Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. Tivoli is located just a few minutes walk from City Hall, and with the Copenhagen Central Station as its nearest neighbour it is very easy to get to.
Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 and has become a national treasure and an international attraction. Fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited many times, as did Walt Disney and many other celebrities, who all fell in love with the gardens.
Part of Tivoli Gardens' secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.
Magical and nostalgic rides
The rides are all designed to match Tivoli's architecture and gardens. Some rides are wonderfully nostalgic. Others will match the expectations of the keenest thrill seekers, e.g. the Vertigo which will turn you upside down at 100 km/h and was voted Europe’s Best Ride in 2014.
Tivoli’s oldest and most popular ride, the wooden Roller Coaster from 1914, is one of only seven roller coasters worldwide which have a brakeman on board every train.
Always new, always the same – Tivoli is every Copenhagener's favourite place to relax
In 2016, Tivoli Gardens opens its doors to the longest summer season ever in Tivoli Gardens, with many exciting international events and double up on music concerts.
The opening of the old amusement park 6 April 2016 means that Tivoli will be dressed in the colors of spring, and you can enjoy the sight of the beautiful Tulip lawn and scent the hyacinths. The rides and restaurants will be open and there will be special activities for kids
In Tivoli Concert Hall you can see Hairspray - The Musical with a cast of some of Denmark’s finest dancers and actors. Tivoli Gardens also boasts an extensive programme of live music events every day.
Every day during the summer, the open-air concerts will have concerts preforming jazz, folk, classic and pop music. Not to mention the Friday Rock concerts by numerous international stars every Friday during summer at 22:00.
Dining in Tivoli Gardens
When it comes to food, Tivoli is equally diverse. Some Danes will bring a picnic, but really there is a choice of everything from traditional Danish cuisine to French bistro or Asian food.
Classy Nimb and Nimb Hotel are situated in Tivoli Gardens and in spring 2015, the new restaurant Fru Nimb (Mrs Nimb) opened, serving traditional Danish smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches)
Halloween, Christmas and New Year
Every autumn Tivoli Gardens is transformed into an enchanted Halloween universe full of witches, pumpkins and lanterns.
From mid November until January, Tivoli dresses for Christmas and New Year and houses the most magical Christmas universe and market in Copenhagen.
All rides and restaurants are open during these seasons as well.