Bakken, the amusement park

The worlds oldest amusement park.

Only 20 minutes by S-train you 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.

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 april 26th 2018 until 2 of september

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.

Authentic Danish charm

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.

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 32 rides for all ages and levels of trill seekers as well as 78 other attractions such as shooting stalls, gaming arcades and much more.

If you have the Copenhagen Card there is free transportation

How to get there?

It very easy to get there. Just take the red S-train to Klampenborg, and walk 10 minutes through the forest, or bike along the beautiful beach road (Strandvejen). It will take around an hour from the City Centre, but you can take the train home with your bikes for free.
Take the S-Train to Klampenborg
Or 12 km bike trip along Østerbrogade and Strandvejen.

I would recommend that you cycle to Bakken. It's a very nice trip and you can take the S-train home. Bikes are free.

The best time to visit Bakken is early evening, so start your bike ride from Copenhagen in the afternoon.

If it is hot, there is a lovely beach in Charlottenlund, perfect for children. There is a kiosk with the possibility of buying an ice cream.

When you arrive at Klampenborg, Bakken is to the left in the forest. On the right hand there is another beach, (Bellevue) so there is the possibility of another dip in the water.

On Bakken there are plenty of resturants, cheap than in Tivoli, but the quality is very different.

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