The Round Tower: The Most Unique Place to Get Amazing Views of Copenhagen

July 30, 2018 24 Comments

The Round Tower in Copenhagen is one of the coolest towers I’ve ever visited. Like the name suggests, it’s round and you just walk in circles on a ramp to get to the top for amazing views of Copenhagen! Plus, the climb to the top makes for some pretty unique photos 🙂

The Round Tower: The Most Unique Place to Get Amazing Views of Copenhagen

Visiting the Round Tower

If you read my post about Christiansborg Palace, you’ll know that I think it has the best deal for views of Copenhagen from the top of the tower there because it’s free and you just have to ride an elevator to the top, so the “climb” is really easy. So why would you climb the Round Tower?

The advantages the Round Tower has over Christiansborg Palace is you usually don’t have to wait in line (there was a limit on how many people can fit in the elevators at the castle) and climbing in a circular tower is a really unique experience! Plus, you get views from the Round Tower that you can’t at Christiansborg, so it’s always nice to get as many different views of Copenhagen as you can. And Christiansborg Palace may be free, but climbing the Round Tower is budget friendly for only a few dollars 🙂 (In US dollars, it was under $5!) Groups can buy tickets online, but you can easily buy tickets at the tower. 

The Round Tower in Copenhagen

The Round Tower in Copenhagen

You can see the tower from many different spots

The Round Tower in Copenhagen

The Round Tower in Copenhagen

Trinitatis Kirke

Before you climb the tower, you can take a peek in Trinitatis Church right behind it! It was a beautiful and very bright church, and we were lucky to visit right before they closed it to the public for a wedding. A wedding in this church must be amazing!

Trinitatis Kirke

Trinitatis Kirke

Inside the Round Tower

Like I said before, you really do just walk in circles until you get to the top (if you’re interested, it’s a 7.5 turn ramp). For a little background on the Round Tower (or the Rundetaarn), it was built as an observatory in the 17th century, and it was used until the 19th century. If you are interested in astronomy, they do have events with the observatory throughout the year. 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!

Inside the Round Tower

View from the top of the Round Tower

View from the top of the Round Tower

You can see Rosenborg Palace in the distance!

View from the top of the Round Tower

View from the top of the Round Tower

View from the top of the Round Tower

The dome of the Marble Church

View from the top of the Round Tower

View from the top of the Round Tower

There’s a fence all around it so it doesn’t make for the best place to take selfies, but you can easily get your camera between the gaps to take photos of the view

Inside the Round Tower

You do have to climb a couple stairs once you get to the top, but it isn’t much!

Inside the Round Tower

Inside the Round Tower

Inside the Round Tower

Inside the Round Tower

So even if getting these beautiful views of Copenhagen isn’t free (it is super cheap though), it’s definitely worth it! You can get amazing photos inside and outside the Round Tower, and it’s a really unique experience! 🙂 

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Julia

24 Comments

  1. Reply

    tonya

    July 30, 2018

    This sounds amazing! I am looking forward to visiting Copenhagen one day.

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 30, 2018

      I hope you can go soon! 🙂

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    Jennifer

    July 30, 2018

    I always love a round tower and I find it so interesting that it was built so horses and carriages could bring books up the ramp.

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      Julia

      July 31, 2018

      I was surprised they could fit horses because it didn’t seem all that big!

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    Julia

    August 1, 2018

    This is such a unique and fun place to explore! The views at the top are lovely, but climbing the tower itself would be the most fun for me I think – I love a challenge haha!

    Julia x
    http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 1, 2018

      Yes the climb was one of the best parts!

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    Heidi Roland

    August 1, 2018

    Another amazing and inspiring adventure – you definitely found great views of Copenhagen!

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 1, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Melissa

    August 1, 2018

    <3 <3 Omg Julia! These photos are amazing. I love the ceiling at the Trinitatis Church. SO beautiful.

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 1, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Jay | Life of Creed

    August 1, 2018

    Great photos! What an amazing adventure. Your photos are so inviting, it makes me want to plan a trip to Copenhagen. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 2, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Jojo Hua

    August 2, 2018

    Ahhhh, I went here too on my trip to Copenhagen last month! I tried taking photos at the round tower too but they didn’t turn out as well as your ones did! What camera did you use?

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 3, 2018

      Isn’t it such a cool spot? I use a Nikon D810!

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    Michelle

    August 4, 2018

    This makes me want to visit Copenhagen! What a cool place to see. The views from the top look amazing, and the architecture is stunning!

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 4, 2018

      It really is an amazing place in Copenhagen! I hope you can visit!

  9. Reply

    Ami Bhat

    August 4, 2018

    That sure is a lovely vantage point. Lovely pictures you have captured. Am sure I too, would have a blast getting them all. Thanks for the secret.

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 4, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

  10. Reply

    Zoe

    August 4, 2018

    Great photos, we loved our visit there a few years back!

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 4, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

  11. Reply

    lauren

    August 4, 2018

    I was meant to visit Copenhagen as part of a Europe tour last year and had to miss it due to flights getting re-scheduled. So wish to make it one day as these photos are so stunning! Such a vibrant place and such handy tips to get photos from a unique view that I’d never seen before!

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      Julia

      August 4, 2018

      I hope you can make it there! It’s such an awesome city!

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    Annika

    August 4, 2018

    Looks beautiful – do you know more about the towers history? I have only been to Copenhagen once as a child but it there is so much to do and discover, I think it is time for another trip!

    • Reply

      Julia

      August 4, 2018

      What I wrote about its history as an astronomy tower is pretty much all the history I know! What questions do you have about its history?

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