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Rundetarn, Copenhagen

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For sweeping views over the city, climb to the top of Rundetarn. 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. To visit Rundetarn and other attractions in Copenhagen, use our Copenhagen trip builder tool.
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  • Architecturally, the building is amazing. The climb to the top is gradual and easily accomplished, even by the 65+ crowd! Wonderful views of Copenhagen's many towers. 
    Architecturally, the building is amazing. The climb to the top is gradual and easily accomplished, even by the 65+ crowd! Wonderful views of Copenhagen's many towers.  more »
  • The thrill was seeing all of Copenhagen from the top of the tower. This is a nice place to visit. The steep spiral walkway is also a good way to get some exercise. They also have places for sitting... 
    The thrill was seeing all of Copenhagen from the top of the tower. This is a nice place to visit. The steep spiral walkway is also a good way to get some exercise. They also have places for sitting...  more »
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  • One place which can guarantee you the best view of Copenhagen. The Tower itself is an architectural Marvel. There is an Entry Ticket 🎫 to the Tower. After the ticket, a spiral 🌀 pathway leads the visitor atop the tower. The deck gives a 360 degree view of Copenhagen. Photography enthusiasts can also smother off their love for capturing Copenhagen the artistic way from this Deck. Recommended for all those aspiring seeing Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰
  • A great way to have a fabulous view of the city and beyond. Yes it's a good climb to the top but it's a bricked ramp so it's quite easy. Toilets available. Good information panels. Two nice display rooms. Part of the city tourist card so easy access.

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