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Tower of Our Saviour's Church in Copenhagen

Copenhagens themselves voted for the view from the top as the best panorama of the city

Best time: March–mid-December

Tower of Our Saviour's Church
Tower of Our Saviour's Church
Tower of Our Saviour's Church
Tower of Our Saviour's Church

The tower of the Church of Our Saviour was constructed back in 1752, and since then it has remained the city's best observation deck. In 2007, this fact was proven once again during a voting—most locals consider the view revealed from the tower top set at 90 meters above Copenhagen to be the best city panorama ever.

Yearly the increasing number of tourists, the latest data are 60,000 individuals, climb its 400 serpentine steps to the very top. The last 150 stairs are located outside the spire, and though on the picture it doesn't look very much intimidating, you're probably going to feel dizzy, at least slightly. The Savior stands atop on the golden globe constantly watching the city's life.

The access to the tower is limited during winter months, it's actually closed January to February, and in December it operates on a few selected days only, including December 1, 6, 8, 12 and 15. March through November the tower operates without any limitations, just check the opening hours, cause they vary from day to day.

Practical info

When can visitors go to the Tower of Our Saviour's Church and is it open every day?

The Tower of Our Saviour's Church is open from March to November, with different opening hours each day. The tower remains closed during winter months, except on a few selected days in December like December 1, 6, 8, 12, and 15. There is no admission in January and February. Show more

What is the ideal time of the year to avoid crowds when visiting the Tower of Our Saviour's Church?

The perfect time to visit the Tower of Our Saviour's Church is from March up to mid-December when the tower is open. These shoulder months of March through May and late September through November have the least tourist traffic, making it a favorable time to visit. The period of June through August is the busiest, and it is advisable to come in the morning when it's quieter. Show more

How tall is the tower and how many steps should I climb to reach the top?

The Tower of Our Saviour's Church stands proudly at a height of 90 meters and has approximately 400 winding steps to climb, 150 of which are outside the spire. The last segment of the climb can be overwhelming to some visitors and therefore requires physical fitness and comfortable shoes. A handrail is available for additional support. Show more

Are visitors prone to dizziness when climbing the tower, and who should avoid the ascent?

Visitors with vertigo or acrophobia may feel dizzy while climbing the final 150 unsheltered stairs outside the spire. If you struggle with heights, it is best to avoid climbing the tower. However, if you're an adventure seeker who loves beautiful views, the climb can make a memorable experience. You can take regular breaks, climb at your pace, and feel free to ask for help. Show more

What make the view from the tower exceptional, and what attractions can visitors see from the top?

The Tower of Our Saviour's Church offers locals and tourists a magnificent panoramic view of Copenhagen. The skyline view includes popular landmarks, charming facades, and green parks. You'll see the striking golden globe-topped spire statue, symbolizing the figure of Christ holding the world—an emblem of deliverance and hope. No wonder many consider this vantage point the best in Copenhagen! Show more

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