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Tivoli Pleasure Gardens

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Pleasure Gardens may be an outmoded idea, but in 1843 when these gardens were first opened to the public they were a very popular attraction. The original name of the gardens “Tivoli and Vauxhall” refers to the Tivoli Gardens in Paris and in Tivoli near Rome and London’s Vauxhall Gardens. The idea of a pleasure garden is for there to be lots of different diversions for visitors, from the garden and flower gardens themselves to band stands, cafes, theatres, concert halls and early rides like a basic scenic railway and a merry-go-round. In the evening performances are staged under brightly coloured lanterns and there is the occasional fireworks display. The garden has its own entertainment committee including its own musical director. Since the original construction when the gardens lay outside the walls of the city, they gardens have remained open and survive intact (except for a few buildings which were destroyed by the Nazis in WW2) and have been added to and repaired over the years, the idea being that the park will never be finished. Two of the most popular attraction are the world’s largest carousel and Rutsjebanen, a wooden roller coaster constructed in 1914 and still running today - it’s manned be a driver who has to break on the way down…

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Tivoli in Winter

During the winter season Tivoli is home to a grand carnival full of rides, shops and restaurants. The whole garden is decorated with Christmas lights and is beautiful.

Denmark is a place worth visiting and is a great destination for the winter months, especially to see Tivoli.

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