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Bakken | The world’s oldest amusement park



The world’s oldest amusement park is in Europe? Yup, I was surprised too... The first place that came to my mind was the US.


Well, I guess I was wrong. So, the world's oldest amusement park (and still working) is situated in Denmark. Actually, the world’s second-oldest amusement park is in Denmark as well.


Located in Klampenborg, North of Copenhagen (Denmark), the park was built in 1583, and originally it did not have any roller coasters or extreme attractions. In the beginning, people were attracted to the area due to the thermal springs and green surroundings.


Every summer, hundreds of people go to the area for recreational activities and refreshments. A few years later, tents began to pop up and many locals started to entertain the crowds and sell different items and food. In the beginning, fire shows and more natural-related entertainment were more popular than rollercoasters. However, nowadays you can still ride on the main attraction of the park-an 82-year-old wooden roller coaster. Many of the attractions have been preserved as they were originally made. Of course, they have been maintained and adjusted on a yearly basis fo