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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

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Set some time aside for fun and games at Tivoli Gardens, the second-oldest amusement park in the world. Established in 1843, the park sits in the heart of the city and offers not only traditional amusement rides and carnival games, but also flower gardens, food pavilions, and open-air shows. The most-visited amusement park in Scandinavia, this large venue attracts the majority of its visitors after dusk, when the lights come on and the area becomes one big stage for a range of cultural activities. Be sure to try a few roller coaster rides, but leave plenty of time for a show at the park's world-famous pantomime theater, built in the 1870s by celebrated architect Vilhelm Dahlerup. Put Tivoli Gardens and other Copenhagen attractions into our Copenhagen itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Love to be in tivoli, even though I am adult and do not like rides. Synest it's nice and just wander around. Got the Fireworks this time, and it was a wonderful experience. The next time I take with her boyfriend ❤ ️
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  • I believe it was 120/130DKK per person without access to the rides, which we thought was expensive at first. However, once you get inside and walk around / watch the firework display, it was totally w...  more »
  • It's great and really well maintained for a time Park. We had a lot of fun, the place is magical!
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  • So much more than I expected! Very clean, well maintained and most importantly, great design. The rides are much better than typical amusement parks with very creative use of colors and lights. Restaurants are expensive but exceptional in food quality, service and comfort. The best time to visit is later in the afternoon through evening so you can see how the gardens transform from daylight to night with lighting. Highly recommended!
  • Such a great atmosphere for young and old. Not cheap but it's definitely quality, flexible pricing allowed us to purchase unlimited rides with either adult for our daughter. A huge amount on offer, even though it was busy there was plenty of space to walk about without being pushed around. Loved the refill slushy station and the range of places to eat. We tried out Prices Diner and the fried chicken was amazing!
  • Tivoli is truly an amazing place, one of the greatest highlights of the wonderful city Copenhagen. It has all the delights one could ever ask for, such as gardens of beautiful flowers, peculiar yet interesting birds, a concert hall, scrumptious restaurants with culinary masterpieces, and of course, exciting rides, including my personal favorite, a small wooden roller coaster from 1914. Visit Tivoli and you won't be disappointed.
  • This place is incredible. If you have the stamina and enjoy rides you could easily while away a whole day here. There's a huge variety of rides to do, lots of places to eat, live music, a light show (and fireworks sometimes) that will keep you busy for a long time. Some of the rides are not for the faint hearted but the plenty for even the most timid of people. It's lovely just to walk around and look at the lights. Have a look for the fir pits which you can toast marshmallows over! A must do!
  • Wonderful place. Every city should have a theme park in the centre. Some unique rides, good food, great place to relax and watch the world go round. There was the Danish equivalent of the rolling stones when we were there so they attract some great acts.

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