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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 7 May 2018

Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen

A couple of weeks ago I spent four days in Copenhagen. It was my first visit to Denmark and just being a couple of hours flying time from London, it was perfect for a city break. In the heart of Copenhagen is the Tivoli gardens. It is the second oldest theme park in the world, opening in 1843. It is said that Walt Disney got the idea of opening a theme park after he visited here. The gardens were a favourite of the fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Anderson , who lived in Copenhagen.
There is a lot crammed into a small space compared to modern theme parks.
Easy to walk around, lots to see and enjoy.















The  wooden roller coaster from 1914 is one of only seven in the world that has a brakeman on board every train.




























I enjoyed my visit to Tivoli Gardens but in case you are wondering I didn't go on the rides.
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14 comments:

  1. A fascinating place! Excellent shots!

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  2. Oh My Goodness.... I have heard of the Tivoli Gardens all of my life ---but never knew that it was more than the gardens... A theme park there? I had no idea....

    Well--I'd love the gardens --but am way too old for the theme park... ha

    I talked about a new book you would enjoy reading on my blog today....
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. It looks like a magical place, even for my advanced age group!! I love the fact that it is small with a lot packed into the small area. I am trying to imagine what it would be like to have the job of brakeman on a roller coaster! (I used to work in Career Education and I've gotta' say that occupation never did come up in the interest and aptitude tests we administered ;>)!!

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  4. Looks like a fun place to explore. I'm fascinated with the old roller coaster.

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  5. What a great trip for you and us with your lovely photos! Fascinating!

    Happy Week ahead to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. I have heard of the gardens but I didn't realise it was also an amusement park. It looks very well set up and I like seeing the flowers in bloom too. The roller coaster at our Luna Park has a brakeman, well often as not a brakewoman.

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  7. It really is quite a small area, we walked around it, not wanting to go in. I believe you had to pay an entrance fee to go in and since none of us wanted to go on the rides and we DID want to see the little mermaid, that's where we headed!

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  8. I only past by at the outside and didn't visit the gardens. I heard the rollor coaster passing by. Fun to see the whole park now.

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  9. Those rides look like fun for adventurous sorts. Thanks for the pictures! :-)

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  10. I like the idea of the brakeman. Very good idea.
    Your photos are wonderful. It is indeed hard to believe there are so many wonders...I've always wanted to visit Tivoli Gardens, not for the rides but for the beauty.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. The our girls were young we used to go to an amusement park each summer. It's been a long time. As I viewed the rides I did wonder which ones you had been on. Then I read your last line. Not a one called to you to "ride me. ride me!"?

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  12. How nice you escaped again ! I have never been in Copenhagen but hopefully this summer I will go on a tour and we also stop at Copenhagen ! I wonder if we will visit the Tivoli Gardens !

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  13. Looks a lovely interesting place to visit.

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