Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world (the oldest is also in Denmark, those fun-loving Danes), was opened in 1843. If you ask me, it’s exponentially nicer than Disney World back in Florida, but then, I’m not a kid anymore. Well, I’m not a kid’s age, anyway.
That’s the backside view of the main entrance, above, as you enter the park.
And off we go!
Tivoli is a mixture of things. It’s part theme park with great rides for all ages,…
…including one with a great view of the city (if you can convince your wife to go up there with you, which I couldn’t).
It’s part entertainment district with arcade games, pubs and restaurants.
And beyond the amusement park with its rides and pirate ship, it’s also a beautiful “pleasure garden,” as they call it in the guidebooks,…
You can even go for a rowboat ride in one of the small lakes…
…or stay in the fancy Nimb Palace Hotel.
There’s a lot packed into this 21-acre park. It’s even got a huge concert venue; you can see the stage in the background in this picture:
Yep, it’s easy to see why more than 4 million people visited Tivoli Gardens last year, there’s something for everyone.