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On both sides of the canal are tall painted houses dating to the 1600s and 1700s, the ground floors of which house bars, restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating.It’s hard to believe it now, but for most of its existence this was a seedy part of town.The latest ones even have a touch-screen tablet with built-in GPS!Occupying 10 hectares right in the middle of Copenhagen, these gardens are valued as much for their botanical wealth as the majestic iron and glass structures that house them.Now it’s one of the best places to linger of a coffee or beer in summer.
And even if you’re not in the mood to get on a rollercoaster or carousel it’s an unforgettable place for an amble thanks to its romantic 19th-century representations of the Orient.
After Bakken, also in Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is the world’s oldest theme park, and if you do have kids with you they will have the time of their lives on some of these rides.
Worth special mention is the Star Flyer, a carousel that hikes riders up 80 metres above the ground.
Historic, youthful, raucous and refined, Copenhagen can mean many things to many people.
If you’re young then it’s a literal playground, with the world’s oldest amusement parks and some of the trendiest shopping and nightspots anywhere.