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A Fairy Tale Tower

Listen to the audio story about the fairy tale poet Hans Christian Andersen and his connection to the Round Tower, where he borrowed books and got inspiration for his own stories.

Duration: 6:00 minutes

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Christian IV on his Death Bed

In February 1648 King Christian IV is on his death bed at Rosenborg Castle, a stone’s throw from the Round Tower. Listen to this dramatization based on the royal doctor Otto Sperling’s memoirs.

Duration: 7:16 minutes

Fire, Flames and Bombs

One October evening in 1728 a fire broke out in Copenhagen and the Round Tower astronomer Peder Horrebow sought refuge in the old tower. That isn’t the only time the thick walls have offered protection.

Duration: 6:56 minutes

A Car on the Spiral Ramp

One Sunday morning in 1902 the German engineer Lorenzen arrived in his auto mobile in front of the Round Tower. He wanted to drive up the tower to demonstrate the powers of this new invention.

Duration: 4:56 minutes

The Boy Who Disappeared in the Round Tower

One summer day in 1880, the two 12-year-old boys August and Emil are playing hide and seek in the Round Tower. But suddenly, August disappears without a trace and his parents call the police.

Duration: 6:17 minutes