Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen: Hours, Address, Tivoli Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Tivoli Gardens
4.5
Amusement & Theme Parks • Gardens
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
From mid-April to mid-September, a world-class amusement park comes to life in the center of Copenhagen. More than two dozen rides await you, in addition to live entertainment and more than 30 eateries.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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from $21.12
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Inner Vesterbro
This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and beautiful garden always worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours, or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15 minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and hundreds of languages are spoken in an area not more than one square mile. This neighbourhood is considered one of the most trendy places to live in and to visit in Copenhagen. For a real treat, visit Kødbyen ("meat town"), home to several restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, all within a short walk of each other.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 3 min walk
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Aristotle W
Petaluma11 contributions
Apr 2022
As a person who has no desire to go to Disneyland or world, I would go to Tivoli Gardens, Walt's inspiration for this theme parks, once a month if it was in my town. It has a magical atmosphere, a lot of rides and food choices, beer gardens, stage events, and an excellent attache food hall that you can attend without entering the park. The cost of admission does not cover the rides, but you can either buy an additional pass or pay a small amount to hop on your favorites. The food hall is a great hack for enjoying the atmosphere of the park - especially at night with its amazing old-school lighting - without actually entering. Admission is covered on the Copenhagen card, and the Central Station is across the street, so access by public transit is easy (also on the card). Everything in the park is well maintained, well staffed, and there is a level of civic pride in the upkeep that is hard to compare to most American parks or fairs. I'd recommend for couples as well as families, and I think your kids won't miss Mickey at all once they get a look inside this amazing park.
Written May 4, 2022
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IrishTraveller0
Dublin, Ireland123 contributions
Aug 2021
On Saturday night the light show at 10.30 and fireworks at 11.30 are well worth it.
Rides are expensive though and not included in the entry fee.
Light show best seen from bridge facing the pirate ship and lasts about 5 minutes.
Fireworks last about the same time and can be seen from Pavillon.
Written August 25, 2021
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Liztravelsandeats
Haarlem, The Netherlands615 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a must when visiting Copenhagen. I recommend going in the evening when all the lights are on - it makes the gardens more magical. Downside, more locals will be there, so if you are there to enjoy as many rides as possible, perhaps go earlier. There is a lot to do and see.
Written October 24, 2021
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AG
Prince William County, VA66 contributions
Sep 2021
Tivoli Gardens is a beautiful place but I wish I had imagined it primarily as a garden and not as an amusement park.

As a garden, it's truly worth the price of admission. The old buildings are beautiful and there are flowers everywhere. A lovely place to take pictures and I think the price of admission was worth it for the setting alone. I went at 6pm so I could take daytime shots and then wait for blue hour for the famous shot of the Chinese Pagoda behind the lake. Pics came out great.

As an amusement park, this place, however, is seriously overrated. Maybe I'm just accustomed to more, but the thought of having to pay $15 to ride a C-list roller coaster left a bad taste in my mouth. I've paid $30 before to enter Hersheypark in Pennsylvania and ride ALL attractions (including 14 roller coasters).

Honestly, if you come in expecting Cedar Point, Hersheypark, Disney World, King's Dominion, Busch Gardens, Carowinds or any number of American theme parks, you'll leave horribly disappointed. The main attractions are a small number of mundane roller coasters (again charging $15(!)/90DKK to ride) and then kiddie rides. There's really no in between.

Personally, I'd recommend you pay for admission, walk around and then decide if you want to do the Unlimited Rides ticket. There's a kiosk inside the park where you can buy an Unlimited Ticket, so there's no need to decide at the gate. Pay for admission, walk around, and see if there's enough to justify an Unlimited Ride ticket.

Personally, the gardens are worth it, but the rides are not. So pay the 135DKK for entry, spend 2 hours walking around (it's not as big as other reviews make it out to be), see the daily programming (which I enjoyed a lot), take photos of the old pavilions representing all architectural styles, and grab some food (I'm happy to report the theme park's street food is the same price as outside fast food/street food, which was good to see). It's worth a visit, but come in with proper expectations.
Written September 7, 2021
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grebnesi2020
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions
Apr 2020
Every tourist brochure touts Tivoili to the skies. It's the Mona Lisa of Copenhagen, but not half as interesting. That doesn't keep the crowds from flocking there, Danes and tourists alike.

Pay Disney World- or Great America- prices to go to a (granted, old) amusement park with most of the rides as old and old fashioned as the place is. So, in other words, don't go for the entertainment.

Sometimes there are headline acts on their sound stage and if you pick a lucky day (well, night), you may get to experience that.

