Tivoli Gardens: The World’s Second-Oldest Amusement Park

Located right in the heart of downtown Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is the world’s most visited seasonal theme park. Since 1843, this internationally renowned tourist attraction has been delighting millions of people with its unique blend of rides, entertainment, and restaurants. No trip to Copenhagen would be complete without visiting the world famous Tivoli Gardens—a must-see for any visitor to the city!

With over 30 restaurants, 25 rides, and over 150 concerts a year, Tivoli Gardens has something for both adults and kids alike! It’s conveniently located near Copenhagen’s Central Station, the main method of public transportation in and out of the city. Below are just some of the many highlights of this incredible tourist destination!

Must-See Attractions at Tivoli Gardens

Magical Garden

Though Tivoli Gardens highlights a variety of attractions, it is still a beautiful garden with an enchanting atmosphere that is rich in natural beauty. It is surrounded with beautiful Chinese pagodas, Japanese-style water streams, and is accentuated with intoxicating flowers. Stroll around Tivoli Gardens and take in the lavish sights of the many tall trees and thousands of flowers that the Gardens are famous for.

Tivoli's Rides

The second oldest amusement park in the world has an abundance of thrilling rides that the entire family will enjoy. Here are some of the exciting rides that are sure to thrill:

  • The Demon, the Golden Tower, and Vertigo are perfect for those searching for some heart-pumping, adrenaline-rushed excitement.
  • If you are looking for something for the kids, the Little Dragon, the Panda, and the Camel Trail are just some of the rides that will entertain and amaze them.
  • Built in 1914, the famous wooden Roller Coaster turned 100 years old in 2014. Be sure not to miss your chance to ride one of the oldest operating roller coasters in the world!

Live Music

Live music has always been a big part of what makes Tivoli Gardens so special, and the experience builds each year. Come and experience a wide variety of music genres from local and international artists every day. Whether you’re into jazz, classical, swing, or rock, Tivoli has something for everyone’s musical tastes.

The Glass Hall Theatre

From May to September get up close and personal with some new and established artists at the Glass Hall Theatre. High ceilings and chandeliers beautifully set the tone for this unique and intimate concert atmosphere.

Tivoli Shows

From cabaret and musicals to ballet and modern dance, the spectacular shows are another why Tivoli Gardens is one of the most beloved Danish tourist attractions. Be sure to check out some of the superb performances while visiting Tivoli. Here are some of Tivoli's past shows:

  • Dirty Dancing – The Musical
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • The Royal Ballet
  • The Nutcracker

With all this to see and do, it is easy to see why Tivoli Gardens is an extremely popular tourist destination, providing enjoyment, recreation, and excitement for people of all ages.

Stop by Tivoli Gardens on your trip to Denmark!

Now that you know all about Tivoli Gardens, why not take a look at some of our tours that explore Copenhagen? Our Scandinavian Capitals: History and Food tour allows you to see all four of Scandinavia’s major capitals including Copenhagen.