The Round Tower
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The Round Tower is in the middle of the pedestrian street, Strøget, on one of the side roads to Nørreport. It is fun to climb as has a great view from the top. King Christian IV had The Round Tower built (1637-42) as thanks to the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, who died in 1601. The King…
highpoint, a tower build by the king a few hundred years ago. has a nice view, and pretty cheap. it's situated close to the biggest shoppingstreet in CPH
Enjoy a 360-degree view all the way to Sweden. For centuries, the view of the city’s roofs and sights from the top of the Round Tower has been one of Copenhagen’s major attractions
amazing top view of Copenhagen. super cheap to get enter. you have to walk all the way to the top. no elevator!
Charming and quite old round tower along the pedestrian street 'Købmagergade'. It is iconic for Copenhagen, and for a small price, you can enter and walk to the top. It also serves as an astrological observatory.
Amazing 350+ year old structure! A great way to get a penthouse view over the rooftops in the old inner city quarters. Built in a manner that allowed our brilliant but old, fat and lazy King Christian 4th to ride to the observatory on the top in a carrage pulled by a horse. Architectural style is…
A cool story with a great view - right in the heart of Copenhagen. Inexpensive entrance, highly recommend!
The round Tower is one of Denmark's most famous buildings and was built by King Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. You have to walk 35 metres up the spiral ramp to get to the top, where the oldest working astronomical observatory of Europe is located.
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