Valentines Stargazing From the Round Tower

Romantic — By Jane Graham on January 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Those looking for an alternative date for Valentine’s Evening in Copenhagen should raise their eyes up to the skies and consider booking a night at the observatory. The city’s number one renaissance landmark, the Round Tower, is once again offering star-crossed lovers the chance to enjoy each other’s company with star-gazing nights that include champagne and flamenco.

It is the eighth year that the tower has offered the popular Valentine’s star-gazing nights. As the oldest functioning observatory in Europe, a look through the telescope on the top of the 114-foot Round Tower affords a view of the night sky much as it must have been when the tower first opened in 1642.

English-speaking guests might choose to skip the lecture from couples therapist Ingrid Hegland on the art of seduction and move straight over to the fiery flamenco music from local company Aire Nuevo, both of which take place in the tower’s library.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be photographed on the ‘kissing bench’ halfway up the tower—and take the Polaroid memento home. At the top, meanwhile, it will be possible to look through the tower’s powerful telescopes, with the lens directed towards the moon and Orion’s Belt.

The night starts at 7pm and lasts until 11pm. A two-person ticket to the tower including entertainment, star-gazing and a basket with champagne and heart-formed chocolates costs DKK 220: Booking can be made through the tower website.

Image courtesy of La Citta Vita/Flickr.

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