Do you want to see Copenhagen’s colourful rooftops and architectural landmarks from a totally different point of view? If you answered yes, keep reading, because our article will guide you through the city’s highest spots.
Being the highest tower in Copenhagen, Tårnet couldn’t help but occupy the top of our list. Tårnet is the tower of Christiansborg Palace, the building that nowadays houses the Danish parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office and the Supreme Court of Denmark. The 106-meter tower is located on Slotsholmen island in the heart of the city centre, so those who make it to the top will a magnificent view of Copenhagen’s most significant architectural landmarks.
The sight of the top of the Church of our Saviour‘s tower isn’t for the fainthearted. Not only is it one of Copenhagen’s highest points, but to reach the top visitors have to climb 400 steps, 150 of which wind around the outside of the spire. Oh! And we forgot to mention that when it’s windy (and it’s always windy in Denmark) the 90-meter-high spire, which is built of oak, can feel a little shaky. Nevertheless, it’s safe to visit as hundreds of tourists visit the baroque-style church every year in order to get a glimpse of Christianshavn from above.
When the sun is shining, locals and tourists mingle at Hotel Danmark’s rooftop bar to soak up some sun while savouring ice cold beers. The Rooftop is located close to the National Museum of Denmark, Tivoli Gardens and the Slotsholmen Island so expect to see some of the most spectacular buildings from a different angle. Multiple music events often take place during summertime while the rooftop on Vester Voldgade street gets packed with enthusiastic visitors.
One of the locals’favourite places in Copenhagen is ILLUM rooftop. There among other restaurants and cafés stands Bar Jacobsen, a classy bar with a great selection of high-quality beers and tasty Danish delicacies. As ILLUM offers both an indoor and outdoor area that allows guests to enjoy great views of Copenhagen, it is no wonder why Bar Jacobsen is always one of the top choices among the city’s hippest crowd’s.
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