Address: Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen, 1630, Denmark
Telephone: 3315 1001

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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 pantomime theatre programme, which includes performances from caberet and ballet groups as well as orchestras, is also worth checking out ahead of time.

It's worth checking the evening entertainment listings for the main stage - there's often live music included in the admission price.

The Demon rollercoaster is fun.

The regular fireworks displays (usually Saturday nights) are worth seeing at night.

The sound and light show takes place nightly on the lake half an hour before the park closes.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Live entertainment
  • Sightseeing