Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark. It opened by Georg Carstensen in 1847. This makes it the second oldest amusement park in the world. Funny enough the world’s oldest amusement park is also in Denmark. When I decided to take a quick trip to Copenhagen the one thing I wanted to do was to check out Tivoli Gardens for myself. When I was there, they had a Christmas Market and were all decked out for the holiday season.
I got to Copenhagen in the late afternoon, and it wasn’t very long before the sun started setting. I wanted to visit Tivoli Gardens at night to see it all decked out in holidays lights. The amusement park until 11pm (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays). This makes it a great place to check out in the evening. While there were lots of people about I found it wasn’t too crowded.
I didn’t go on any rides. I was happy to wander around and take photos. While it was cold, there were several gas fire pit heaters to stand by and warm up at. Outside one restaurant they had actual fire pits and chairs to sit. You could roast marshmallows (for a fee), but I was happy to sit by the fire and warm up. I was there for several minutes when I realised that my jacket would smell like a fire pit for the next few days. Oh well. #worthit
Christmas at Tivoli Gardens, as cheesy as it sounds, felt magical. Maybe it was the fake snow, the Christmas Market, the glogg, or the twinkling lights but I was in the festive spirit after visiting Tivoli Gardens. If you’re in Copenhagen during November/December, recommend a visit to Tivoli Gardens. I’d love to go back to Tivoli Gardens on my next trip to Copenhagen.
Tivoli Gardens is at Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 in Copenhagen. It is right across the street from the Copenhagen Central Train Station, making it really easy to find. Admission to Tivoli Gardens is 110 Danish Krone (DKK). Ride tickets are 25DKK each. Most rides take 2 to 4 tickets. If you plan on going on a lot of rides, you can buy an unlimited ride ticket for 230DKK. Please click here for an exchange rate. Tivoli Gardens is open 11am to 11pm Monday to Thursday and Sundays. It’s open 11am to Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Please be sure to visit Tivoli Gardens Website to verify opening dates/times as they can change.
I bought my own admission to Tivoli Gardens. I was not asked by Tivoli Gardens to write about my experience. All opinions here are my own.
While in Copenhagen I stayed at the Urban House By MEININGER. Copenhagen can be an expensive city, but this was a great budget option for travelers. I stayed in an 8-bed dorm, for 2 nights, which cost me 323DKK (about €43). The rooms were spacious, well maintained with a modern design. The hostel has a kitchen/dining area, a large common/TV area, laundry facilities, and a restaurant/bar. The location is around the corner from the Copenhagen Central Train Station. It was a fantastic base for my stay in Copenhagen Click here to book your stay at the Urban House.
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Have you been to Tivoli Gardens? What’s your favourite amusement park? Tell me in the comments below.