The world’s oldest operating amusement park!
We’d gone to Tivoli, the second oldest, just a few days before. So, why not add the top dog to the list? Funny enough, Bakken is in Klampenborg, just a 45 minute bike ride away from Copenhagen.
I don’t know how/why Denmark happens to have the two oldest amusement parks in the world. Priorities?
We stopped at The Little Mermaid statue on the way out of Copenhagen, since Mark still hadn’t seen the “most famous” part of the city. (Spoiler alert: it’s crowded and overrated.)
The ride up to Klampenborg took us along a gorgeous route, next to crystal clear blue water that matched the skies.
After about 40 minutes of leisure biking (and by “leisure” I mean crazy intense biking against the Copenhagen wind) we got to the massive park that surrounds Bakken. Full of horse drawn carriages!
And then Bakken itself…
Entrance is free – you just pay to go on specific rides.
(Oh hi, name! Spelled correctly, and everything. Danes know what’s up.)
It had a carnival feel. All the rides were super old and cutesy.
And their were little eateries all over.
We only stayed long enough to walk the whole park and get a feel for the place. It was PACKED – way busier than Tivoli.
Once it got a little too hot + too crowded, we decided to jet outside to a cafe lining the place.
We both got traditional Danish Smørrebrød, with fries and mayo on the side.
Plus soft serve, duh.
Then it was time for the long ride back to our hotel.
Where we did more of what we do best – eat, eat, eat.