Tivoli Gardens

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Top 5 things to see at Tivoli Gardens

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark is the 170-year-old Tivoli Gardens. It is said that this amusement park was built so that the kingdom’s citizens would think less about politics, and so it remains a wonderland to leave worries at the door.

  • The Rutschebanen

    1. The Rutschebanen

    This century-old wooden roller coaster is sometimes called Bjergbanen or “The Mountain Coaster,” and it is one of the oldest operating wooden roller coasters in the world.

  • The Star Flyer

    2. The Star Flyer

    A thrilling aerial view of charming Copenhagen from the world’s second tallest carousel—what more could you ask for?

  • Tivoli Aquarium

    3. Tivoli Aquarium

    You’ll find the longest single view panel in Europe right below the grand Concert Hall, home to 1,600 beautiful marine fish.

  • The Entertainment

    4. The Entertainment

    From cabaret to ballet, Tivoli has fantastic entertainment. Classical music lovers should visit at the end of the summer for Tivoli Festival and each fall there’s Music Week.

  • The Food

    5. The Food

    There’s no shortage of eateries here. Leave greasy fair food at home with Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen restaurants ranging form Italian to traditional Danish smørrebrød.

Planning Your Visit

  • Wristband options

    Depending on your interests—dinner, entertainment, rides—there’s a few inclusive options to choose from. Pay the Tivoli Gardens entrance fee alone or get a wristband for unlimited rides. Admission is free for children under eight.

  • Check out the surrounding area

    Because the amusement park is located right next to the Copenhagen Central Station and a ten minute walk from City Hall, walking around the area is especially rewarding. Explore the beautiful city as it should be—walking along the canal admiring the Nordic architecture.

  • Brush up on some Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen history

    The experience wouldn’t be complete without knowing something about the place. The founder, Georg Carstensen, was able to get King Christian VIII on board with the Tivoli gardens amusement park by saying, “When the people are amusing themselves, they do not think about politics.”

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open April 1 - September 20, Sunday through Thursday, 11:00AM to 11:00PM, Friday and Saturday, 11:00AM to 12:00AM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult admission starts at 99DKK (about $15) and continues upward with ride ticket and tour purchases.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide inside the park is not necessary, but there are great options around the city and cover the park.
  • How to get there
    It's a couple minute's walk from Central Station, or take the 2A, 12, 26, 97N or 250S bus to Rådhuspladsen (København).
  • Additional information

    • Storage lockers are available to rent during your visit.

    • Additional ride tickets can be purchased inside the park from vending machines located throughout.

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What people are saying about Tivoli Gardens

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,162 reviews

You cannot go to copenhagen without going to Tivoli Gardens. So glad we went as Christmas time. Was gorgeous. A great way to spend my birthday.

It was an amazing experience! The rides were really fun and amazing food places to choose, also the decoration was incredible!

Straight forward, simple and quick. Bought the tickets while standing in the queue, in the park in no time.

I loved the boat tour it was really lovely. I also think the guide was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

A beautiful amusement park, nice rides and beautiful places, I recommend it for anyone visiting Copenhagen