Gay Travel Guide: Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter & Christmas Time | Denmark
A Gay Couple Christmas Time Tivoli Gardens in Winter Time – true theme park fans, yes.. you can call us theme park fans. And of course, a day in one of the oldest amusement parks in the world should not be missed: Copenhagen’s Tivoli in Denmark! On top of that, Copenhagen is one of our favorite metropoles in Northern Europe and easily reachable by plane from Schiphol Airport. Especially in the winter time and during the holiday the capital of Denmark should be on your gay travel bucket list to get in the right Christmas mood.
The whole city of Copenhagen including Tivoli is changing during “Jul i Tivoli” – Winter in Tivoli – and Christmas time into an ocean of light! Truly magical, especially as a Christmas present surprise trip. But have a look yourself how we as a gay couple travel blogger experienced Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter Time with tips, stories, and some truly magical photos. Come with us and enjoy Copenhagen’s Themepark through a couple of men‘s eyes.
Our Visit to Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen
Halloween in Tivoli Gardens: 14 OCT. – 6 NOV. 2017
Christmas Time in Tivoli Gardens: 19. NOV – 31. DEC 2017
It was the Christmas present for Daan: a surprise trip for the crazy theme park geek, as Tivoli Gardens was still on his bucket list. We spent a short weekend in Copenhagen at Tivoli Gardens between Christmas and New Years. Is this time to busy for a visit? No, we did not experience the Park as too busy or too crowded. Families, happy children and satisfied parents after Christmas enjoying the cold but heartwarming time visibly as it was a pleasure for everyone, including us. We had our all-inclusive ticket packages, so free entrance to all attractions of the park (riding the attractions as many times as we wanted to) including a free dinner in one of the restaurants. And we didn’t miss one attraction, although we went there after lunch. Always a good scale to estimate the bustle of the visitors as we are really into enjoying everything possible a park has to offer. But now some helpful information you might wanna know about the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and some photographs taken during our day in Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter & Christmas Time. Have a look at this beautiful artwork of the annually Tivoli map by Madsberg Illustration
Second oldest Theme Park in the World
As second oldest theme park in the world, Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen opens its gates in 1843 as “Kjøbenhavns Tivoli og Vauxhall” based on the examples in Paris and London. The final name Tivoli is following the Italian town Tivoli, close to the capital Rome. Partly destroyed during the Second World War by the German occupying forces, the Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen reopened shortly after the war.
Tradition meets Rollercoaster
The special atmosphere of the park is owed to the attempts to preserve the traditional look and constitution of the park, the buildings and of some special attractions. These, the uncountable lights, the location of the city center and the short ways are creating at Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter & Christmas Time a very special experience for everyone!
What to see and to do at Tivoli Gardens
Christmas Tivoli is open from 19. NOV – 31. DEC 2017
Copenhagen’s Tivoli in Winter & Christmas Time opens all the attractions of the park. Especially with snow, it is a truly magical experience when all the lights are reflecting on the white snow while the Christmas market of Tivoli offers typical Danish sweets and dishes. And even on New Years Eve Tivoli is open from 11.00am to 00.30. Check the actual opening hours here! Our favorite attractions are:
RUTSCHEBAHNEN – WOODEN ROLLERCOASTER
The wooden side-friction coaster from 1914 is the real historically experience! Due to its altitude difference of around 13 meters and its age, the coaster has to be manually slow down by a so-called brakeman sitting in the middle of the coaster. Up and down through dark tunnels and around bright crystal and diamond caves. It was not really busy the day we went there so we drove the coaster several times. So much fun, seriously!
Hans Christian Andersens’ THE FLYING TRUNK
“Life is the most wonderful fairytale” – keeping that promise the only dark ride of Tivoli The Flying Trunk (Danish “Den flyvende Kuffert“) stays in the typical traditional style the rest of the park is designed of. It is a truly fairytale feeling while sitting in a trunk flying through the tales of H.C. Andersen with all the wooden figures and lovely detailed artwork. Don’t miss this experience as a short trip back to your childhood with the well-known Danish author.
DÆMON – A Floorless Coaster in Japanese Style
After coming back from Japan last year the experience of the rollercoaster Dæmon and the themed area around was such a pleasure and fun! Dragons, lanterns and a thrilling speed of 77km/h hanging in this floorless coaster made a ride through the snow an unforgettable trip. Lucky us, big snowflakes flew in our face while flying in the next looping of the Dæmon! Great one!
The Mine with Dragon mistress Mother-of-Pearl
Get ready for an interactive adventure through the mines of Copenhagen! On this water ride around shiny and glittery diamonds, you have to find with the detector in deep and dark grottos, where the dragon awaits you! A fun game on a fun ride at Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter & Christmas Time.
Lights, Snow & Pure Magical Atmosphere “Tivoli Illuminations”
Every evening the Tivoli Park Copenhagen offers a beautiful show for its visitors: the Tivoli Illuminations. This show of interacting light – music – lasers – fire – smoke and water take place every evening when it is dark. Please ask at the entrance for special times of the Christmas season. The scenery in front of the illuminated Japanese pavilion is unique. Are you looking for the best spot to see Tivoli Illuminations? Try the bridge over the Tivoli Lake or in front of the attraction Vertigo. Especially for Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter and Christmas Time a wonderful finish of our stay.
Karl & Daan’s Secret Christmas Tip! Christmas Shopping at KOMPAGNISTRÆDE
Are you a fan of Christmas time and of your own very special Christmas tree decoration? So are we. And in the Christmas wonderland Denmark we found a very special place in the street “Kompagnistræde”. Next to a plenty number of other (Christmas) shops we discovered a tiny little secret: a small shop full of Christmas ornaments and baubles in all forms and colors you can imagine. We spent some time in there for our own special Danish Christmas souvenir. Enjoy Christmas shopping in or outside Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter & Christmas Time!
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We hope you enjoyed our small Christmas trip with you to the Winter- and Christmas wonderland of Copenhagen. Do you have any questions or you are missing some information? Please comment below and we will give you anything you need for your perfect trip to Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen in Winter & Christmas Time!
Karl & Daan