Amusement park in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens

Explore Tivoli Gardens, a classic Copenhagen park with old rides, events, and gardens.

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Step into the enchanting world of Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s historic amusement park. Opened in 1843, it's the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world and inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland. With its delightful mix of rides, cultural offerings, and lush gardens, Tivoli has entertained visitors for over a century.

Tivoli Gardens offers a range of experiences for all ages and interests. Beyond its exciting roller coasters like the wooden Rutschebanen, one of the world's oldest running roller coasters, and the modern The Demon, the park has gentler rides for younger guests. The park's detailed landscaping, with flower gardens, fountains, and beautifully lit buildings at night, creates a magical atmosphere.

Cultural importance is deeply present here, with the Tivoli Boys Guard band marching in their red and white uniforms adding a piece of Danish culture. The park also features historic buildings like the Pantomime Theatre, where classical commedia dell'arte plays are shown. Seasonal events, from Halloween to Christmas markets, give the park a new look, offering different ways to celebrate.

Exploring Tivoli, you’ll see its role in Danish culture. It’s more than an amusement park; it’s a valued green area in Copenhagen. The locals come to the park for concerts at the open-air stage or to eat at one of the many restaurants, including casual spots and fine dining options like Nimb.

When planning your visit, check the schedule as opening times change with the seasons. The park also runs on a pay-per-ride system, but you can buy an unlimited ride ticket if you want to try all the attractions. Be sure to have Danish Krone for payments, but cards are also widely used.

Visitors should wear comfortable shoes since there's a lot of walking, and be ready for Denmark's unpredictable weather by dressing in layers. Lastly, even as a popular tourist spot, Tivoli Gardens keeps its charm by being a part of everyday local life—don't miss the opportunity to go to a live music event or theater show with the people of Copenhagen.

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