Tivoli Gardens is a theme park, concert venue and botanic experience all rolled into one. If you love thrill rides, you’ll be in your element here, with the Dragon Roller coaster, and the world’s tallest carousel, the Starflyer (pictured below). But Tivoli still tries to appeal to all ages and all interests with a wide range of attractions on offer. You could visit the aquarium – the longest in Denmark or take the road train around the footpaths. One of most impressive rides for us was the Mountain Coaster which is the world’s oldest wooden roller coaster. It was built in Sweden and was installed at Tivoli in 1915. It’s amazing to think that at 100 years old, this coaster is still great to ride today and is still entertaining and exciting. We loved it!
Posted around Tivoli you’ll find noticeboards with the various performances you can see. On some days there are more free shows than others and you can check the days shows before you enter at the main entrance. You’ll need to buy a ticket for concerts in the Concert Hall (pictured at the top of the page) and performances are often booked in advance. Look out too for the parade of the Boys Guard complete with coach and horses. There are plenty of restaurants around Tivoli and some also have entrances on the outside too. For the best value, try Wagamama, Italia or the Hard Rock Cafe, but if you prefer traditional Danish cuisine most of the other restaurants will cater for you. You can also buy confectionery, drinks and snacks at various locations around the park
It’s often said that Tivoli was the forerunner to Disneyland as Walt Disney visited shortly before creating his empire. We’d also recommend returning to Tivoli at night when there’s a real fun atmosphere and the lights on the rides and in the gardens look lovely. Tivoli’s opening hours vary depending on the time of year, but in the warmer months the park mostly opens at 11am and closes around 11pm. The latest opening times are listed here. Adult admission is typically 100 DKK and a multi ride ticket is 220 DKK. Children under 7 years of age are free (2016 prices).
If you want to stay in Copenhagen whilst visiting Tivoli Gardens, consider staying at the nearby Tivoli Hotel which is our recommended hotel in the city. It’s about a ten minute walk from the park and some rooms come with Tivoli admission included.
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: Tivoli Gardens, 3 Vesterbrogade, 1630 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel: +45 3315 1001
Tivoli Gardens is near to City Hall and the Central Station in Copenhagen city centre. The Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour stops here.
MORE ON TIVOLI GARDENS
Copenhagen Card – Free access to Tivoli and many of Copenhagen’s top attractions
Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour – Stops at Tivoli
Tivoli Gardens – Official Website
Tivoli Gardens – Wikipedia
Tivoli Hotel – Some rooms include Tivoli admission
Hotels near Tivoli Gardens – We recommend Hotels.com for the best rates
Copenhagen Grand Tour – See more of Copenhagen
Copenhagen Travel Guide Books – Amazon.co.uk (UK residents)
Copenhagen Travel Guide Books – Amazon.com (USA residents)