Vor Frelsers Kirke Spire

Vor Frelsers Kirke, also known as Our Saviour’s Church, is a baroque church located in Christianhaven, a district of Copenhagen. It is famous for its helix spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, and which offers views of central Copenhagen.

Views of the Church’s Spire from the outside

To get to the top of the church, you have to go up several stairs on the inside of the tower, and go past the carillon, before you enter the outside. Never ever linger inside the belfry, with all the bells, and always seek to be either one level above or below when the bells begin their melody. It gets VERY loud, and if you’re sensitive to noises, this will definitely give you a headache. Furthermore, being in a different level protects your hearing, which as we all know is very important.

Indoor Stairs

After that, you can exit to the outside of the tower, and immediately get amazing views of the city. You can then head up the staircase to the very top of the external spire.

Word of warning though—if you are scared of heights and enclosed places, you do not want to be up here. The staircase is made out of some type of metal, making it seem slippery, and as you go up to the top of the spire, it gets narrower. What’s worse, is that it gets super WINDY up there, and more than once I’ve felt like I was going to be blown off the stairs. There is no additional railing for safety—the only one being the one on the side, and people were coming down at the same time as I was going up.

But the views from the top are amazing, and worth the height.

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