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Denmark, Klampenborg – Dyrehavsbakken

Published: 29.7.2016
A while ago we mentioned Dyrehavsbakken, the oldest amusement park in the world. Its name is quite long and hard to pronounce. No wonder then that people call it simply Bakken. It is about 10 minutes by car (20 minutes by train) from Copenhagen.

We told you before that Bakken is couple of hundred of years older than Tivoli.Bakken It might seem hard to believe but the park was founded in 1583 which makes it more than 430 years old. Its the then design only remotely resembles what we today imagine under the term amusement park. Then it was just a forest where a spring of clear water was discovered. People believed it to have curing abilities. Therefore, many started to visit the area.

BakkenThe sheer number of visitors was tempting to other types of people - hawkers and other artists who made their living by entertaining others. The more the fame of the park spread across Europe the more people came in here to win the bread.

The park was popular even during the Napoleonic wars. There was a strong pressure to improve services in te second half of the 19th century by tent owners. Consequently, garbage collection, water supply, electric lines, and toilettes were introduced.

The place which attracted people as a healing spring spot has transformed into a prosperous theme park. Today, there are dozens of attractions. However, it is far from enough to spend a day there as it was case of other parks we have told you about.

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People are glad to come back in here. They love vintage and family atmosphere at the park. Despite there are several dozens of attractions and rides (including a wooden roller coaster) these are hardly state of the art attractions such as the ones at Europa-Park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, or Islands of Adventure.

wooden roller coaster

Bakken is usually open from midday till midnight. There is no admission. However, you pay for individual rides. Denmark is quite an expensive country. Don't expect the prices to be low.

Bakken

On the other hand, you can save some money. When you come here on Pjerrot Wednesdays you get a 50% cut on every ride if you pay in cash. Also, one of the advantages of this park is bit lower number of visitors ("only" 2,5 million people a season). Therefore, you don't have to wait in long lines as at other places.

GPS: 55°46'30.6"N 12°34'39.7"E

 

Text: Maxim Kucer

Photos: Wikipedia.org, Wikimedia Commons: K56e51g, K56e51g (2)Leif Jørgensen, Erkan (2), Leif Jørgensen, Toxophilus



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