In Denmark, everyone knows Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park. But despite being located just ten minutes outside Copenhagen, the park, which is tucked away in the beautiful woods of Dyrehaven, is still unknown to most foreign visitors. And that is a shame, because the park not only offers free admission but a nostalgic historic ambiance, authentic Danish charm, and an array of amusements and thrill rides, too. Founded in 1583, Bakken, or Dyrehavsbakken as it is officially named, has been a firm favorite with the people of Copenhagen for centuries – and the world is bound to follow.

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