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Copenhagen, Denmark - Things to Do and See


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Tivoli Gardens - Copenhagen's Playground
Copenhagen's famous Tivoli Gardens and Pavilion (built in 1844).
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Copenhagen, Denmark is the largest city in Scandinavia, with lots to see and do for everyone. Copenhagen is also a very popular port of call or embarkation point for cruise ships sailing to the Baltic capitals.

Copenhagen is a great city to walk in, and it is flat terrain with no skyscrapers and few automobiles. Let's take a pictorial tour of Copenhagen.

Tivoli Gardens is Copenhagen's most popular tourist destination. Millions of people fill the gardens, dine in the 40 restaurants, enjoy the entertainment, ride the amusement rides, play the games, or just sit and eat ice cream and people-watch from mid-April to late September each year. Tivoli was opened in 1843, and it was once on the western edge of the city. Today it is in the center of Copenhagen, and is only a short taxi ride (about $10) from Langelinie cruise ship pier. Tivoli is definitely not Disneyland, but has its own magic.

The entertainment varies each day, so be sure to pick up a map and schedule when you pay the entry fee of about 68 Kroner at the gate.

Tivoli is at its best at night, when over 100,000 colored lanterns light up the gardens.

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