase of about a dozen steps at the very top to gain access to the observation deck so you would need to leave the buggy at the top of the ramp.
30 June 2015|
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Response from Davide D | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to buy ticket with Copenhagen Card!
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