(EURI 2024) Journey to promote Records in Europe – P24 – Bakken (Denmark): Europe's oldest amusement park


(WorldKings.org) The history of Bakken, Europe's oldest amusement park, is fascinating and stretches back over four centuries

Bakken, also known as Dyrehavsbakken (translated as "The Deer Park's Hill"), boasts a rich and detailed history that spans over four centuries.

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Bakken's history can be traced back to 1583 when a natural spring with reputed healing properties was discovered in the area. People began to gather around the spring, and over time, vendors and entertainers set up stalls and attractions to cater to the visitors.

By the early 17th century, Bakken began to take on a more formalized structure, with permanent stalls and entertainment offerings. It became a popular destination for locals seeking leisure and amusement.

In the 18th century, Bakken gained royal patronage when King Christian V of Denmark declared it a royal hunting ground. This further enhanced its status and attracted even more visitors.

Queue outside the cigarette shop at Bakken (amusement park) in Klampenborg. Summer 1945. (9266008983) - PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search Engine Public Domain Search

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, Bakken continued to expand and modernize. New rides and attractions were added, and the park became known for its festive atmosphere and diverse entertainment options.

In the 20th and 21st centuries, Bakken underwent further modernization and renovation to keep up with changing tastes and standards. New rides, attractions, and facilities were added, while efforts were made to preserve the park's historical charm and character.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Bakken's history is its continuous operation. Despite the challenges it has faced over the centuries, the park has remained open year-round, making it the oldest amusement park in Europe.

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Bakken features a wide range of attractions, including traditional amusement rides such as roller coasters, carousels, bumper cars, and a Ferris wheel. Additionally, there are numerous games, arcades, and food stalls offering a variety of treats and snacks. In addition to rides and games, Bakken offers various forms of entertainment, including live music, stage performances, magic shows, and more. During the summer months, the park often hosts outdoor concerts and events.

Overall, Bakken is not only a popular destination for thrill-seekers and families but also a historical and cultural landmark that showcases centuries of entertainment and leisure in Denmark.

According to the Internet 

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