Tivoli Gardens is the oldest amusement park, even older then Disneyland in fact this is where Walt Disney got his idea for Disneyland. The park covers 82,712 sqm & has various rides, attractions, drinking holes & restaurants. On the Friday evening when we went there was a live concert starting at 10pm. We visited a bar in the shape of a ship & had to walk the gangplank to get aboard.
Tivoli has the highest carousel “Himmelskibet” Star flyer, these crazy thrill seekers are propelled through the air 80mtrs high & 70km/h needless to say I felt sick just watching them
We also saw some dancers on another stage which puts on live events from pantomine to ballet, this is at the main entrance.
Entrance into the gardens is DKK75 & rides tickets can either be bought separately or a multi ride ticket which is about DKK200+ worthwhile if you plan to be there all day. The ambience is fantastic & its shared by locals & tourists alike - we did not go on any rides but did not begrudge paying the entrance fee
Tivoli is not that wheelchair friendly as there are several steps & also big crowds.
The most popular park of entertainments Tivoli is stretched on the opposite side of H.C.Andersens Boulevard. Its intricate turrets appreciable from apart, for a long time became one of symbols of the city. The park and a palace are constructed on the sample of the Parisian park in 1840.
Unfortunately we had not enough time to get acquainted with the park. We hope necessarily to visit there in following visit.
Vesterbrogade 3. April-September Monday-Thursday 10.00-24.00. Friday-Sunday 10.00-1.00.
One of the most well known attractions in Copenhagen is an amusement park! Tivoli Gardens, now over 160 years old, still continues to delight and entertain the young and old today. A colorful combination of gardens, restaurants, rides, and even a concert venue, Tivoli Gardens should be on everyone's "must see" list. While the park is open during the day time, it seems to be at its most glittering and attractive at night.
Unlike the Disney parks in the U.S. and elsewhere, admission to Tivoli is a separate charge from the rides themselves. This can be a good feature or bad, depending on how much you wish to do. If you enjoy just strolling about the lantern-lit gardens, seeing the aquarium or going to a restaurant, the standard DKK 75 admission ($12.50 US) although somewhat expensive, might be the ticket for you. However, if you like thrilling rides, expect to pay DKK 15 (in addition to the admission price) for each ticket ("turbillet" - $2.50 US) and rides require 1 to 4 tickets each!! There are about 26 amusements so you can pick & choose. However, the "turpas" or multi-ride ticket (DKK 125) allows you to use the rides as much as you wish. These are sold at all 3 of Tivoli's entrances. Special concerts or other events held inside the park may require special tickets.
Tivoli accepts most major foreign currencies, but major credit cards are also accepted.
Tivoli, the old amusement park from 1843, is properly one of the most famous places to visit in Copenhagen. Inside the garden you’ll find the usual amusement park activities like wild and crazy rides, roller-coasters and merry-go-rounds – but also more quiet entertainment like the salt-water aquarium and the pantomime theatre with the stories about Columbine and Harlequin... The garden itself is also a nice place just for a walk; gorgeous flower arrangements, the lake, the Concert Hall, the beautiful Nimb building, the Chinese Tower – and happy people everywhere…
I like to visit Tivoli on a lovely summer evening and finds the old garden especially beautiful after sunset when it is decorated with lights. Most of my visits are on Fridays because it is “Rock Night”! Every Friday at 10pm (during the summer season) there is a concert on “Plænen” in the centre of Tivoli. Mainly Danish artists, but international names sometimes also perform here (in 2013: Thirty Seconds To Mars (US) on June 21st, Editors (UK) on June 28th, and Afro-Cuban All Stars (CU) on July 5th). Please notice that the garden could be very crowded on a Friday evening…
Around the park there are several restaurants and bars. My favourite place for a cold beer is “Færgekroens Bryghus” – a small brewery with a nice view of the Tivoli Lake.
Tivoli Gardens is an experience in itself. This family fun center is loaded with thrill seekers headed for the roller coasters and rides and games as well as those who come to enjoy the garden side of the park.
Music rules in the park and when I visited there seemed to always be different bands performing on the different stages throughout the park.
Lots of various restaurants to choose from in Tivoli and fireworks display on Saturday night was awesome!
Now, ol' HC Andersen must have seen a view like this to write ' The Nightingale' in 2 days! As I was saying, Tivoli, Denmark's oldest theme park is worth more of a visit at night. It is awashed with many beautiful lights in the night and you can catch the fountain-laser display near the Chinese Pagoda or a brilliant fireworks display at 23:45 on Summer Saturday Nights. Click the website for more details.
Other useful info.
Adults (12+): DKK 68
Children (3-11 years old): DKK 35
Ride Pass (12+): DKK 195
Ride Pass (3-11 years old) DKK 100
Liz and I really had a nice time nursing an expresso and watching beautiful fireworks and dancing laser/water displays in Tivoli.
We can't think of a better way to celebrate our first night in Denmark.
Check the Tivoli website for the fireworks display and musical fountain times. It's usually held over the weekends ( Sat, 23:45, Summer Nights )
Viften Cafe ( Cake and Coffee )
Georg ( 150kr Dinner )
Both cafes are in Tivoli Park.
Tivoli is an old (from 1843!) amusement park. It’s a top 10 attraction for Copenhagen, mentioned on every guide and its location a few meters away from Town Hall makes it very popular among the visitors (about 4,5 annual visitors!).
