Bakken - The worlds oldest amusement park
Only 10 minutes drive north of Copenhagen your find the oldest amusement park in the world.
Located in the woods of Dyrehaven, Bakken is a unique amusement park, which offers af historic and nostalgic venue combined with modern and fun amusements and thrill rides.
And the entrance is free!
You find a large variety of games, rides, restaurants, fastfood and ice cream stalls, and every day there is plenty of entertainment for children and adults alike.
Bakken is open from March 17th - September 4th, 2016
In Denmark, everyone knows Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park. But despite being located just ten minutes outside Copenhagen, the park, which is tucked away in the beautiful woods of Dyrehaven, is still unknown to most foreign visitors. And that is a shame because the park not only offers free entrance, it also offers a nostalgic historic ambiance, authentic Danish charm and an array of amusements and thrill rides.
The worlds oldest amusement park
Founded in 1583, Bakken, or Dyrehavsbakken as it is officially named, has been a firm favorite with the people of Copenhagen for centuries. During summertime families, young couples and seniors alike flock to the amusement park and the surrounding woodland to indulge in a day of fun. With a unique position in the middle of one of Denmark’s most beautiful woods, it is like encountering a surprise in the middle of the greenery. The park offers a prefect blend of children’s amusements, restaurants, pubs and bars with entertainment and live music. It’s is not just a small children’s amusement park but a place of leisure for the whole family. Because of its historic value and unique location, no big brands are allowed to set up stands at Bakken and neon signs are banned. Instead a jumble of colourful wooden structures, small independent shop owners and quirky stalls meets visitors.
For the kid (in all of us)
Many Danish families have been coming back to Bakken for generations. Bakken’s longest standing visitor is, however, Pjerrot. The well-known white-faced clown, who visits Bakken every day, has been a hit with the amusement park’s youngest guests for more than 200 years. Still, the main attraction for most is the park’s many fun rides, including an 82-year-old wooden rollercoaster. In total, the park presents a choice of 33 rides for all ages and levels of trill seekers as well as 78 other attractions such as shooting stalls, gaming arcades and much more.
You will find a wide variety of restaurants, ice cream parlours and fastfood shops. Though the popular, traditional Danish kitchen is still richly represented newer additions include Spanish tapas, fish and chips, noodles and much more. To finish off, guests can indulge in a sugary paradise of ice creams, colourful drinks and everything else needed to make a Danish summer day complete - come rain or sun.