Twists, turns, ups and downs – Denmark is home to two of the best-reviewed bucket-list destinations

Tivoli placed 14th and Legoland 39th

Denmark is known to be one of the happiest countries in the world and it’s not a secret that although Danes value their hygge quite highly, they also like to let off some steam on a rollercoaster ride.

Just recently, the Fathermag, a parenting magazine based in the US, listed two of Denmark’s most famous amusement parks among its 50 must-sees on family vacations in Europe.

Don’t be fooled
Tivoli Gardens, located in the midst of Copenhagen, finished up in an impressive 14th place in the ranking.

No real surprise there given its decor, architecture, Christmas lights (stealing the show from Rådhuspladsen every year) and 32 rides – many tourists end up returning for a second day.

While we appreciate the relatively good ranking, we know that Tivoli is second-to-none. And yes, not even to the list’s frontrunner Disneyland Paris! After all, it was a trip there in the 1950s that inspired Daddy Walt to build his own versions.

Lego to the people
Meanwhile, down in 39th place is Legoland in Billund.

Back in the 1960s, the hype about Lego made ten thousands of people make a pilgrimage to the factory just to see where the famous toys were made.

It stood to reason that Lego should build something and the town became the ground-stone of the first of eight Lego-themed parks worldwide.