Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg. With 4.033 million visitors in 2012, Tivoli is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the fourth most visited in Europe, only behind Disneyland Paris, Europa-Park Rust and the Efteling. For more information just visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoli_Gardens or the Tivoli Gardens website at http://www.tivoli.dk/
The theme for 2013 was “A russian fairy tale” as you can see on the picture to the left. Originally we planned on visiting Tivoli in the evening when everything was illuminated but the weather made us change plans. Weatherwise it was rainy and windy which shortened our stay at Tivoli considerably. Nevertheless, the park is fun to walk through and look around but the rides they have are somewhat dated i’d say. Two roller-coasters, a free fall tower, boats and loads of stalls. And by loads i mean like a squillion of them. If you plan on bringing your kids along then also plan on bringing a lot of dough. There are restaurants and snack stalls all over the place and it’s kinda impossible to avoid them. There even is the good old “Biergarten” offering “Paulaner Weißbier”. Overall the entrance fee was well spend and despite the miserable weather we enjoyed our stay at Tivoli. If you are in Copenhagen then make sure to arrange for enough time to visit Tivoli Gardens. Here’s a couple of images, full res images are available over at http://www.flickr.com/photos/badkarmacore/11407024574/
As mentioned, this is just a small selection of images we took while being in Tivoli. The full set, well not really the full set but some more images, are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/badkarmacore/11407024574/
The last sight we visited was Nyhavn. Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. Serving as a “heritage harbour”, the canal has many historical wooden ships. Along its northern, sunnier side, Nyhavn is lined with bars and restaurants facing the harbor. Even in cooler weather the heartier types sit outdoors with a beer and a blanket over their legs, provided by the restaurant on each seat. Nyhavn serves as a hub of canal tours. The canal tours are very informative and i am sure they can be great fun too, if no lashing rain is involved. Unfortunately this time it was and right after we left the actual canal and went out to sea it the few drops turned into what i can best describe as scottish rain. The rain is falling straight down… well slightly to the side like and by the side like i mean it hit us right from the side in like almost a 90 degree angle. Didn’t get to take much pictures as the camere threw a fit because of the rain but below is what i got. During the tour you get to hear a lot of stories about the buildings you pass, and how that warship on the pictures managed to completely destroy 4 weekend cottages by accidentily firing a Harpoon missile. Overall i can recommend visiting Nyhavn when in Copenhagen and also book one of those canal tours except for when it is raining hehe.
Here are some images taken at Nyhavn, full set available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/badkarmacore/sets/72157638739675036/