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Rundtaarn - Round Tower

ABOVE: The Rundetårn, or Round Tower, was built in 1642 as an astromical observatory. The viewing platform and telescope are 115 feet (35 m) above Copenhagen's university quarter.

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National Museum of Denmark
The Nationalmuseet consists of four parts: the main National Museum in central Copenhagen, the delightful Open-Air Museum or Frilandsmuseet in Lyngby, Brede Works (a former cloth mill), and the Museum of Danish Resistance, 1940-1945. Click the Union Jack icon for English text.

Post & Tele Museum
"Get to know Danish communication history from King Christian IV's public postal services to computer-based telecommunications."

Ripley's Believe or Not Museum
Copenhagen joins the more than two dozen cities around the world with museums that celebrate things "so extraordinary, so shocking, you’ll wonder how they could possibly be true." (The museum's Web site also promotes three other commercial attractions in Copenhagen: Guinness World Records, The Mystic Exploratorie, and Hans Christian Andersen's Wonderful World.)

The Round Tower
Climb the spiral ramp to the top for a great view. The tower still houses Europe's oldest functioning observatory, where visitors can look through an antique telescope during the winter months. (Note: This site will open in a new browser window.)

Royal Danish Naval Museum
The Orlogsmuseet has some 400 ship models that illustrate the development of shipbuilding and naval warfare over three centuries. The museum is housed in a former naval hospital.

The Royal Library
Even if you aren't up to the rigors of research, Det Kongelige Bibliotek is worth visiting for its exhibitions.

Tycho Brahe Planetarium
This isn't your granddad's planetarium. In addition to star shows, it has Omnimax movies and laser shows in the dome-shaped auditorium. (Narration is in Danish, but you can rent headphones to hear an English translation.)

Zoological Museum
The University of Copenhagen operates this museum, whose collection includes 40,000 preserved mammals and 3 million pinned insects.





Photo copyright © Morten Jerichau for Visit Copenhagen.

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