The 3 Best Places to Get Amazing Views of Copenhagen

July 8, 2019 20 Comments

I love getting to see cities from up high when I travel, and Copenhagen has some great (and surprisingly cheap) towers you can climb! Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful cities to get views of because the roofs are so colorful, and the tallest buildings downtown are historic with amazing detailed roofs and towers. Plus, you can see some of the castles from up high! So if you’re looking for the best views of Copenhagen, you can’t miss these 3 awesome towers 🙂 

Best places for views of Copenhagen

The 3 Best Places to Get Amazing Views of Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

The Church of Our Saviour is one of the most famous churches in Copenhagen. It has a spire at the top that you can climb for amazing views! The building of the church started in 1682 under Christian IV while he expanded Copenhagen, and the famous spire dates back to the 1700s. The church was built in the Dutch baroque style, and the organ was made in 1698.

Pros:
-The views are awesome! Since it’s not in the main part of town, you can get some different views of Copenhagen.
-The church itself is beautiful to tour.
-It’s pretty inexpensive.

Cons:
-This is the hardest climb of all the towers. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone claustrophobic or afraid of heights because you have to climb inside in some pretty tight spaces, and once you get to the top, the stairs are narrow and that railing was only as high as my hip.
-It’s only open during certain times of the year.
-Since the space is so narrow, you might have to wait in line before you’re allowed up.

Church of Our Saviour tower in Copenhagen

Church of Our Saviour in Copenhagen

Church of Our Saviour in Copenhagen

Inside Church of Our Saviour in Copenhagen

Church of Our Saviour in Copenhagen

View of Copenhagen from Church of Our Saviour

I loved getting views of Copenhagen outside of the city center

View of Copenhagen from Church of Our Saviour

The Round Tower

The Round Tower (or the Rundetaarn) is one of the coolest buildings in Copenhagen! It was built as an observatory in the 17th century, and it was used until the 19th century. The inside of the tower was built with a round ramp to allow horses and carriages to fit to transport books to the library. Cars have even fit in it, and every year, there’s a unicycle race up and down the tower!

Like with the Church of Our Saviour, the Round Tower has a church you can tour before you go up. We actually got kicked out after a few minutes because they had a wedding starting soon, so it was pretty cool to see them setting up for the wedding!

Pros:
-The views are great, but the inside of the tower is worth seeing, too!
-The ramp makes it an easy climb to the top.
-It’s only costs a few dollars.
-It’s pretty spacious so you probably won’t have to wait in line.

Cons:
-It’s pretty popular so it can get crowded.
-The fencing at the top can make it a little tricky to get good pictures (but it is good for people afraid of heights).

The Round Tower in Copenhagen

The Round Tower in Copenhagen

Trinitatis Church in Copenhagen

Trinitatis Church in Copenhagen

Inside the Round Tower in Copenhagen

Inside the Round Tower in Copenhagen

Inside the Round Tower in Copenhagen

View of Copenhagen from Round Tower

You can see Rosenborg!

View of Copenhagen from Round Tower

View of Copenhagen from Round Tower

View of Copenhagen from Round Tower

View of Copenhagen from Round Tower

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace is one of my favorite buildings in Copenhagen! It’s gorgeous, and the tour of the palace is pretty amazing. But you can also climb the tower for views of Copenhagen, and the best part of the tower is that it’s totally FREE! The view from the top is pretty awesome, and you get an amazing view of the Copenhagen Stock Exchange building.

Pros:
-It’s FREE!
-You take an elevator to the top, so no climbing!
-The views are awesome.
-You can tour the gorgeous palace while you’re there.

Cons:
-They can only let a certain number of people up at a time, so you might have to wait in line.
-There isn’t a fence blocking the view, but you do kinda have to step up on a ledge to get some good pictures.

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace

View of Copenhagen from Christiansborg Palace

You can see the Marble Church and Amalienborg to the right

View of Copenhagen from Christiansborg Palace

View of Copenhagen from Christiansborg Palace

View of Copenhagen from Christiansborg Palace

Copenhagen Stock Exchange building

The Stock Exchange building

View of Copenhagen from Christiansborg Palace

View of Copenhagen from Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Tower

If you’re looking for the best views of Copenhagen, these are the top 3 spots! If you have time to go to all 3, I recommend it because they each offer unique views, and the tickets are all inexpensive or free so it’s possible to see them all on a budget. Plus, they’re all attached to beautiful buildings, so you can tour them while you’re there! 🙂 

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20 Comments

  1. Reply

    Michelle

    July 23, 2019

    Copenhagen looks like such a beautiful city! And those views are so amazing! Definitely on my travel bucket list!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 23, 2019

      It’s such an amazing city! 🙂

  2. Reply

    Kay

    July 12, 2019

    WOW! I never knew it was such a beautiful city! I can’t wait to visit next year!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 13, 2019

      I hope you have a great time! Let me know if you need any help planning your trip!

  3. Reply

    Erika

    July 12, 2019

    Copenhagen is on my list, and my favorite thing to do is get some elevation in a city to reach a great viewpoint- thanks for the tips!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 13, 2019

      I hope you can go there soon!

  4. Reply

    Lana

    July 12, 2019

    What lovely photos of Copenhagen, I feel like I am back exploring the city!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 13, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Reply

    tonya

    July 12, 2019

    You always make me want to travel more with your pictures and blogs. Copenhagen looks amazing.

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 12, 2019

      Thanks! 🙂

  6. Reply

    Mari

    July 12, 2019

    The architecture here is so unique and stunning. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 12, 2019

      It’s an incredible place!

  7. Reply

    Meghan & Melissa

    July 12, 2019

    Beautiful pics and great info on Copenhagen! I hope to get there some day!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 12, 2019

      Thank you!

  8. Reply

    Jennifer Mattera

    July 10, 2019

    Oh wow these are gorgeous photos! It makes me want to book a trip there!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 10, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. Reply

    Heidi

    July 10, 2019

    Amazing post about Copenhagen! Spectacular views!!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 10, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂

  10. Reply

    Angela

    July 10, 2019

    I’d love to go here someday!

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 10, 2019

      I hope you can! 🙂

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