· By Herb Lester

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

Extract from Copenhagen: The Good Life.

There is no room for cynicism at this 19th-century amusement park and pleasure garden, which manages to soften the heart of even the grouchiest visitor. There are rickety rollercoasters, sedate gardens, lakes, a pirate ship, a Chinese-inspired temple, restaurants and bars, a stall selling reproductions of Tivoli’s classic mid-century posters, and despite hordes of tourists at busy times, people are civil and friendly. It is delightful on summer evenings, and quite magical on a winter’s night with winding paths lit by twinkling lights.

Tivoli Gardens
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