A Taste of Tradition at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
Follow the twinkling lights and aroma of freshly-baked goods and mulled wine to one of the most popular amusement parks in the world– Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark. Transformed into a winter wonderland during the holidays, Tivoli features thousands of Christmas lights and a wide array of stalls and dining experiences that are traditional to the Danish people.
Located on small paths around the gardens, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the great selection of Danish Christmas cookies and cakes, Baked Pancakes and more. Offering a chance to eat-your-way through Tivoli Gardens, we’ve mapped out a selection of must-try dishes to help ‘fill-you-up’ with the classics.
Christmas-Themed Cakes at Cakenhagen
Enjoy a delicious Santa Hat Cake and chocolate-covered marshmallows in shape of Christmas trees.
Æbleskiver (Pancake Balls) at Vaffelbageriet
The Danes love this dish which consists of pancake puffs served with jam and powder sugar. Danish pancake balls are probably one of the most famous Christmas desserts that the Danes love and eat during the holiday.
Christmas Ball Cakes at Vaffelbageriet
Pork roast sandwich at Trainsbury (Hjulkøbing)
During Christmas, people love eating this dish and there is a special Tivoli version, which has been a fan favorite. Tivoli’s version is with focaccia instead of a burger bun and fresh red cabbage instead of pickled cabbage
Gløgg (Mulled Wine) at Gemyse
Gemyse is a highly recommended restaurant with a focus on vegetables that has a little garden and a greenery.
Rice porridge usually craved by children!
Honye Cakes at The Honey Cake Castle
Children also enjoy Honye Cakes shaped as heart. The can decorate their own honey cake heart at The Honey Cake Castle. At the Honey Cake Castle the elves are busy baking honey cakes and Christmas treats. The Honey Cake Castle is in the castle square and admission is free for all the Gardens’ visitors.
Sushi at The Japanese Pagoda
LETZ SUSHI is the latest restaurant in the Japanese Tower in Tivoli. Aside from the sushi items, other dishes consist of yaki spears, seaweed salads, tempura dishes and an exotic selection of beers and cocktails, such as yuzu lemonade. Located in the historical building in Tivoli Garden, The Japanese Pagoda was built in 1900 by the Danish architect Knud Arne Petersen, who had just become the director of Tivoli. The tower is built as an illumination tower, with the primary purpose of the tower meant to light up Tivoli in the evening, and to reflect beautifully in the lake. The Pagoda is 80 feet high and beautifully situated at the end of the lake where it goes loads of attention from the public. As a fun fact, there are approx. 2,800 colourful Tivoli bulbs on The Japanese Pagoda including extensions.
Hallernes Smørrebrød at Tivoli Food Hall
Hallernes Smørrebrød is a restaurant inside of the food hall serving fast-gourmet open sandwiches. With a focus on seasonal fresh produce, the restaurant creates traditional smørrebrød with a modern interpretation.