My father, 10-year old son and I traveled through Scandinavia in late April and spring hadn’t quite sprung yet. We actually were in a snow storm in Norway. So, we headed south hoping for an improvement in weather. Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen more than exceeded my expectations! This amusement park is full of beautifully manicured gardens full of unique varieties of flowers.
What is Tivoli Gardens?
Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park in the world. It opened in August of 1843. Its location right in the middle of Copenhagen, Denmark makes it very easy to visit. Don’t expect a small, old park though! This place has everything current you could want in a thrill park, nothing like a local carnival, which is what I expected. But the setting is magical! It even inspire Walt Disney in his creation of Disneyland!
There is now a small fee to enter the park. This includes shows and access to the gardens. You can to buy a separate ticket or wrist band to go on rides.
The Pantomimeteatret Theater has a pretty cool curtain that opens like a peacock’s tail. Shows are included in the entrance fee. Check out the show times here.
Whether you are in the mood for a food truck or a fancy sit-down meal you can find what you are looking for in this park. We ate at the Færgekroens Bryghus which was part of an original fishing village. It has good food and beer and is right on the lake. I even made friends with a duck while I was eating my dinner, which always makes me happy.
In the spring there are over 24,000 tulips in the park. Everywhere you look there are floral delights. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy the pictures.
What a fun place this was to visit. Not only did we have a fun day at an amusement park, but were surrounded by history and beauty. Definitely worth your time if you are in Copenhagen.
If you are interested in the history of the park follow along with the Tivoli Tour. Have you been to Tivoli Garden or Copenhagen? Please share in the comments. What are your favorite gardens around the world? I also love Monet’s Gardens at Giverny. Be sure to subscribe to read the post when it is published.