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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 yesterday

If you are in the area, a walk up the tower is worth the effort. You can see some nice views, but it is the "journey" up that makes the tower special. You walk up the Ramp that will take you to the top. You...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although it was dark, rainy and windy, I enjoyed the tower experience. The view was fabulous and once you get at the top they have huge fences to prevent people from jumping/falling so even my friend who has fear of heights could somehow enjoy the...More

Thank Sprungler
Reviewed 4 days ago

The king built the tower without stairs, so he could ride his horse to the top. I've been up many towers throughout Europe, but this is a first. I really enjoyed it, some amazing exhibits and finally you get to the viewing platform.

Thank William D
Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s a good walk to the top. And the stairs at the top suck if it’s busy. But great 360 degree views of the city

Thank greglangdk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great attraction to visit and make sure you pop in to the church underneath. 25DKK and on a clear day you can see for miles. Well worth popping in.

Thank Fokkerredbaron
Reviewed 1 week ago

For our first views across Copenhagen we went to the Rundetaarn. Easy walk up to the top and handy metal 'maps' to highlight the top views.

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across the Rundetaarn by accident, whilst out walking. Beautiful architecture full of history with the most amazing floor.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to go here because of views and orientation. In overcast weather views are poor but still worth a visit. Reasonable cost with art exhibits en route. To get to top most of the way is by wide spiral ramp with good gradient. This means...More

Thank simienmonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our daughter took us here on our first morning in Copenhagen to help us get a sense of the city and its layout. The view is spectacular and worth the climb up the winding ramp. Great markers throughout explaining various bits of historical information. Take...More

Thank jmlhfl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to climb the tower. You have an exhibition half way up. The view at the top is awesome. Don’t miss the observatory on top of the tower.

Thank Jerry L
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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