- Amusement Parks, Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums Type
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Located just inside Indre By's southwestern boundary – a short walk from Strøget – is Tivoli Gardens. First opened in 1843, this property is now one of Europe's most visited theme parks, featuring an assortment of restaurants, theaters and dance halls. Younger children will enjoy the rides, games and shows in Rasmus Klumps World, but there are plenty more attractions for kids of all ages, including a restored roller coaster that was originally built in 1914. When you're not getting your thrills on the rides, stroll through a Chinese-inspired bamboo forest or the Nimb water fountains, admire the marine animals in the aquarium and more. The property also hosts ballets, concerts and other live performances.
Recent visitors said that the rides and light installations (which are available every winter) are not to be missed, but some were disappointed with the high prices (rides require extra fees). Others lamented the lack of ride options during the winter months; none are open from January through mid-March.
General admission costs between 110 and 175 Danish kroner (about $18 to $29) for each person older than 8, depending on the date and time of day. Standard tickets for kids ages 3 to 7 cost 50 to 100 kroner ($8 to $16.50), while passes that include rides range from 230 to 460 kroner ($38 to $76). Copenhagen Card holders and kids 2 and younger get in for free. Hours vary by season, but the property generally opens at 11 a.m. and closes at midnight or earlier. You can get to Tivoli Gardens by walking from nearby sights like Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the National Museum of Denmark or by taking public transportation. Several bus lines have stops outside the theme park, and the Kongens Nytorv metro station sits about a mile away. Learn more by visiting the property's website.
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