Copenhagen, Denmark — Denmark’s most visited attraction, Tivoli Gardens in central Copenhagen, is getting ready for its 173rd season. Apart from the 100-year-old roller coaster and the unique scenery, the 2015 summer season features international concerts, new restaurants and also a revival of the military tattoo by historic Tivoli Youth Guard.
Forever like never before – is how Tivoli’s marketing people try to express that special mood that hits you whether you visit Tivoli for the first time or the fiftieth. Tivoli changes over the years, but also stays the same, even though each visit is different. Here are some of the new things to experience in 2015.
New military tattoo
Historic Tivoli Youth Guard presents a new military tattoo 11 April. The tattoo takes place every Saturday. In May, the Guard will present this programme at the Sweden International Tattoo. The Youth Guard was formed in 1844 by Tivoli’s founder, Georg Carstensen, as The Tivoli Boys Guard. In 2015 girls can join for the first time, and the English name has therefore changed to The Tivoli Youth Guard. In Danish the name remains unchanged: Tivoli-Garden.
Tivoli has two new restaurants in the pipeline for 2015. Classy Nimb will add a new restaurant – Fru Nimb (Mrs Nimb) – to the portfolio. At Fru Nimb you will find traditional Danish smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches). Tivoli’s Divan 1 location dates from 1843 when it was a cafe. A new family oriented concept, Spisehuset (literally the Eating House), is opening in this central location.
Tivoli presents a star-studded programme of open-air concerts in 2015. Mark Knopfler, Elton John, and Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga will appear in Tivoli’s magical summer night setting, as will Jessie J, Jamie Cullum, Snoop Dog and Belle & Sebastian. The latter are all part of the Friday Rock concert programme which also presents a host of Danish stars over the summer.Friday Rock gathers thousands of music fans every week at 10 p.m. On 4 and 5 September there will be music all day and all night at the Offspring Festival featuring Danish and international bands and artists.
Scandinavia’s biggest classical summer festival, Tivoli Festival in the Tivoli Concert Hall, present 54 concerts, among them Stephen Milling (5 June) Bo Skovhus (23 June), Laurence Brownlee (15 August) and Matshikiza and Shi (4 September).
Tivoli’s grounds, architecture and gardens are praised by all who visit. For 2015, Tivoli for the first time presents a vertical garden. The vertical garden is located next to Tivoli’s Chinese style Pantomime Theatre and marks the friendship and collaboration between Tivoli and Sentosa Island in Singapore. By the Concert Hall there is a new garden design including a chicken run. Toddlers will also appreciate the three new towers and connecting bridges in the play area Petzi’s World.