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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 always one of those places that you almost have to tick off. It is very much worthwhile. It's not often you see a tower like this from the inside.. with the beautiful brickwork and slope that go...  more »
  • In a beautiful shopping street that joins Stroget with the University City, is Rundetarm or the Redonda Tower, built by 1637, consisting of a church next to it, built by Christian IV, has a height of about 36m and the interesting thing is that it ascends by an elicoidal ramp about 209m long and 4m wide, the view is great and the entrance is euivalent at 3.35 Euros
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