Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is the most visited attraction in Copenhagen, drawing over 4 million visitors annually. Since its establishment in 1843, Tivoli has consistently upheld its magical and entertaining atmosphere, captivating both kids and adults alike.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Danish diplomat Georg Carstensen successfully persuaded King Christian VIII to establish an amusement park in Copenhagen, providing a place for people to have fun and divert their attention from the political challenges facing the crown.

Since its construction in 1843, Tivoli Gardens has evolved into a beloved destination for the Danes, seamlessly blending its original charm with the latest attractions. The primary entrance to Tivoli has remained unchanged since its construction.

Tivoli is the world's second-oldest amusement park after Dyrehavsbakken, also in Denmark. The historic landmarks surrounding Tivoli, such as the Copenhagen City Hall and the Central Station, were actually built later than this iconic amusement park.

This amusement park is so influential that even Disneyland Paris took ideas from Tivoli Gardens during design and construction.

What to See at Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is a must-visit in Copenhagen, especially if you're traveling with kids. While strolling through the gardens, you'll encounter the Tivoli Guard—a group of young guards in uniforms reminiscent of the Royal Guard at Amalienborg Palace.

Within Tivoli Gardens, the most renowned structures replicate iconic buildings from around the world, including a pagoda, an Arab palace, and even a frigate.

Entertainment at Tivoli includes the Pantomime Theatre, featuring various pantomime and ballet performances at different open-air stages. Additionally, if you're fortunate, you can catch Friday Rock, a weekly rock festival showcasing Danish bands held within the park every Friday.

Main Rides

  • Vertigo: Not recommended for those afraid of heights. This thrill ride takes the bravest on a journey at speeds exceeding 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) with 360-degree turns.
  • Demon: A roller coaster themed around the Chinese Empire, featuring loops and drops that will surely get your adrenaline pumping. You also have the option to experience it with virtual reality glasses.
  • Fatamorgana: This 148-foot-high (45-meter) tower provides excitement for all ages, offering three different speeds for an exhilarating ride.
  • Golden Tower: Tivoli's free fall ride, towering over 197 feet (60 meters) high.
  • Grand Prix: A racing circuit designed to entertain people of all ages.
  • La Mina: The park's oldest roller coaster, an all-ages wooden attraction.
  • The Star Flyer: Tivoli's Star Flyer offers one of the best views in Copenhagen, a chain ride that soars over 262 feet (80 meters) high.

Price of the Rides

Once inside the Tivoli Gardens, the price of each attraction is paid separately (each one costs about 90 kr (US$ 13.10)K). You can also buy a full-day pass, which is around 259 kr (US$ 37.60).

Schedule

April 4 to September 22:
Sunday to Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am to 12 midnight

Closed the rest of the year, except on Halloween and Christmas.

Price

Adults: 155 kr (US$ 22.50)K
Children aged 3 to 7: 70 kr (US$ 10.20)K
Children under 3 years old: free

The rides are paid separately.

Transport

Train: København H central station
Bus: lines 2A, 12, 26, and 33