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Bakken, north of Copenhagen, is the world’s oldest amusement park, having been created in 1583. And according to many Danes, it’s also one of the world’s most enjoyable amusement parks.




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Here you’ll find slides, carousels, drop towers, dodgems, water slides, ferris wheels and much more. There’s also the old roller coaster, completed on 16 May 1932. The roller coaster is constructed from wood and is 852 metres long. There are many popular eateries here, and on Fridays and Saturdays the atmosphere can be quite raucous. Entry is free, and for that reason it’s possible for a family to spend a day at Bakken without getting ripped off – unlike other places in Copenhagen. Bakken is beautifully situated in the middle of the forest  just 15 minutes from Klampenborg Station, which is quite close to Copenhagen. Bakken is located in the lush woodlands of Jægersborg Dyrehave, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.