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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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  • As someone who gets vertigo, I wasn't sure about going right to the top of The Round Tower, but it was fine - great views of the city and well worth an hour or so of your time. 
    As someone who gets vertigo, I wasn't sure about going right to the top of The Round Tower, but it was fine - great views of the city and well worth an hour or so of your time.  more »
  • The walk up the tower is great, no stairs but a round flat floor. Information all around to read. And the view is spectacular! 
    The walk up the tower is great, no stairs but a round flat floor. Information all around to read. And the view is spectacular!  more »

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