Vor Frelsers Kirke

sights / Religious

Vor Frelsers Kirke information

Location
Copenhagen , Denmark
Address
Sankt Annæ Gade 29
Getting there
Metro: Christianshavn
Bus: 2A, 9A, 40, 350S
More information
www.vorfrelserskirke.dk
Prices
church free, tower adult/child Dkr40/10
Opening hours
11am-3.30pm, closed during services, tower 10am-7.15pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.15pm Sun Jun-Sep, reduced hours rest of year
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It's hard to miss this 17th-century church and its 95m-high spiral tower. For a soul-stirring panoramic city view, make the head-spinning 400-step ascent to the top – the last 150 steps run along the outside rim of the tower, narrowing to the point where they literally disappear at the top. Inspired by Borromini's tower of St Ivo in Rome, the colourful spire was added in 1752 by Lauritz de Thurah. Inside, the church wows with its elaborately carved pipe organ from 1698 and an ornate baroque altar.