Tivoli is currently planning a magnificent 175th anniversary celebration in the name of diversity to span the whole of 2018. Special initiatives to mark the occasion will include a new ride, an anniversary garden, and an exceptional programme of cultural events.
Tivoli Food Hall and new rooms for Nimb Hotel
To kick off the anniversary, Tivoli Corner opens 10 November. In Tivoli Corner your will find Tivoli Food Hall with 16 quality food outlets as well as new suites for Nimb Hotel. Nimb Hotel was built in 1909 and boasts a spectacular Moorish design, whereas Tivoli Corner is a stylish, contemporary building designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects. Whether in the old or the new building, the Nimb suites are luxurious, spacious and comfortable. Both Nimb and Tivoli Corner have several restaurants and bars, among them a sushi restaurant placed on the roof top terrace.
New February season:
Winter in Tivoli For the first time ever, Tivoli will be open in February with the new season Winter in Tivoli. In a brand new wintery setting, Tivoli presents illuminations, rides and activities, for example an iceskating rink, in a threeweek season covering both Shrovetide, Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year. 2 – 25 February.
Anniversary programme headlines
Tivoli's 175th anniversary will be celebrated in the four areas comprising Tivoli's business activities: rides, food and beverages, cultural offerings and, not least, the gardens themselves. The anniversary will be marked with: • A new high-paced ride
The summer season begins 23 March with an Easter Festival.
About Tivoli GardensTivoli opened on 15 August 1843. The founder, Georg Carstensen, not only obtained permission from the king, he also talked the governor of Copenhagen into allowing him to lease part of the fortified zone around the city as well as convincing a group of shareholders to finance the project. When the ramparts around Copenhagen were demolished, the city grew up around Tivoli, giving the gardens their central location between Copenhagen City Hall and the Central Station. From the first day, Tivoli offered music, stage performances, rides, arcade games, eating venues and beautiful gardens, making it an amusement park for people of all ages and from all walks of life. The concept endures to this day, with Tivoli attracting nearly 5 million guests annually, including approx. 1 million tourists. During its 175 years, Tivoli has experienced good times and bad. In the 1920s, there was talk of moving the Gardens out of the city. In 1944, much of Tivoli burned down as a result of sabotage by Nazi sympathisers. Tivoli's revenue including leaseholders and tenants totals more than DKK 1 billion. Controlling interest in Tivoli is held by Skandinavisk Holding A/S and Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker Aktieselskab along with 19,000 smaller shareholders who just want to own a part of Tivoli.