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Weekend in Copenhagen

The round tower

A couple of days ago a friend of mine from Stockholm came over for a weekend to Copenhagen. It was very fun and I discovered lots of new places in Copenhagen that I will share with you. The first one is the Round Tower (Rundetaarn in Danish) that combines a church, library and an observatory that was build by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. From the platform you have a magnificent view over the city, as you can see on the photo above and if you look closer in the background you can see the bridge (Öresundsbron) connecting to Sweden, the one I’ve been passing on everyday back and forth to my job. The spiral ramp that you can see to the left is 209 m long and winds itself 7,5 times around the core of the tower. When the Tsar Peter the Great of Russia visited Copenhagen in 1716 he rode up on horseback to the top. In 1902, a German tourist who was visiting Copenhagen wanted to demonstrate his new Benz Gaggenau that by that time was an ultra-modern car with a powerful engine. Since there are not many mountains in Denmark he chose to drive up through the tower instead and he succeeded.

Maybe I should try going up with a Ducati bike?

The Round Tower / Rundetaarn – Købmagergade 52A, Copenhagen

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...

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