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A Car on the Spiral Ramp

Listen to the story about the time the German engineer Lorenzen decided to demonstrate the powers of his car by driving up the Round Tower’s Spiral Ramp.

Duration: 4:56 minutes

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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 Fairy Tale Tower

Hans Christian Andersen visited the Round Tower right when he came to Copenhagen. He was since allowed to borrow books in the Library Hall, and the tower served as inspiration for several of his works.

Duration: 6:00 minutes

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

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