The Spiral Ramp
The Round Tower's Main Thoroughfare
The Spiral Ramp in the Round Tower runs from the entrance in the street of Købmagergade to the stairs leading to the top of the tower. It winds 7½ times around the tower’s hollow core and is the only way to the top. The Spiral Ramp is the main thoroughfare of the Round Tower, giving access to both the Library Hall, the Bell Loft and the hollow core.
It is not least because of the Spiral Ramp that the Round Tower is the perhaps most iconic building not only in Copenhagen, but in Denmark. It is the only one of its kind in a Danish context, inspired by both German Renaissance castles and ancient structures, including the Tower of Babel. Even today, the Spiral Ramp daily swirls of so many different tongues that it is worthy of a Tower of Babel.