And how to save yourself some energy if you are planning an ascent
Are you planning to walk all the way up to the top of the tower? Then this information can be good to know before you start the ascent.
The number of meters you have to walk differs markedly depending on whether you stay towards the center or go further towards the outer wall. And the difference is surprisingly large: If you walk along the inner wall, the distance is 93.5 metres. On the other hand, if you go the farthest towards the outer wall, it is a full 281 metres!
What more, several times people have tried – and succeeded – to take their own lives by running out of Rundetaarn. Among other things, it happened in 2008 and 2016. A number of fences are now in place to prevent this from ever happen again.