Our Saviour's Church
Our Saviour's Church
4.5
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Opening hours of the tower: Every day, 09:00 - 20:00 from February 1st until December 31st. Opening hours of the church: Every day, 11:00 - 15:30. Please note that the church is closed for sightseeing during services and other activities taking place in the church.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Christianshavn
Just across one of the many bridges from Indre By, you’ll find Christianshavn. An eclectic area with old brick lanes, houses dating back to the 16th century, and canals which are home to many boats and ships, some of which has been turned into restaurants or even serve as fully furnished homes. The best known attraction in Chistianshavn is Christiania, a “free town” of residents who squat on a former military area. However just a stone’s throw away from Christiania, you’ll find some of the most fashionable waterfront apartment buildings in Copenhagen as well as the splendid Royal Opera House.
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  • Christianshavn • 3 min walk
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  • Joanne M
    Dundee, United Kingdom205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overcame a fear of heights to be able to get to the top
    We booked online before we arrived which meant we could by-pass the queue of people booking online outside. The climb up is hard work and you would need a reasonable level of fitness to be able to do it. There are stopping places on the way up but these are small so you can’t wait too long. The last third of the climb is outside which is a bit more scary (for me who doesn’t like heights) especially as it was very windy. However the steps outside are more even and not as steep as the wooden ones inside the tower, and there are high railings surrounding the steps. There isn’t much space right at the top so we just turned round and returned to the previous platform to take photos.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • JT_NS
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual spire climb with wonderful views. Not open if raining.
    It was a rainy day in Copenhagen so we were lucky this was open. It closes in rain and we can see why. The church is lovely but everyone is there to walk up the spiral staircase on the outside of the spire. This must be slippery when wet! Booking online is necessary - you get a half an hour slot in an attempt to ensure that people go up and come down at the same time. It only works if people are on time though! The climb up inside the structure is via stairs then wooden ladder-type stairs - Signs to Mind your Head are well placed. You then emerge onto a viewing platform (not screened in like the one on the Round Tower) and have amazing views in all directions with helpful labelled pictures to identify the many iconic buildings around. From here you climb the spiral steps around the spire with not much more than a handrail for safety! People go up and down the same way. We loved it but were the last of our half hour slot group to go up, and by the time we came down the next slot were on their way up. The viewing platform became quite busy with everyone arriving and we had to wait for a gap to go down. A lot of stairs and a head for heights essential but definitely well worth it!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom2,461 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the time to visit.
    A must do if you are in CPN. We didn’t book until we actually were stood outside and then we were only waiting about 20 minutes which gave us time to look inside the church before the climb. The actual climb in places is a bit tight with the previous time slot people coming down as you’re going up, but there are enough passing places. I seem to recall the final ‘inside’ steps were almost like walking up a step ladder to get to the outside steps. The outside steps start wide and easy but naturally get progressively smaller until you can’t go higher. Fabulous views all around for 69 DKK for two adults entrance fee.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • babykong
    London, United Kingdom1,223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sad I couldn’t climb the tower, hopefully next time…
    I was supposed to climb the tower, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the bad weather conditions. I had booked the ticket in advance online, and was really impressed by how quickly they refunded the money back to my account. I only received the cancellation email once I’d arrived at the church, so thought I might as well have a look inside whilst I was there. The interior of the church is actually really beautiful, and definitely worth visiting.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Max
    Stevenage, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hard going but well worth it!
    We had spotted this church from a canal cruise and were keen to visit. When we arrived, we realised we needed to book to access the top of the tower though this was very easy to do via a provided QR code and was reasonable. Whilst waiting for our time slot we ventured inside the church which was beautiful. We then climbed to the top of the church tower. The stairs are very narrow - though that is to be expected from such a building - and some are very steep though this did not hinder our experience at all. We loved reaching the top for amazing views of Copenhagen. At the end, we made sure to pick up an FAQ leaflet about the church which answered some of our questions. Friendly staff who allowed us to leave our big bag of shopping with them to avoid having to attempt to lug it with us on the journey upwards.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Kara V
    Boston, Massachusetts13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our trip. Beautiful views
    I had been looking forward to this stop and it did not disappoint!! Took my time on the inside stairs (which were more challenging than the outside) and everything went fine. Was there at a less busy time and everyone was kind providing chances for each other to pass or pause and catch their breath if needed. I would like to include that I am a middle aged lady who can be quite fearful of falling from heights and the outside stairs were no issue - wide enough for people to pass each other and a nice high railing to feel secure. And even if you don’t go the last distance of the spire the landing platform still has beautiful views and is very worth it
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • vegetarian-girl
    Austin, Texas517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Facing my fears
    Part of the Copenhagen Card, we seemed to be fast tracked thru while others were trying to log on & sign up for slot to climb the spire. It was too scary for me to go very far once we reached the outside. But my hubby went about half the way up. Even the inside was a bit daunting for me when steps looked more like ladders! But turning back would be more trouble for the people behind me.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • PJZimm
    Milton, Massachusetts198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    View From the Top
    On a beautiful Sunday morning, my son and I took the steps to the top of the spire. The steps inside the tower were more formidable than the climb up outside. Even though the last of the tower steps ended in a ladder before coming into open air, there were railings along the way for all steps which my 70+ year old knees appreciated. We went early and crowds were not much of an issue. The views were spectacular. We were down on the street for 10 minutes when the bells started ringing ....can only imagine what that would be like if you were in the bell tower at that appointed time. Christianshavn is such a delightful neighborhood (in such an equally delightful city), so the walk over to the church is part of the experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Church
    Very interesting church with a minaret on top. The church was closed due to a special ceremony so I wasn’t able to enter the church, but the exterior is appealing. I was able to climb the tower. NOTE: if you are afraid of heights I recommend not climbing the tower. It is dizzying
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 November 2023
  • tezpil
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom4,729 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Difficult Climb rewarded by Great Views
    View the church before closing time ( 3:30pm) as it shuts earlier than the tower. You can pre book on line to view the tower or get tickets at the entrance. We were declined tickets when we first arrived and told to book on line which we did, then when we arrived at our allotted time other people were buying tickets at the entrance so I'm not sure how that works really. Once through check out it's many steps to the top with wooden stairs, spiral stairs and bells to view. An awkward climb rewarded by great views at the very narrow spiral top.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
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Emily
London, UK436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Solo
Very unusual and spectacular design, a film and items on display inside.
