Round and round

Good views on a city normally require you to take many stars up on a tower or hill – the round tower or Rundetårn in København is a very welcome alternative. You can walk up onto the 35 meters high tower nearly without stairs on a giant spiral. It is an astronomical tower connected to the old university library and the spiral was used to transport books up on horse carriages.

It reminded me much of the converted church towers in Andalucía (like the tower of the cathedral of Sevilla) – where the muezzin was riding up to call for the worshippers. The tower was built between 1637 and 1642 by the order of King Christian IV. From the top of the Rundetårn you can enjoy good views on the city – it seems to be one of the best locations for that.

Købmagergade 52A
1150 København

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