Short on budget but excited to explore what the Danish capital has to offer? You can do it! Here’s three tips on cheap attractions in Copenhagen that all are more than amazing.
1. The Round Tower – Rundetaarn
For only DKK 25 you can be a part of 1. amazing history 2. stunning architecture and 3. get a great view of Copenhagen. The Round Tower, located in the middle of the city center, is the oldest functioning astronomy observatory in Europe. It was built by Christian IV from 1637 – 1646, as part of the Trinitatis Complex (a combined church, observatory and library in one building). What’s so special about this building is that it, despite it’s 209 meter long spiral ramp, doesn’t have an elevator. In other words, you need to climb the winding corridors to the top of the tower. Once you’re up there, you’ll see why it’s worth it. The observatory is still used by amateur astronomers, and everyone else who has an interest to explore the skies. The Round Tower is open every day from 10.00 – 20.00 from May til’ September.
2. The Cisterns (Cisternerne)
Whilst The Round Tower takes you to wuthering heights, The Cisterns takes you down to the basement instead. The Cisterns is an exhibition space, located in a former water reservoir, under the park Søndermarken in Frederiksberg. It’s always completely dark here, since daylight never reaches the facility. The feeling down here will most likely make you think of catacombs. The cisterns are open Tuesday to Sunday between 11.00 – 17.00. The entrance fee is DKK 50 for adults, children under 18 years go for free.
3. The Tower by Christiansborg Palace
For a couple of years The Tower by Christiansborg Palace has been open to the public, after housing the Danish parliament for some time. The Tower is the highest tower in Copenhagen (with it’s 106 metres) and offers fabulous views. The most amazing thing of all? It costs absolutely nothing to enter. After you’ve captured the stunning view on your Instagram, head down to the restaurant located in the same building – the fika here is a amazing! The tower is open Tuesday to Sunday between 11.00 – 21.00.