The only reason I ask is because if you are, you'll miss out on one of Copenhagen's greatests landmarks---Vor Frelsers Kirke. This Lutheran church---known as Our Savior's Church and completed in 1752---has one of the coolest architectural designs that I've ever seen: An outdoor staircase that winds 400 steps to the top of the spire!
The climb is pretty harrowing---I'm not even afraid of heights, but I was hanging on for dear life (and I passed several other tourists who seemed to be frozen in place with fear)----but it was definitely worth the view. From the top, you could look out over the entire city, seeing landmarks like Marmokirken, Alexander Newsky Kirke, and Radhuspladsen.
Want to know more? Then check out these two videos:
View from the ground up:
View from the top:
So why do you think communities invest so much money into the design of their churches? Are churches some of the most beautiful buildings in your community?
What other buildings do you think should be beautiful? Why?
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Bam Bam Bigelow
Image retrieved from http://arkitekt-raadgivning.dk/Fotos%20barok/spir.jpg on September 16, 2007.