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Tivoli Gardens

Last updated: 28 April, 2024

A veritable national treasure, this fairytale theme park opened in 1843 and features beautifully landscaped gardens, fairground stalls, bandstands, theatres and plenty of amusement park rides. Perfect for kids (and big kids), it’s especially magical on a summer’s evening when illuminations twinkle and fireworks explode overhead.

It’s also interesting historically, thanks to the many well-maintained period buildings, such as the Chinese-style open-air Pantomime Theatre dating from 1874. Every visitor should take a ride on the iconic Rutschebanen (rollercoaster), the oldest wooden rollercoaster still in operation and one of only seven attractions in the world that is operated by a brake man on each train.

Tivoli is a must-visit attraction that captures Copenhagen’s soul.


Price from: £15
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Tivoli is located right in the centre of town, just a few minutes’ walk from the main station. There’s an interactive map of the website, and handouts are available at the ticket desk.

When to do it

Tivoli opens for ‘seasons’: Summer, from mid-April to mid-September; Halloween for last two weeks of October to early November, and Christmas, from mid-November to January 2. In season it opens seven days a week. It’s closed between seasons.

Tivoli is always extraordinary, but the lion’s share of the entertainment – which includes music, dance and pantomime performances – happens at night.

Who to go with: organised tours


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Walking tour - Copenhagen Old Town & Tivoli Park included

  • Copenhagen

Copenhagen contains its highlights within short walking distance, brings you up close with its rich culture. On this tour, our guide will take you on a carefully designed walking route around the old town to discover all of the highlights and the stories behind them, starting with Tivoli Gardens, full of magic and tradition, City Hall Square, Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament and the Royal reception Rooms, the Old Stock Exchange from the 17th century, the Royal Theatre and the colourful canal of Nyhavn. From there you will walk along the waterfront by the imposing Playhouse and the modern Opera House, two of the newest landmarks on the Copenhagen harbour, arriving at Amalienborg Palace, the official residence of the Danish Royal Family, an elegant complex under the watchful eyes of the royal guard. From there you will continue to the royal garden at "Kongens have" where the most popular summer residence is located, the Rosenborg Castle, to continue to the Tivoli.

Price DKK 490

Min age 8

Rating 4.46 / 5 [13 ratings]

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