If you're a huge fan of flowers, well then, hey... it's not called Tivoili Gardens for nothing. Lotsa flowers.

Personally I think the place is terribly overrated and far too expensive for what you get. I think your time and money can be far better spent in other ways, such as just wandering the streets, grabbing a beer on Amagertorv, by the Stork Fountain, the most central part of the inner city, on Stroget. Pay a visit to Illums Bolighus while you're there if you enjoy Scandinavian design items.

Basically, just walk around. That's the best thing to do while visiting Copenhagen.

However, if you insist upon visiting Tivoli anyway, you may wish to save a little time and go visit the New Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum around the corner. It was built by Carl Jakobsen who founded the Carlsberg Brewery, the brewery which owned an entire country. Jakobsen was a tireless collector of art and antiquities. This beautiful building houses quite a fair collection.

The National Museum (nearby Frederiksholms kanal and Gammel Strand) is also worth a visit. The Statens Museum for Kunst (a short walk from Nørreport station) not as much so.

Or do like the natives and hang out at one of the crowded local parks on a sunny day- if you are so lucky that you get one of those.
Written April 3, 2020
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HSed22
Frankfurt, Germany609 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
It’s the most incredible experience to be at the top of a rollercoaster or ride and to see across the whole of Copenhagen. From the inside you wouldn’t believe that you were minutes away from the city centre and I love that about Tivoli. There’s nothing particularly special in terms of rides, but the experience and the gardens are pretty enough to visit alone.

Note: The rides are really expensive if you pay individually, so I’d definitely recommend purchasing the unlimited ride pass to try everything out.
Written September 29, 2020
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elisabeth r
Benfleet, UK9 contributions
Aug 2020
We downloaded the Tivoli app once we were in the park, which was easy with free fast wi-fi but do it beforehand and it has great deals on it! We used our Copenhagen card to get in but we could have downloaded the app and bought a ticket that got 3 people in and 3 free ice creams for DKK 565. You will also need the app for the virtual queueing system, this was really easy to use, just book which ride you want and then turn up when it tells you to. Scan your phone on the gold diamond by the ride and on you go. We didn't queue at all. Masks are needed on some rides but they are given to you as you get on. Hand sanitiser everywhere and floor markings in areas that may be busy. You can get your ride photos on the app as well - just scan the QR code. Loads to see and do in the park - boys aged 5 and 8 had 'the best day ever'.
Written August 28, 2020
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Lars W
Oslo, Norway58 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a must-see in the city, but I don't get why the ticket prices are so high. They grant you access to spend even more money on rides and stores once inside. I'm sure they could get more foot traffic without such high ticket prices.
Written October 24, 2021
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Carolina B
Stockholm, Sweden37 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Visit Tivoli during Christmas, it is such a delightful experience. The most beautiful amusement park in the world has a wonderful Christmas decoration and also counts with a Christmas market. Another unmissable event is to watch one of the ballets they show at this time of the year, this year it was the Snow Queen.
Written December 5, 2021
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ZachosSymeon
Thessaloniki, Greece84 contributions
Feb 2020
I wonder why this adventure park is so famous in Denmark! It's a small well decorated area with fake snow, some snowmen and lights.....extremely expensive, more than average copenhagen cost of living. Many restaurants and souvenir stores inside, extremely expensive. I was curious to search anything there, but got really frozen thrilled on the prices. Anyway, let's focus on its' adventure games: you pay 145dkk (20euros) only to get in, You afterwards need to pay 230dkk(31 euros) if you also wanna enjoy the games, free fall, roller coaster etc. Don't be curious to explore it inside, anything you can see is visible from outside. If you don't care about money, it's a good pastime for your holiday for 2-3 hours.
Written February 6, 2020
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Dear ZachosSymeon, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Tivoli Gardens. We always appreciate to receive feedback as it helps us to see where we can improve the experience for our guests. We regret to hear your visit did not live up to your expectations. It is correct that our prices are divided so those of our guests who are not interested in the rides do not pay for them - we have many guests who come for other reasons e.g. theatre, a big concert or the atmosphere and illuminations included in the admission. For tourists and families who are interested in a day with rides, the aquarium etc it might be of great value to notice our package solutions in our webshop,https://www.tivoligardens.com/en/billetter+og+tivolikort/pakker2020?_ga=2.188116014.720447358.1580715756-1207171199.1552644660 We will take note of your comments and thank you once again for your time. Kind regards, Dorthe Sales & Guest Service Tivoli Gardens Vesterbrogade 3, DK-1630 København V
Written February 7, 2020
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Tivoli Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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