Tivoli

Price guide: Mid-range

Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen, 1630

Price guide: Mid-range

Tivoli Gardens
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By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#2 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Great views / scenery, Live entertainment, Sightseeing

Best for Families - Expert review of Tivoli

Family fun and festivities at Copenhagen's biggest attraction.

Right in the centre of town across from the main railway station, Tivoli is the big draw in Copenhagen - it's a fairytale theme park experience complete with thrill rides, carnival fun, flower gardens and dining venues.

If it sounds like the kind of theme park you might find anywhere, I guess it is, but these gardens - open since the 1840s - are rather quaint, old fashioned and fun. More than just a place of carnival rides, it's a great place to come for the open air concerts, firework displays and seasonal markets during the year. At night time it becomes positively romantic - blazing with thousands of fairy lights.

Price advice: 

Entry is 95 krone for adults and 50 krone for children. Entry to the rides (around 30 krone each) isn't included. A multi-ride ticket costs about 200 krone for adults and 170 krone for children.

Expert tips: 
The Demon rollercoaster is fun.
The regular fireworks displays (usually Saturday nights) are worth seeing at night.
It's worth checking the evening entertainment listings for the main stage - there's often live music included in the admission price.
The pantomime theatre programme, which includes performances from caberet and ballet groups as well as orchestras, is also worth checking out ahead of time.
The sound and light show takes place nightly on the lake half an hour before the park closes.

More information on Tivoli:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Theme park
Address:
Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen, 1630
Telephone:
3315 1001
Website:
http://www.tivoli.dk
Months open:
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
Opening times:
Summer hours: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-12.30am. Winter hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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