This grandpa of amusement parks was already ancient when Disneyland was just a twinkle in Walt's eye. In fact, it may have even helped put the twinkle there - Disney is rumored to have been inspired for his very own venture after visiting here on tour after the Second World War.
Tivoli Gardens is 112 years older than Disneyland and even 43 years older than Neuschwanstein Castle. It's charming and clean, with lots of restaurants, gardens and a few thrill rides (a looping coaster and a high and windy chairoplane among the highlights); yet, compared to another old-timer - Sweden's Liseberg, 3-hour's drive North - it has failed to renew and reinvent itself the way its competitor did.
In the center of Copenhagen
A well-manicured theme park from the Stone Age (opened 1843)
Tivoli Gardens setting
Queues to the ticket counters
The grandfather of Big Thunder Mountain
Stone Age coaster hand brake
Stone Age coaster in action
New thrill roller coaster
State of the art enjoyment
Look, above you!
Super-high chain carousel, also called chairoplane
Fruit. You don't come across that very often in American parks!
Tivoli Gardens romance
Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen