Good morning. Well, I’m back from two weeks of camping and I figured it was time to jump back into my travel blog. For those of you who are seeing this for the first time, I spent an incredible three week vacation in Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. Today, I want to talk about one of the must-see sights in Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens.
Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) opened August 15, 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world. What absolutely amazed me the most was how incredibly clean the park was, not to mention how beautiful the flowers and trees were. If you remember, when we left Canada on May 14, the trees were just beginning to show their leaves, and my plants were still sprouts. I was amazed to see how only 2 days later, things could be so advanced in a country that was actually north of where I live. The map below gives you some idea as to how large the park is. Since major amusement parks in Canada are usually located in the suburbs, it was strange to see something like this right downtown.
There’s no denying the amazing beauty of Tivoli. Everything is done to give the place a magical feel. Even the walls are decorated to give you the impression of stepping into another world. This is a concert hall on the grounds. No concert tonight, folks.
There are colorful rides for all ages, from this underwater special to tangled complicated roller coasters that run throughout the grounds, the tracks narrowly missing the trees in their paths.
You can travel to the Far East.
Imagine walking through a Chinese marketplace or seeing the spire of a japanese pagoda.
If pirates are more your style, how about a meal aboard a pirate ship?
Or maybe you’d prefer dining at the Taj Mahal?
No matter what your pleasure, you’ll find it here.
But rides and dining experiences aren’t all. The flower gardens themselves are truly unique.
Do you fancy water gardens?
or manicured lawns and flower beds kept that way with drone lawnmowers shaped like bunnies?
From rides to flowers to live animals, you’ll find everything and more at Tivoli.
Once we finished, we left the park and crossed the street. A brew or two at the English pub was a great way to end our last night in Copenhagen. I’m sure Churchill would’ve agreed. Tomorrow, we board the ship for a seven-day Norwegian Fjord Cruise. Join me again for European Vacation My Way.