Our Saviour's Church, Copenhagen

4.6
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 an itinerary including Our Saviour's Church
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Our Saviour's Church Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
5,644 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Do not leave Copenhagen without seeing this church, which is seen from many parts of the city and fascinates you with its magnet. It is located in the hippie district. I definitely recommend you to...  more »
  • We arrived in Copenhagen on 14/3/20 for a short city break to learn that the whole city was in lock down due to the Corona Virus. Great timing eh. The one thing I really wanted to do was climb the...  more »
Google
  • I do not even know why, but this was one of the most relaxing places I have visited. Really beautiful sculptures of angels, silence and white color around did it, as far as I am concerned . There are much more extravagant and artistic churches, but this one is somehow special. Yes, the tower and a view are also nice, but the best thing for me was the atmosphere inside the church.
  • A fun climb. Great view of the city from way up on the top. The climb doesn’t take very long and it’s really cool to see the inside on the way up. Stairs get narrower and narrower near the top until at the very top it’s only wide enough for one person. If you’re able, make this climb!

Plan your trip to Copenhagen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. 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.

Popular things to do in Copenhagen

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Copenhagen

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
2.7
Duration: 30 minutes
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.0
Duration: 3 hours

Museums in Copenhagen

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Copenhagen

4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Copenhagen

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Nearby attractions in Copenhagen

3.6
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
1.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes