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Entrance to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Explore the Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park in Copenhagen, Denmark

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is a beloved amusement park celebrated for its picturesque settings. Here, you’ll find lush gardens, whimsical rides, historic buildings—and thousands of colored lights illuminating the park at night. It’s an enchanting atmosphere that attracts visitors near and far, offering something for everyone. From fun rides, exciting entertainment, and delicious food experiences to serene green spaces, Tivoli Gardens offers unforgettable memories for the whole family.

Learn more about Tivoli Gardens below and find out how you can visit this magical destination on a European cruise with Holland America Line. 

Tivoli Gardens History

Founded by Danish entrepreneur Georg Carstensen, Tivoli Gardens opened its gates for the first time on August 15, 1843, wowing guests with its elegant and exotic gardens. The park featured a theatre, band stands, restaurants, cafes, mechanical rides, and a scenic railway. This magical park has inspired many people: Hans Christian Andersen took the idea for his fairytale The Nightingale from Tivoli, and Walt Disney drew inspiration for Disneyland during several visits to the park in the 1950s. 

Since its opening, Tivoli Gardens has become a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering a variety of rides, attractions, and entertainment. Over the years, the park has expanded and undergone several renovations, including the addition of new rides and the introduction of modern technology. Today, Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and continues to attract millions of visitors every year.

Tivoli Gardens Rides and Attractions

As a family-friendly amusement park, Tivoli Gardens offers rides and attractions for all ages and thrill levels. You’ll find fan favorites like roller coasters, bumper cars, carousels, and an iconic Ferris wheel, which offers beautiful views over Tivoli and Copenhagen. For an exhilarating ride with a spectacular view, try the 63-meter Golden Tower. You can also cruise around the park with the whole family on the Trolley Car.

Thrills aside, there are plenty of gardens and green spaces to explore, plus live theatre and musical performances. Don’t forget to check out the Tivoli Aquarium, where more than 100 different species live together. The park also offers a wide variety of gift shops, restaurants, and cafes for all tastes. At night, Tivoli Gardens becomes a wonderland of twinkling lights, giving it a fairytale atmosphere. 


How Much Does It Cost to Visit Tivoli Gardens? 

The cost to visit Tivoli Gardens varies. If you just want to stroll the park, you can buy an entrance ticket. If you want to ride the rides, you will need to purchase a separate ride pass. You also have the option to buy single ride tickets onsite (with select credit cards) or through the Tivoli app. For an all-inclusive visit, Tivoli offers packages that include entrance admission, a ride pass, and food and drinks. For the most up-to-date ticket information and pricing, be sure to check the Tivoli Gardens website

Tivoli Gardens Shore Excursion

Experience the magic of Tivoli Gardens for yourself on a shore excursion with Holland America Line. Our Glimpse of Copenhagen & Tivoli Gardens excursion takes you on a scenic drive through the city streets, where you’ll spot famous sights like Rosenborg Castle, Gefion Fountain, and the Nyhavn waterfront district. Then you’ll head to Tivoli Gardens for a tour of the park, with ample time to explore its many charming gardens at your leisure.

There’s plenty more to see and do in the vibrant city of Copenhagen. Learn more about our Copenhagen shore excursions and book your European cruise today. 

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