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If you’re visiting Denmark and want to go to an amusement park, Tivoli Gardens is the place to be.

With its magical atmosphere and numerous attractions, hours of fun await you. Find out everything you need to know before booking your tickets in this article.

Tivoli Gardens: A Danish Theme Park where entertainment meets beauty

Founded in 1843, this legendary theme park in the heart of Copenhagen is much more than a collection of attractions. It’s a true Danish institution, a meeting place for families, lovers and adventurers in search of thrills and spills.

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More than just a fun park, Tivoli Gardens is a veritable universe. | Source: Dr. Victor Wong/

Imagine strolling through 21 hectares of glittering grounds, home to thrilling rides, restaurants, live bandstands and even a theater.

As soon as night falls, over 110,000 LED bulbs illuminate the park, transforming Tivoli Gardens into a magical light show.

The effect is successful. As the various photos in my article show, Tivoli Gardens is a blend of styles. Between the Indian palace, the Chinese pavilion and the boats, the scenery is fabulous.

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Some of the attractions are very emotional! | Source: Dr. Victor Wong/

While the older kids love to look at this architecture, the younger ones prefer to ride the roller coaster!


Highlights of a visit to Tivoli Gardens

  • The unique atmosphere: a fusion of the amusement park and botanical garden.
  • The night-time light show: a veritable enchantment of lights.
  • Eclectic architecture: a blend of Eastern and Western styles.
  • The variety of restaurants: from fast food to high-end gastronomy.

Disadvantages of a visit to Tivoli Gardens

  • Not all rides are included in the admission price. A supplement is required for certain attractions.


What can you see at Tivoli Gardens?

There’s so much to see and do at Tivoli Gardens, you’ll feel like there’s never enough time.

To start with, there are the attractions: from historic roller coasters like the Rutschebanen, to gentler rides for the little ones, there’s something for everyone.

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Kids are always having fun in this park! | Source: Dr. Victor Wong/

Then take time to explore the magnificent gardens. Every nook and cranny is a spectacle in itself, with a variety of plants and flowers to delight botany enthusiasts. Don’t miss the Chinese Pavilion and the Fountain of Love, two of the park’s many architectural gems.

And that’s not all! Tivoli Gardens is also a cultural mecca, with concerts and shows all year-round. From ballet to rock, jazz to pop, the Tivoli music scene is as varied as it is vibrant. I’ve seen pictures of the park at Christmas, and the atmosphere is enchanting.

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Aerial view of Tivoli Gardens | Source: uslatar/


How much does admission to Tivoli Gardens cost?

The prizes for Jardins de Tivoli are:

  • 155 DKK for a single entry to the gardens
  • 169 DKK to 299 DKK for attraction passes
  • 539 DKK for admission, the best attraction pass, and a meal.

Check out the current price on Viator.

How long does a visit to Tivoli Gardens last?

A complete visit to Tivoli Gardens usually takes between 4 and 6 hours.

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If you do attractions and eat on site, the visit can last all day, | Source : Dr. Victor Wong/


Where are Tivoli Gardens located?

Tivoli Gardens are in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark, on Vesterbrogade 3.

How do I get to Tivoli Gardens?

By car, you can reach Tivoli Gardens via the E20, then follow the signs for Copenhagen city center. Parking is available nearby.

For public transport, Copenhagen Central Station (København H) is just a few minutes’ walk away. There are also numerous buses to the Tivoli stop.


What are the opening hours for Jardins de Tivoli?

Opening hours are slightly longer in the summer. They are as follows:

  • Mid-June to mid-August:
    • Sunday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 0:00 a.m.
  • The rest of the year:
    • Sunday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday: 11a.m. to 12a.m.


My opinion on Tivoli Gardens: is it a good visit?

My visit to Tivoli Gardens was an unforgettable experience. This place, somewhere between an amusement park and a peaceful garden, exudes a unique and delightful atmosphere. The charm is there from the very first step.

Whether you’re a rollercoaster enthusiast or a fervent nature lover, Tivoli Gardens has something for everyone. I personally loved the perfect marriage of these two worlds. My childlike soul was delighted by the many attractions and games on offer.

As for Amélie, she preferred the gardens and scenery, with a particular fondness for the Asian section.

The only snag is the cost of admission. Without the pass, the price is very high. So I’d advise you either to take the pass that includes all the attractions, or none.


What else can you do near Tivoli Gardens?

After exploring Tivoli Gardens, there’s no shortage of things to do around Copenhagen:

  • The National Museum of Denmark
  • Christiansborg Castle
  • The trendy Vesterbro district
  • The beaches of Amager Strandpark
  • Torvehallerne food market
  • Church of Notre-Sauveur
  • A boat trip to Copenhagen’s canals
  • The colorful Nyhavn district.


As a professional blogger, I take advantage of my flexible schedule to travel a lot. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list!