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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen


Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 and has become both a national treasure and an international attraction. Fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited many times, as did Walt Disney who apparently even found inspiration for his own Disney World here.


The theme park is conveniently located right next to Copenhagen Central Station and is within walking distance of City Hall.



Tivoli’s oldest and most popular ride, the wooden Rollercoaster from 1914, is one of only seven rollercoasters worldwide which have a brakeman on board every train. However, there are also state-of-the-art modern rides like Vertigo and Villa Vendetta.


Visitors are welcome to picnic in the gardens, but can also choose from Tivoli's broad selection of restaurants. There is everything from traditional Danish cuisine to French bistro to gourmet burgers. Tivoli has a seafood bistro, Figaro, as well as the world-renowned hamburger chain, Gasoline Grill.

On the corner of Tivoli towards the Central Station is the new Tivoli Food Hall, or Tivoli Hjørnet meaning corner, designed by American architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and completed in 2017.


Outside of summer the gardens are not open all the time (they are due to reopen on 31 March) although the food hall apparently is open all year round, with free entry.


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