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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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  • Strange tower in city center. Its said the king should be able to ride to the top in his carridge. Nice view. Cheap.  more »
  • This strange building as absolutely worth a visit. Starting from the ground area, winding up and up without stairs, you end up to the upper area, where you have to climb a few stairs to get up to the....  more »
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