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"The Round Tower" Rundetårn Tip by Packerman

Rundetårn, Copenhagen: 56 reviews and 112 photos

 
 

Built in 1642 this tower has a long spiral ramp instead of a staircase. It is 209 meters long and 35 meters high. At the top you have a great view of the roofs and spires of Copenhagen. It was built not as a bell tower, but as a tower for astronomical observations. In 1716 the Russian empress Catherine took a horse-drawn carriage up the spiral ramp with Peter the Great in front of the horse.

Address: Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København K
Directions: Not too far to the west of the pedestrian street of Stroget. I remember getting sub sandwiches pretty close to it.
othercontact: Trinitatis church is located at
Phone: 33 73 03 73
Website: http://www.rundetaarn.dk

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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