Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Denmark  /  Zealand  /  Copenhagen  /  Our Saviour's Church

Our Saviour's Church, Copenhagen

4.6
#3 of 767 in Historic Sites in Denmark
Religious Site · Church
Create an itinerary including Our Saviour's Church
See the city from the top of Our Saviour's Church, built of red and yellow bricks in the Dutch Baroque style. Although builders completed work on the church in 1695, it took nearly six more decades to finish its famous corkscrew spire, which was designed by architect Lauritz de Thurah. According to urban legend, the architect jumped to his death from the top of his creation when he realized it twisted in the counterclockwise direction. The spire reaches a height of 90 m (295 ft) and features an external staircase, which you can climb for a suggested fee. Be sure to explore the interior of the church, noted for housing an altarpiece depicting Jesus and two angels, considered the masterpiece of artist Nicodemus Tessin. By using our Copenhagen trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Our Saviour's Church and other attractions in Copenhagen.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Our Saviour's Church

Our Saviour's Church reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
5,725 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The beautifully designed staircase that sits affixed to a church happened to be closed around the time I was in town due to the winter holiday season. I was still able to view the staircase from... 
    The beautifully designed staircase that sits affixed to a church happened to be closed around the time I was in town due to the winter holiday season. I was still able to view the staircase from...  more »
  • I pre booked my ticket but it was closed when I arrived due to rain. Unfortunately didn't get to see the top. The church itself is nice enough, nothing out of the ordinary. 
    I pre booked my ticket but it was closed when I arrived due to rain. Unfortunately didn't get to see the top. The church itself is nice enough, nothing out of the ordinary.  more »
Google
  • A must visit while in Copenhagen. The best 360 degree views of the entire city from the outdoor staircase. If you're afraid of heights the outside top section of the staircase may be a challenge but you can always stop at the viewing deck for some good views without climbing all the way to the top. The inside stair climb gets decently narrow at the top but is such a cool experience seeing the history and architecture up close. I was inside the tower when the bells went off and it was such a cool experience! The entry fee is super cheap and they accept major credit cards. Highly recommend you add it to your must-do list on your visit!
  • This Church has a lot of history in Denmark is a place you should definitely see when visiting Copenhagen. If you are afraid of heights I still recommend taking a look at the chapel as it is very ornate. For the adventurous type climbing the tower is a must! The price for adults is only 65 DKK and students get a discount as well. The views are breathtaking. The stairs do get narrow so I would recommend being in some physical shape and not being afraid of heights. Seriously one of my favorite places to visit.

Plan your trip to Copenhagen

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.