Rundetårn – the observatory tower

May 17, 2016 • 1 min read

Rundetårn (or Round Tower, as it would be directly translated to in English) isn’t just any venue or attraction, it has fabulous views and history that dates back to the 1600th century.

Rundetårn was built by the king Christian IV, to function as an astronomical observatory. It was built as part of the Trinitatis Complex, a complex that provided scholars with a university chapel, the observatory and an academic library.

Today it still serves as an observation tower with, which provides amazing views of the city, but also as a historical monument and public astronomical observatory. Today the old library serves as a cultural venue, hosting exhibitions and concerts.

Rundetårn with it’s height of 36 metres (and no stairs!) is built like a sloping path (in the shape of a spiral). It’s open between 10AM to 8PM during the summer, and costs DKK 25 for adults and DKK 5 for children. It’s located right between the University of Copenhagen and Rosenborgs Palace, close to the metro station Nørreport. The street address is Købmagergade 52A.