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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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  • It is a 17th C. cultural landmark right in the middle of the city. Various interesting stories abound- but find out when you visit. As opposed to stairs (and no elevator, sorry), you proceed up a.....  more »
  • We arrived in Copenhagen on 14/3/20 for a short city break to learn that the whole city was in lock down due to the Corona Virus. Great timing eh. This meant that the Round tower was closed for...  more »

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