Denmark’s historic amusement park Tivoli Gardens is set to open a new 20 million kroner ($2.8 million) concert venue, the Orangeriet, in the spring.
The greenhouse-style venue will be filled with rare flowers and exotic trees. It will open in April. Tivoli called the site, “classic, relaxed, exotic and nostalgic”.
Tivoli press officer Torben Plank said, “Orangeriet will include a stage hosting music every day, and there will be a plant expert at hand to offer advice.”
A Rich History
Tivoli Gardens has a rich history and first opened back in 1843. With around 5 million visitors a year it is the world’s second most visited seasonal theme park. It is also the most popular park in Scandinavia and the fourth most-visited in Europe, after Disneyland Paris, Germany’s Europa-Park and Efteling in The Netherlands.
The park is perhaps best known for its wooden roller coaster, Rutschebanen. Affectionally known as Bjergbanen (the Mountain Coaster) it was built in 1914 and is one of the world’s oldest wooden roller coasters still in operation.
Another roller coaster at the park is Dæmonen (The Demon). In addition, Tivoli boasts the world’s second tallest carousel. The 80 metre Star Flyer opened in 2006.
Orangeriet – “A Treat for the senses”
Tivoli’s Architect Jesper Andersen said that he designed Orangeriet to be a “treat for the senses that exudes both tradition and innovation”.
It will also include a TV production facility. The new building will replace the Harmony Pavilion currently between the Chinese Tower and the Nimb Terrace.
Plank said, “Tivoli is constantly reinventing itself, and we have a long history in botany.”
Denmark’s tourisn industry is growing and alongside this the hotel industry is booming too. It enjoyed a record year in 2016, the third year in succession of increasing profits. Because of this, a further 6, 000 extra hotel rooms will be created in the country over the next three years*.
Most of these will be in Copenhagen, where seven new hotels will open in 2017 alone. Overall room capacity is expected to increase by 13% by 2020.
*Figures released by the hotel and tourist industry association Horesta.
Images: top Tivoli Gardens, bottom, TIvoli Hotel and Congress Center