Come visit Bakken
Sun, summer, happy people, green trees, fun, food and drink - and maybe a nap in the shade? It’s no coincidence that Bakken has so many happy and faithful customers who return to enjoy themselves year after year. Bakken offers something for everyone: Good food and plenty of atmosphere in numerous restaurants, cafés and taverns, musical revue, live music and dance, cabaret singers on “Bakkens hvile” - or perhaps a ride on the big rollercoaster, in the ghost train or on 35 other rides and amusements? Or try your luck in one of the 11 gaming halls jam-packed with slot machines of all sorts? Attractions include shooting galleries, wheels of fortune, the circus, candy floss, Revue, Pierrot and his tricks, Master Jakel theatre - there’s something here for the whole family. And if you need a rest, visit neighbouring Jægersborg deer park with its elegant grass lawns, ancient trees and approximately 2000 freely roaming deer.
The world’s oldest amusement park
The adventure began in 1583, when the soon to be famous Kirsten Piil discovered a running spring in the King’s deer park. The spring quickly gained renown and people flocked to take advantage of the water’s healing powers - thought to be particularly powerful around Midsummer’s Day. And where people congregate, so do street entertainers!
Today Bakken is a prime example of Danish folksiness. Approximately 2.5 million people visit Bakken each year, making it tenth in Europe in competition with theme parks such as Euro Disney in Paris. However, that’s where the similarity ends. Bakken is far from homogenised entertainment with its own special atmosphere and casual cosiness. Bakken is not an industry - rather it’s an association of 57 independent businesses known for their variety, charm and traditions. Pure Danish folksiness at its best.