Church Of Our Saviour Spire - Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 55° 40.379 E 012° 35.641
33U E 348695 N 6172308
Quick Description: The church of Our Saviour has a tower and spire that is open to the public and can be climbed to a height of 90 metres.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 2:01:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMHEMC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 32

Long Description:
The church was completed in 1695 but at that time there were not enough funds for the building of a spire. King Frederick V funded the building of the spire which was completed in 1752.

Architect Lauritz de Thurah based his design on the Roman Catholic church of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza in Rome. It has an external staircase that turns four times anticlockwise around the spire. The only difference is that on this church the staircase is made from a gilded brown timber frame rather than stone.

There are 250 steps to the top of the tower followed by a further 150 on the external staircase to the top of the spire. The steps are quite wide near the bottom of the tower, but get narrower the further up you go. Near the top of the tower the stairs change to a spiral staircase even before reaching the spire itself.

The bell tower houses the largest carillon in Northern Europe and consists of 40 bells which play a tune on the hour. Inside the tower there are lights that flash to give a warning the bells are bout to start.

The spire was opened by King Frederick V when he climbed all the way to the top of the spire. These days you can follow in his footsteps.

Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 295.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees:
Times of opening Monday-Saturday. 10-19:30 Sundays and public holidays. 10:30 to 19:30 The closing time for access to the tower is 19:15. On Midsummer Day the spire stays open until 23:00 During heavy rain or wind tower closed temporarily for safety reasons. Cost of admission in 2013 On 1 June - 15 September: Adults: 40, - EUR Groups (adults) / students / 65 +: 30, - EUR Children (8-14 years): 10, - EUR Children groups: 5, - EUR Season ticket: 50, - EUR The 2nd March - 31 May & 16 September - 15 December: Adults: 35, - EUR Groups (adults) / students / 65 +: 25, - EUR Children (8-14 years): 5 - DK Groups (children): 5, - EUR


Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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