You can buy tickets for Rundertaarn (Round Tower) in advance online or buy them at the door when you arrive.
Good to know
Rundetaarn is surprisingly stroller-friendly, as there are no steps but a spiral ramp in the middle of the round tower that goes almost all the way to the top. To go outside on the round observation deck up top (for amazing views!), you'll need to leave the stroller below.
Rundetaarn admission is included in the Copenhagen Card.
About This Day
This half-day itinerary is for parents who want to see some of Copenhagen but keep the kids happy, too. Start your day with a visit to Rundertaarn (Round Tower) and enjoy the incredible views over the city. Afterwards, head to the Main Library in Copenhagen for their delightful children's section. Mingle with local parents while your kids explore the alphabet area or play with the puppet theater and the many other toys. Our son enjoyed the art supplies and the toy cars, but when he saw the alphabet room, he was occupied for over an hour, just building and moving and stacking blocks and playing with the kids that came and went. He loved the children's section so much we ended up visiting the library again another day! See for yourself and let us know if you, too, visit the library more than once while visiting Copenhagen with kids!
From the top of Rundertaan you get a beautiful 360-degree view of Copenhagen. Get your camera ready and take lots of pictures! Bigger kids will love the twisty, turn-y journey to the top. For us, the Rundetaarn was an easy trip because it was stroller accessible, and the ramp made it easy to navigate.
The Rundetaarn is connected to Trinity Church, so you can stop and look around there, too. In addition, there is a museum at the top of the tower. The juxtaposition of contemporary art in such a historical setting is a bit of a surprise. Sometimes there are concerts at the museum, as well. Entrance to the observatory at the top of the tower costs extra.
DIRECTIONS From Norreport metro stop (a 5-minute walk), head southeast on Frederiksborggade toward Rosenborggad. Continue straight onto Kultorvet, and then make a slight right onto Købmagergade. Turn left onto Landemærket to the tower.
From Kongen Nytorv metro stop (a 10-minute walk), head west on Lille Kongensgade toward Bremerholm. Make a slight left onto Nikolaj Plads. Continue onto Store Kirkestræde. Turn right onto Købmagergade. Turn right onto Landemærket to the tower.
TIP The spiral ramp really makes the trip easy if you have a stroller. But you will need to leave it at the bottom of the staircase to make it up and out to the observation deck.
Visiting the library might not really be on your bucket list when you travel, but if you're visiting Copenhagen with kids, you'll want to make a stop here for sure! Yes, it's a library, so there are lots of books, but the Copenhagen Main Library also has a fantastic children's section with tons of books, literacy activities and toys. There's an art area with plenty of art supplies laid out, puppets and a puppet theater, blocks and a castle, a stage, costumes, and ride-on scooters and toy cars. The best part, however, is what I call the alphabet room! It's a little nook tucked back in the corner of the children's section. The room is filled with sturdy foam blocks of all shapes and sizes that kids can move around, stack, build, climb on and climb under.
You can also check the library website for info on events - there are often playdates, kids' movies, and other things happening that you could drop in on!
DIRECTIONS The library is a short walk from the Rundetaarn (Round Tower). Leave the tower and head southwest on Landemærket toward Købmagergade. Continue onto Krystalgade. The library will be on the left.
TIP There's a cafe downstairs but there are also several coffee shops and cafes in the area if you need a snack after all that playing!