But don’t get excited yet! Its expensive ticket (about 13 euros) for entering the park don’t give you access to the rides, you have to pay separate ticket each time you want to use a ride. Of course the young people will love it anyway, it’s a usual amusement park with the expected activitites like roller coasters (they have one of the oldest ones, since 1914!), merry go rounds etc
In the evening it looks more beautiful when its illuminated with 115,000 light bulbs and on Friday evenings there are live concerts (usually with local artists).
The park itself is interesting if you like to see small lakes, some nice flowers and other seasonal plants but mainly hordes of tourists eating popcorn or ice cream. There are numerous spots where you can eat something but we also noticed a lot of restaurants just outside the main entrance where there is a crowded Hard Rock café etc
Admission is 95DKK except Friday after 20.00 when it goes up to 125DKK
It's open Sunday-Thursday 11.00-23.00 Friday (till 00,30), Saturday (till 24.00)
Tivoli, a century-old amusement park right in the centre of town is open through the summer from April to September from 11am to 11pm.
with all the attractions of a funpark, that reputedly inspired Walt Disney with his parks, theme and lakeside gardens and pavilions, stage shows, amusement rides, restaurants or stalls providing a wide range of all sorts of things to eat this colourful place with loads of character is bound to keep any age busy for at least a couple of hours or the whole day!
All sorts of events are held during the summer season such concerts and festivals, daily except Monday pantomimes and fireworks.
Then theres the special Christmas themed opening from mid November til 30th December with the same hours 11am to 11pm except the first 3 Fridays in December when its open until midnight.
My husband and I are both big kids at heart, we love amusement parks and rides (and candy floss). Tivoli was a wonderful experience for us!
We went on opening weekend, and the lines were not bad at all. The new roller coaster The Daemon was the only thing we had to wait more than a few minutes for.
Ride-wise it wasn't Six Flags or Cedar Point, but it provided us with hours of fun just the same!
We'd been warned about the high prices of food inside the park, but we splashed out on a lovely dinner at Paafuglen and found it was not much more pricey than a nice dinner outside the gates.
Like the big child I am, I had to go visit Tivoli gardens and ride the roller coasters! And I rode all 3 of them :) Because I wasn't interested in riding everything, I only paid the entrance and bought tickets for the attractions I wanted to ride. The one thing that disappointed me a little bit is that the roller coaster's ride called "the daemon" (Dæmonen) was like 30 seconds!!!! The ride had a lot of ups and downs and twists and turns but just as I was enjoying myself to the fullest, the ride had to stop :P
I also liked the scenery and the interesting buildings.
Right in the centre of Copenhagen is the Tivoli amusement park - reputedly having an influence on Walt Disney - which has been running for the past 1oo years or so with fun park amusement rides, food pavilions, stage shows, gardens all with a variety of fun themes to enthuse visitors of all ages.
It opens for the summer from April to September then reopens mid November til 30 December for its Christmas festivities.
I had been past it several times with the parks boundaries being major roads around the city centre but not in to it.... so ive returned for a do it before you die winter visit.
Looking at pictures of Tivoli in summer it certainly looks like theres lot of character provided to keep children and camera wielding adults interested.
Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in Copenhagen. However, it is not an amusement park in the sense of one massive ride after another. The park is very clean and in good taste. Founded in 1843, it carries a great deal of history for the Danes. Tivoli has rides, but it is as much a center of culture, food and gardens as anything else. The combination makes Tivoli something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Relatively small in size for a theme park, one can easily traverse it in a modest amount of time if you are looking just to get a feel for it. And its central location means that one does not have to go far out of the way to experience it.
Several months after I had visited Copenhagen, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal highlighting an old wooden hand-operated roller coaster at Tivoli.
The Tivioli amusement park is often referred to as the oldest, still operating, amusement prk in the world. Others suggest that another Danish amusement park beats it. Either way, the Tivoli is somewhat unusual in the world of Theme parks.
Firstly, it is situated bang in the middle of town (although it was outside the city when it first opened) opposite the central station. As such it has no car parking facilities but is well served by public transport.
Secondly, it has a rather unusual business plan. Many of the people at play in the park are locals who buy a 'season pass'. They may buy a spass just to enter the grounds or one that includes the rides.
Thirdly, you pay seperately for entrance to the park and for the rides. Rides can be paid for with tokens or a 'ride everything' wristband.
Fourthly, the park includes a couple of theatres and many restaurants. Most theme parks serve up fast-food rubbish in abundance, but the Tivoli enjoys modern trendy places and upmarket joints.
Finally, the park contains a number of rather quaint old-fashioned rides that would have been ripped out years ago in other parks.
The rides themselves will be dealt in other tips, but just for the moment look at the name of the place - I certainly concur. Backwards.
Tivoli dates back to 1843, when Denmark was still an absolute monarchy, and Copenhagen was still a fortified city with tall ramparts and a deep moat surrounding the capital. 120,000 people lived within these too tight boundaries. It is no wonder, that Tivoli gained instant success when the magic gardens opened its gates to a world of exotic designs and elegant entertainment.
Tivoli's summer saeson lasts from 16 April-19 Saptember. Tivoli opens every day at 11 a.m. The time of closing varies through the season, but is never earlier than 11 p.m.
In Tivoli you pay seperately for admission and rides. You can buy your admission at any of Tivoli's three entrances, the Main Entrance on 3 Vesterbrogade, the Station Entrance across the road from the Central Station, or the Glyptotek Entrance on the corner of Tietgensgade and H.C. Andersens Boulevard. The entrance fee is 65DKK.