The first time I stepped into Tivoli Gardens five years ago, I’m pretty sure my jaw dropped. I’m so used to American amusement parks looking the exact same with flashy, modern roller coasters, but Tivoli is NOT your typical amusement park. And if you’re going to Copenhagen, you have to see it for yourself! 🙂
My first thought when I entered Tivoli Gardens was that Dr. Seuss and Willy Wonka got together and created a garden in a dream world. There are peacocks wandering around and crazy flowers that look straight out of a Dr. Seuss book and the most beautiful architecture! Even the amusement park rides are gorgeous.
Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park in the world (the first is also in Denmark), and it opened in 1843. It’s right in the middle of the city near Copenhagen Central Station. When you go in, it’s like you’re in another world, and it’s crazy to think that it’s right in the middle of a busy city!
Visiting Tivoli Gardens isn’t the cheapest (understandably for how amazing it is), and you have to pay extra for rides. If you’re going to go a few times, the cheapest option is a year pass (350 krone), which I did when I lived in Copenhagen, and if you’re just going for a day (120 krone), you can enter more than once so you can come back. I’ve been during the day and at night, and I think visiting at night is even more magical! But you should go during the day to see all the beautiful flowers.
I have done one ride in Tivoli, but I love going just to walk around. You can even find some peaceful spots to relax and read (which is unheard of for loud amusement parks in the U.S.) if you go past the rides and into the garden area. They also have performers, and I’ve seen a Danish Elvis impersonator (surprisingly really good!) and a comedy show on the peacock stage!
The gardens are my favorite! There are so many different colorful flowers, including tons that I’ve never seen before, and there are real live peacocks wandering around. I’ve seen at least 3 different ones (including a white one!), and one actually let me get close to it! I’ve only been to one garden in the U.S. that had peacocks wandering around, but I’ve never heard of peacocks in an amusement park before! Tivoli Gardens really is one of a kind.
I have no idea how the peacock got on the roof!
You can also get some great views of Copenhagen from inside Tivoli Gardens!
Nighttime at Tivoli is GORGEOUS
So there you have it, visiting Tivoli Gardens is a MUST if you go to Copenhagen! It’s a magical dreamland unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and I go back every time I’m in Copenhagen. 🙂
Thanks for sharing, this one my favourite places to visit when I have visited Copenhagen in the past, the rides to are great, my favourite being the flying trunk 🙂
Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes
It’s such an amazing place to visit in Copenhagen! I want to do more of the rides next time I go!
As always, your photos are stunning. I always love visiting beautiful gardens. I will add this one to my list. My personal favorite is Giverny in France, home of Monet’s water lilies. Have you been there? You would love it.
Thank you! 🙂 I haven’t been to Giverny yet, but it’s on my list! It looks so pretty!
Such beautiful photos! I went to Tivoli Gardens back in December when I visited Copenhagen for New Year’s celebrations and it was truly magical – a real Christmas dream come to life. Now, thanks to your photos, I got to see it in Spring/Summer time as well. It’s gorgeous during all the seasons, I guess.
Thank you for this virtual walk around the most amazing park I’ve ever been
Thank you! 🙂 I really want to go there for Christmas!!
This place looks amazing! Never thought of it before but now I NEED to go – and take tons of photos!
Every spot there is so photogenic!
Tivoli looks so fun and quirky-just my style! As always, you have captured it beautifully! I love your photos.
Thank you! 🙂
How did I miss this when I was in Copenhagen?! Kicking myself right now! Guess I’ll just have to go back… 😉
Yes you need to go back!!
Never been to Copenhagen but if I went I’d make it a point to visit Tivoli Gardens. Your pictures are stunning & I’d love to see peacocks!
Thank you! 🙂 Tivoli is definitely worth a visit!
All of your pictures are stunning! I didn’t visit the Tivoli Gardens when I went to Copenhagen, so I guess I just have to go back!
Thank you! 🙂 Yes you definitely need to visit Tivoli!
I’d love to go to Copenhagen and this place would be top of my list to visit. It’s completely stunning and hard to believe it’s an amusement park as well as gardens. The pictures are beautiful, too. Truly mesmerised by the entire place! Lovely post.
Yeah it’s crazy that an amusement park looks like this! You should definitely go to Copenhagen if you get the chance!
That looks incredible, especially at night! Definitely a new addition to my bucket list!
You definitely need to go! 🙂
Love the flowers!
They’re even prettier in person!
Tivoli looks gorgeous! As always your photography is phenomenal Julia!
Thank you! 🙂