The Best Viewpoints in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen has lots of great viewpoints in the city, allowing you to see the city from dazzling heights. Wondering where these are? Here are the best viewpoints in Copenhagen.

Church of our Saviour

This beautiful church has one of the best viewpoints in the city and heading up is quite a fun experience. You’ll have 400 steps to climb, and towards the top the route opens up to an open-air path, which winds around the spire. The building from the ground to the top is 90 meters tall, and the fantastic view allows you to see in all directions, including some of the popular areas such as Nyhavn Harbour, Christianshavn. This viewpoint was my favourite during my visit, so if you only do one then I recommend this.

Price: Adults – 40 DKK (Mon-Thu) – 45 DKK (Fri-Sun) – Copenhagen Card – Free – Prices available for students, pensioners, children and groups available. 
: Sankt Annæ Gade 29, 1416 København 


Views of Copenhagen from Church of our Saviour
Views of Copenhagen from Church of our Saviour

Café Norden at Hays House

From the second floor of Cafe Norden, or the higher floors in Hays House, you’ll get a great view along the Strøget, which is one of Copenhagen’s main shopping streets. From the cafe, you’ll also be able to enjoy tasty food, tea, coffee and other drinks whilst watching the street life below. The cafe actually has two floors with the view on the upper floor. I popped there a few times during my visit and occasionally there were no window seats, so bear this in mind.

Address:  Østergade 61, st. 1100, Copenhagen
Website: (none English website)

View from Café Norden at Hays House, Copenhagen
View from Café Norden at Hays House

The Tower (Taarnet)

The view from The Tower is part of Christiansborg Palace and this viewpoint is free to visit. The Tower is open until 9pm on Tuesday-Sunday, and from The Tower you will be able to see in all directions. Some of the landmarks you will be able to see include Børsen which is the old stock exchange, Tivoli Gardens and the beautiful canals. Within the Tower is also a restaurant on the lower floors should you wish to grab some food during your visit.

Price: Free
Address: Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København

View from The Tower (Taarnet) in Copenhagen
View from The Tower (Taarnet)

Round Tower

To get to the top of the Round Tower you go up a floor that spirals up the tower. Towards the top are a few steps to the viewing platform. It’s quite fun to go up and will give you pretty good views of the city. Unfortunately, the view is slightly obscured due to protective caging but it’s still worth a look.

Price: Adults 25DKK, Children (5-15 years) 5DKK – Free with Copenhagen Card
Address: Rundetaarn, Købmagergade 52A, 1150

Views from the Round Tower in Copenhagen
Views from the Round Tower

City Hall Tower

During certain times of the day, you can go up the City Hall Tower. You are led by security to the stairs, which then lead up to the tower. The visit will start promptly so make sure you are on time otherwise you will miss it. To get to the top you will have to climb 300 steps, but the views you get of Copenhagen are definitely worth it. My favourite views were towards Tivoli and also towards the city centre as seen below.

Price: Free with Copenhagen Card
Address: Rådhuset, 1599 København V

Views of Copenhagen from City Hall Tower
Views from City Hall Tower

Other viewpoints

Another good viewpoint, although not for taking pictures, would be from the Star Flyer ride, which is 80 metres high and you’ll find this at Tivoli Gardens.

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