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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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  • This is a fun little excursion while you're in Copenhagen. The climb up is one continuous ramp until you get toward the top, where there is a tight spiral staircase. The views up top are amazing, as.....  more
    This is a fun little excursion while you're in Copenhagen. The climb up is one continuous ramp until you get toward the top, where there is a tight spiral staircase. The views up top are amazing, as.....  more »
  • I preferred Rundetarn to the spire at the Church of our Saviour. There was more space to linger and take in the view. There is also a beautiful art gallery about halfway up the climb, where you can... 
    I preferred Rundetarn to the spire at the Church of our Saviour. There was more space to linger and take in the view. There is also a beautiful art gallery about halfway up the climb, where you can...  more »

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