2930 Copenhagen, Denmark
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Explore Dyrehaven in style with a trip in a horse-drawn carriage – they're found lined up on the bridge above Klampenborg Station.
A gentle stroll from Klampenborg Station takes you into the woods of Dyrehaven, a former royal hunting ground. The giddy screams ahead should give you a clue that Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park, lies hidden amongst the trees. Open from the end of May until the end of September, entry to the 400 year-old park is free and tickets to the rides – some thankfully newer than the still-functioning wooden rollercoaster from 1932 – can be purchased singly or as a pass at Bakken's entrance. For the less young at heart, there are also plenty of restaurants, from fast food to traditional Danish, and revue-style entertainment. Alternatively, venture out into the 1000 hectares of woodland that is Dyrehaven, all completely open to the public and accessible by foot or bicycle. Deer have roamed freely in the forest since 1670, when they were introduced to what was then a royal hunting ground by King Frederik III, as a gift for his son.