A lot of steps and gets very high!
But worth it for the views.
Written 4 July 2024
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Anne D
Austin, TX51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We ascended on a very windy day and felt safe the entire time on the outside stairs.

It's really not that bad of a climb. I am glad we did it.
Written 9 June 2024
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Geoff D
Mississauga, Canada107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
I wish I was fitter and thought this would be a little hard but it really wasn't and was surprised to hear there are 400 or so steps afterwards. Spent most of my time waiting to get to the top which I really couldn’t fit into anyway. The views are excellent and worth the small effort. If you are afraid of heights I could see this being a bit of a challenge
Written 4 June 2024
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Severine
Nuneaton, UK571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Fabulous church where half of the stairs Are around the tower. Not difficult to climb, great view at the top although it gets busy. Just an unusual church!
Written 28 May 2024
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Aimee R
Inverness, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Book your tickets/time slot online in advance - it’s the only way you’ll get in. The tower was beautiful and though there were some slanted ladders as well as steps, I wouldn’t say it was difficult to climb. There’s a cute informative video in one room and panels to read in the bell room. As you can see from the photos, it’s totally worth the 30-minute time it takes!
Written 23 May 2024
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Susan Mills
Adelaide, Australia1,112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I have a fear of heights & really wasn't sure I would make it to the top, especially on the outside of the building!! There are 400 steps, the last 150 are outside, with many steep sections to climb. Once outdoors there is an area to take in the view before the next part of the climb begins. It was a great sense of accomplishment to be at the very top, equally so to be back on the ground. I found everyone who was there was encouraging everyone else to keep going, it was lovely to see so many strangers being so kind. I recommend booking if you can as it's very busy however, you can book there via a QR code displayed out the front. This allows you to see times & availability. Our first afternoon visit saw the wait about an hour so we left however, we arrived at 9.40am next morning & were able to book for 10am. Conquer your fears if you can as it is so worth it.
Written 13 May 2024
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Not the easiest tower steps that we have done but certainly one of the most spectacular and a little daunting in places. You can see why it is closed if conditions are too poor. We would recommend an early visit to Our Saviour's if you can as it gets busy later on, plus the Kirke itself if you want to see it closes earlier than the tower. We used our Copenhagen Card here as well and we heartily recommend it. On the Sunday we visited we managed to get access right away but by the time we came down people we getting time slots unless they had already pre-booked. I don't think you can pre-book if using the card if i remember correctly.

The entry counter is a floor up in the tower entrance and when your slot is ready to start where you start from. The tower is quite tight in places and you need reasonable mobility to manage a safe and enjoyable trip up. After several different levels you reach the very narrow steep ladder/stairs to the outside, it is here that they could maybe do with a traffic light system that we have seen elsewhere in areas like this. There is now a viewing balcony most of the way round, but it is a bit of a squeeze to pass anyone. As it was a bit quiet when we visited climbing up the outside was quite easy and we had plenty of space on the stairs. As the steps and metalled you can see why it is shut on the poorer days and why numbers are limited at any one time. The spire gets tighter and tighter as you go up, alos a little movement in the stairs themselves and this can emphasize the height. One of our group had to leave and go back down before they reached the top as they really didn't like it. Beware that there is no balcony at the top you just reach the top of the spire and can go no further! carefully take some photos and then ease you way back down. The journey back down has great views as well but watch your feet. A good experience and a bit of a challenge for me as i don't really like heights too much, but i was so glad i did this great views and such a buzz after i was back down. As said not for folk with poor mobility or a fear of heights, but otherwise don't miss doing this if in Copenhagen.
Written 12 May 2024
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Tina P
97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Stunningly beautiful church in a lovely area..The climb to the tower was well worth it,although I personally didn't make it all the way to the top..very steep stairs and no lift..
Written 16 April 2024
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Around 6 pm, the church itself was closed, but i was able to get a ticket to climb the tower.
It was not an easy climb, and you have to be kind of fit to climb it with it spiral wooden stairs. The view from the top was amazing and worth the climbing.
Written 18 February 2024
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Holzfrog
Thames Ditton, UK1,851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was such a beautiful church situated on the outskirts of Christiania. The gold spire looked outstanding on a sunny day and can be seen from far and wide. Definitely worth a visit
Written 29 January 2024
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