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 🙂
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.
You can see the tower from many different spots
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!
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!
You can see Rosenborg Palace in the distance!
The dome of the Marble Church
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
You do have to climb a couple stairs once you get to the top, but it isn’t much!
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! 🙂