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Rundetaarn, or the Round tower, is one of the world’s oldest functioning observatories. Built by King Christian IV, the tower took around 4 years to build and was open in 1642. Today, it is a magnificent climb and visited by many visitors and amateur astronomers. The spiral walk to the platform is unique in itself and in European history and takes you to a platform approx. 35m above the street, thus offering magnificent cityscape views. Legend has it that the King wanted to take his horse up to the platform and hence there are no steps in there and the 7 and half times it takes you to go round and round to reach up, it can make you a wee bit dizzy. Once there though, the fresh air and views should get your head straightened out.
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