Round Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen, Denmark 1150| Map |
A Copenhagen, Denmark icon since 1642, the Round Tower is Europe's oldest functioning astronomy observatory. Used by the University of Copenhagen until 1861, the Round Tower now serves as an observation tower for expansive views of Copenhagen, a public astronomical observatory and a historical monument. The tower is part of the Trinitatis Complex, composed of the Trinitatis Church and an academic library. Located above the church and only accessible via the tower's ramp is a cultural venue used for concerts as well as housing various exhibitions throughout the year. Things to do with kids at the Round Tower include observing stars, constellations and other astronomical wonders. Families interested in attending a concert should check the schedule for kid-friendly productions. Every spring, a unicycle race takes place up the spiral walk. Participants must ride all the way up and down again without getting off the bike. The world record for this rather specialized event is 1 minute 48.7 seconds, set by Thomas Olsen in 1989. Bike races have been held in the Round Tower since the late 19th century, when penny-farthings were used. Day or night, an outing to the Round Tower is a fun family activity when visiting Copenhagen, Denmark.
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- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
It's fun to bundle up and go stargazing with kids at the Round Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Address: Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen, Denmark 1150| Map
Phone: +45 33 73 03 73
Hours: 21 May - 20 September all days 10 am - 8 pm, 21 September - 20 May all days 10 am - 6 pm.
Price: Adults $4.25, Children (5 -15 years) $0.85, Annual season ticket $25.47.