Take your pick of Denmark’s most popular attractions; a fascinating mix of museums, galleries and historical parks. Our guide to the Top 10 best attractions in Denmark includes well-known favourites, such as Tivoli and Legoland, and exciting new discoveries like The Blue Planet, Denmark’s national aquarium. Our list only covers top attractions in Denmark that you must pay to get in to, or that have some form of entry control, so famous Danish attractions like the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn and Christiania are not included!
Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. Tivoli is located just a few minutes walk from City Hall, and with the Copenhagen Central Station as its nearest neighbour it is very easy to get to. Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 and has become a national treasure and an international attraction. Fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited many times, as did Walt Disney and many other celebrities, who all fell in love with the gardens.
Part of Tivoli Gardens’ secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.
Just north of Copenhagen you will find Dyrehavsbakken – in short Bakken – which is the world’s oldest amusement park. The 431-year-old amusement park is located in the lush woodlands of Jægersborg Dyrehave, a wonderful green area, where you find yourself surrounded by 400-year-old trees and almost 2,000 free range deer. It is the perfect spot for a ride in a horse carriage or a picnic before your visit to Bakken.
With 33 roller coasters, ferris wheels, drop towers, and many more exciting and extreme adventures, Bakken offers more rides than any other amusement park in Scandinavia. If you are more in the mood for quiet relaxation Bakken abounds in many places to eat, snack, or enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Or perhaps you fancy a pint of beer in the old London bus converted into a pub.
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