Tivoli Gardens is one of the most famous amusement parks in Europe, projected by George Carstensen in the 1840s. Besides the world biggest carrousel 'Star Flyer', in this park tourists will find an aquarium, a museum, two theatres, or they can enjoy interesting performances on the open-air scene. On weekends and holidays visitors can see young Tivoli Guards, followed by an orchestra and a horsed stage-coach at 17.30 and 19.30. Even though sometimes Tivoli Gardens seem to be overcrowded, too expensive and, maybe, a little bit tasteless, they have their unique charm, especially in the evening, when trees are lightened with beautiful street lamps. From April to September the park becomes the location of numerous concerts, and in December a Christmas market takes place here. Rundetarn.
Rundetarn is the oldest observatory in Europe. The tower, which was built during the reign of Christian IV, was a part of the educational centre of the 17th century, which also included a university library (nowadays it has been turned into a pavilion) and a students’ church. Follow the spiral staircase, which is more than 209 m long, and it will guide you to the top of the tower. From this place tourists can enjoy the amazingly beautiful view of the ancient part of the city.
The National museum.
The National Museum is located in the former royal palace and it is considered the best historical and cultural museum in the country. Its permanent exhibition throws light upon the Danish history starting from the Ice Age and till the end of the 17th century. Visitors will also find ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman exhibits there. A part of the exhibition acquaints visitors with the way of life of natives during the prehistoric times. Moreover, the museum features an interactive section for children.
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