Rundetårn, Copenhagen

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Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København K 33 73 03 73

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    The Round Tower

    by Packerman Written Aug 26, 2002

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    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.

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    RUNDETAARN. The Round Tower. ...

    by miaou Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    RUNDETAARN. The Round Tower. As you can tell from the inscription of the tower, it was 1642 that the tower was completed. The beautiful wrought iron was made a year later in 1643 by Kaspar Fincke. The access ramp to the top of the tower is in a spiral, so you do walk round and round and round (7.5 times)... and hopefully you won't be nauseous. :) It is a wonderful place to see Copenhagen from above at almost 35 meter high.

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    Rundetaarn (Roundtower). Built...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Rundetaarn (Roundtower). Built by King Christian IV a lot of years ago. It gives you a nice view of the old city and in clear weather you can see the new bridge between Denmark and Sweden from the top.
    Well, it is round. You literally walk round and round to get to the top (only stairs at the very top).

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    Rundetarn - what an...

    by ejroberts Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Rundetarn - what an exceptional building! This is a landmark not to be overlooked. This massive sausage towers over the buildings in the old latin quarter. This gently sloping floor on the inside of the building was used to move chariots by Christian IV. It is facinating to explore this building and follow the path of the ancients.

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    you have to see the...

    by ozlemunluer Written Aug 24, 2002

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    you have to see the 'RUNDETAARN'..
    be there in the day time since you can see the whole city from the top of the tower.. climbing part is also funny.. you arrive to the top of the tower after making several (5? 7? i don't know:) circles in the tower...

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    Round Tower

    by Jim_Eliason Written Oct 24, 2012

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    Built in the 17th century as part of the Trinitatas church, this tower has great views over Copenhagen.

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    The Round Tower/Rundetaarn

    by Redang Written Sep 24, 2006

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    Built on the initiative of King Christian IV, was completed in 1642. For pics of Copenhagen from the Tower, go to my Travelogues.

    The Round Tower (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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    the rundetarn

    by doug48 Written Aug 6, 2006

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    the rundetarn was built on the orders of king christian IV in 1642. the rundetarn is the oldest working observatory in europe. you can walk up the spiral ramp for a nice view of the city.

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    Rundetarn

    by zrim Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The round tower. Built in the 1600s and used as an astronomical observatory. It is great fun circling ever upwards to the viewing platform which gives an unencumbered 360 degree view of the city.

    round and round it goes where it stops...
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    Rundetårn

    by balderas Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This tower was designed so the king could ride in a horse cart up to the top and see the great view over the city. They don't offer you any ride now, but it's not really hard to walk..

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    Roundtower, it is the oldest...

    by Sarah97 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Roundtower, it is the oldest functgoning observatory in Europe. Also its spiral walk is so unique!!!

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