July 12, 2019

Glimpse of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen Denmark

Do you know that the 2 oldest theme parks in the world are located in Denmark? Yes, before Disneyland and Universal Studio, there are Dyrehavsbakken and Tivoli. Tivoli is the second oldest theme park in the world and the most visited theme park in Scandinavia.

Georg Carstensen was the founder “Tivoli will never, so to speak, be finished”. It opened on August 15, 1843, so next month, it is already 176 years old. This is where Hans Christian Andersen got his inspiration when he wrote the Nightingale fairy tale and where Walt Disney got his inspiration when he created Disneyland.

Tivoli Gardens is the famous amusement park and garden in Copenhagen, Denmark so it is a must to visit this international tourist attraction especially if you have kids in tow. This is just a few minutes walk from our hostel, City Hall and Copenhagen Central Station so commuting is not a problem.

Read: Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Urban House by Meininger 
Day 1 in Copenhagen

We’re supposed to visit this on our Day 1 in Copenhagen but after we checked-in, nobody wants to go out anymore so our Day 2 in Copenhagen was so packed, we visited 9 tourists spots in one day. Tivoli Garden is our last attraction for that day since it is open until 11PM or 12AM.

We arrived around 6PM so we only have a few hours left before the closing time. The staff informed us that we can only enter once using our Copenhagen Card, so parang sinisigurado niya kami kung papasok ba kami or ibang araw na lang. I’m okayed with it since we already promised our son that we will visit Tivoli and we know that Tivoli is not that big.

This theme park is only 20 acres. Although Tivoli is just small compared to other theme parks, it has its own charm that visitors will enjoy. The scenery of Tivoli Gardens is beautiful especially at night, too bad that we did not witness the colored lights because we went home early. During our visit, it was springtime so the sun sets around 9PM or 10PM.

Tivoli offers 28 rides for adult and children including the famous Rutschebanen. It is the wooden roller coaster that was built in 1914 so it is one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the world. Since we only use our Copenhagen Card, we need to pay for our ride. You can pay per ride or avail the unlimited ride ticket. The entrance ticket varies depending on the season. Tivoli is open during summer, Halloween, Christmas and winter season.

Tivoli Garden Admission Price 

110.00 DKK - 120.00 DKK - Adult (8+)
50.00 DKK - Child (3-7)
Free Entrance - Copenhagen Card

Ride Tickets 

30DKK - per ride (1yr+)
230DKK - unlimited ride (1yr +)
290DKK - unlimited ride ticket plus (132cm above)
460DKK - unlimited ride companion ticket for children 1-7 years old

Annual Cards 

350DKK - annual card (8yrs +)
900DKK Wild Card (8yrs +)
700DKK - Silver Card
1250DKK - Gold Card

Surprisingly, my son was not in the mood to try any rides in Tivoli. I don’t know why? Akala ko pa naman gusto niya magrides kaya gusto niya magTivoli. Anyway, we saved money because of that because he just played in the playground.

Aside from the amusement rides, visitors can also enjoy different activities like concerts, pantomime, ballet shows, parades, light show, fireworks and many more. We watched the Pantomime show at The Peacock Theater. The theater was built in 1874 so it is the oldest building in the Tivoli Gardens.

Food and drinks are not a problem because they have several restaurants, cafe, ice cream and candy shops inside the theme park.

There are also shops where you can buy gifts, accessories, and souvenirs. We did not stay that long because we’re freezing cold already so we just finished the Pantomime show and off we went back to Urban House to rest. 

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Tivoli Gardens 
Vesterbrogade 3
1630 København V

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