Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church)

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(Last Updated On: May 8, 2019)

Copenhagen’s Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) is famous for its spiraling external staircase.

Climbing the tower at Vor Frelsers Kirke

I have this thing for towers (well, any high place really) and came to Copenhagen knowing I wanted to climb the stairs that spiral around the exterior of the steeple of Vor Frelsers Kirke.

Towering steeple on Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark - ExplorationVacation.net DSC_2034

It looks pretty tall, but not so tall as to be intimidating.

Towering steeple on Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark - ExplorationVacation.net 2-DSC_2036

The inside portion of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge, with narrow, uneven steps. It’s a cool space, but a little treacherous.

Stairs lead to the towering steeple on Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark - ExplorationVacation.net 4-DSC_2078

Stairs lead to the towering steeple on Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark - ExplorationVacation.net IMG_2434

Kristin & Guy’s photo

Finally we are outside, where we find a lovely, gently spiraling stairway and great views over Copenhagen.

Stairs along the outside of the steeple of Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark - ExplorationVacation.net 6-DSC_2072

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Eventually the stairs become too narrow to follow any farther. (You can’t actually climb all the way to the top.)

Stairs along the outside of the steeple of Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) in Copenhagen 22-DSC_2063

Very top of the steeple on Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark - ExplorationVacation.net 24-DSC_2059

Inside Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church)

The older church below the tower is mostly airy and open, with a magnificent organ (supported by a pair of elephants).

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1 thought on “Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior’s Church)”

  1. I'm not a fan of heights, but love the pictures and view from the top!
    Another beautiful Church.

    Noticed that there were doors into the church pews. I understand the reasoning behind the doors was the congregation would bring in heated "rocks" or other material, and would place on the floor to warm the area. They would then close the doors, and this would help keep in the heat and keep them warm during the service(good idea in the days before our heating methods today!)

    Carol Jean V

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