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Amusement Parks, Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

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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Situated in the central Indre By neighborhood, this bustling area once served as Copenhagen's commercial port. Today, the region features a variety of eateries inside its restored homes, some of which were built in the late 1600s. In fact, a few famous artists and writers formerly lived in Nyhavn, including Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm (a painter and engraver best known for his Copenhagen depictions) and Hans Christian Andersen (who penned fairy tales like "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."

Previous visitors loved grabbing a drink or bite to eat in Nyhavn, although some cautioned that prices here are high. Additionally, several raved about the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which takes place in Nyhavn every July. Many past travelers also recommended signing up for one of the area's canal tours with Stromma Denmark or Netto-Badene. Both operators' tours are available in English, last about an hour and depart daily from Nyhavn. Stromma Danmark's tours cost 80 Danish kroner (roughly $13) for adults and 40 kroner (approximately $6.50) for kids ages 6 to 15, while Netto-Badene's tours will set you back 8 euros (about $10) per adult and 3 euros (less than $4) for each child.

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