The Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world that opened its doors on August 15, 1843. Officer George Carstensen, inspired by the gardens he had met abroad, convinced King Christian VIII to buy the land where the Tivoli is located, as the King wanted the city to have a place for recreation. Among the guests was the writer Hans Christian Andersen who was inspired to write The Nightingale.
Did you know in 1844, the honorary Tivoli Children’s Guard was introduced, and is still on display today?
Season passes were created in 1845. Since 1983, it has been possible to purchase either an admission pass that allows you to walk through the gardens, attend some concerts or simply have dinner, or a multiple pass with which you can access the attractions.
Don’t miss the Nimb restaurant, a beautiful Arab-style building; the main entrance door, via Vesterbrogade, from the late 19th century; the ”Sct. Georg III” frigate, a huge boat now a restaurant; the Pagoda and the Aquarium.
The Park opens its doors in summer, generally from the beginning of April until the end of September, for Halloween and Christmas.