Planning to visit Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen? It’s a lovely and historic amusement park in Denmark, and here’s my guide with everything you need to know before you visit.
Opening hours and entrance
Tivoli Gardens has the following opening hours:
- Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 – 23:00
- Fridays and Saturdays: 11:00 – 24:00
Entrance fee and ride tickets
|Type of ticket||Price|
|Entrance + Unlimited rides||405 DKK|
|Regular entrance +8 years and adults||130 DKK|
|Children between 3-7 years||60 DKK|
|Fridays after 7 and evenings with artists||200 DKK|
You can also get the Tivoli Pass which gives free entrance all year round for 350 DKK.
What can you do at Tivoli Gardens?
- Enjoy one of the many rides
- Eat food from all over the world
- Watch one of the daily musical/theater performances
- Visit the Christmas market
- Try your luck at the carnival games
- Stroll around the park and just enjoy the festive spirit
- Have yourself some afternoon tea at Nimb
More information about Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli is one of the most popular attractions in Copenhagen and there’s plenty of fun to experience here for the whole family. The amusement park has been open since 1843 when it was inaugurated by Georg Carstensen.
Tivoli Gardens has a nice mix of rides, restaurants, and carnival games in a scenic park environment. More than 4 million people visit the amusement park every year, and it’s just as popular among locals as international tourists.
It’s also very popular to go here on a day trip from Southern Sweden, especially during Christmas. Every year from mid-November to early January, visitors can enjoy the wonderful Christmas market at Tivoli Gardens.
Facts about Tivoli Gardens
- Opening year: 1843
- Founder: Georg Carstensen
- Owner: Tivoli A/S
- Number of rides: 25
- Roller coasters: 4
- Annual visitors: 4,7 million
- Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark
- Website: www.tivoligardens.com
Tivoli is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and both Hans Christian Andersen and Walt Disney have visited the park and been inspired by its fairytale world.
But it’s not only the rides and carnival games that attract visitors to Tivoli Gardens, but also other types of entertainment such as concerts, events, and parades that take place throughout the year.
Tivoli Gardens has live concerts every day during the summer with several scenes with unique music styles. There are also weekly theme nights such as Wednesday Jazz and Friday Rock. The artists who perform here are a mix of Danish artists and international bands and artists.
In total, there are 25 rides at Tivoli Gardens and a total of 4 roller coasters. The oldest roller coaster is called Rutschebanen and is currently the oldest roller coaster in the world that is still in use.
Rutschebanen is one of the most famous rides and more than 1 million people go for a ride every year. Another popular attraction is “The Star Flyer” which is a swing that spins 80 meters up in the air.
Tivoli Gardens has rides and activities for all ages, including younger children and adults. Some of the most famous rides for kids are Aquila and the Demon, Dragon boats, and the flying trunk.
Other Rides at Tivoli gardens
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How to get to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
From the central station in Copenhagen, also known as Hovedbanegården, it’s just a short walk of approximately 4 minutes to Tivoli Gardens. When you exit the railway station, you’ll almost be at the entrance, so it’s very easy to find.
If you want to go to Tivoli Gardens from Sweden, you can take a train via the Øresund Bridge from Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Lund, Malmö, Hässleholm and Kalmar. The train stops at the central station and there are frequent departures year-round.
The Christmas market at Tivoli Gardens
Every year in November, the Tivoli Gardens transforms itself into a Christmas wonderland with traditional stalls selling beautiful Christmas ornaments and various handicrafts. You can also get yourself some classic glüwhein and sausages as well as Christmas candy.
The amusement park also gets decorated into a Christmas theme, and it’s a great place to get your Christmas spirit going. The Christmas market at Tivoli Gardens is open from 16 November until 5 January.
If you want to stay at a luxury hotel or just admire a beautiful palace, you shouldn’t miss a visit to Nimb Hotel. The five-star hotel is truly something special and features impressive architecture that could belong in any fairytale movie.
It’s possible to stay overnight but you can also have dinner here at Nimb Brasserie, which is a well-renowned restaurant in Copenhagen. The afternoon tea is also quite popular at Nimb Hotel.
As already mentioned, every year in November, the Tivoli Gardens turns into a Christmas wonderland. But it’s not only during Christmas where Tivoli decorates its theme park. Visitors can also enjoy seasonal themes during Halloween and Easter where there will be lots of fun activities for kids.
Tivoli Food Hall
Tivoli Food Hall has a total of 16 restaurants and food stalls serving food from all over the world. It has become quite a trendy place in the last couple of years and prices are still reasonable.
The food hall at Tivoli Gardens is open 365 days a year and there are plenty of options for Danish food or international food.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to get into Tivoli Gardens?
The entrance costs 130 DKK for adults and kids over 8 years. The entrance fee for children between 3-7 is 60 DKK and children under the age of 3 can enter the amusement park for free.
Does Tivoli have lockers?
There are small lockers (44x32x50 cm) and large lockers (59x44x75 cm) where you can store your luggage. You can find larger lockers at the railway station.
Is Tivoli Gardens included in the Copenhagen Card?
The Copenhagen Card covers the entrance fee only and if you want to go on the rides, you’ll have to buy single-ride tickets or the unlimited ride ticket for 240 DKK or 295 DKK for the Unlimited ride ticket plus, which include VR and photos.
Can you take food and alcohol into Tivoli Gardens?
Visitors are allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are forbidden to bring into the park.
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