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Founded in 1874, the Botanical Gardens are located between Gothersgade and Slvgade in the center of Copenhagen. Visitors can enjoy the sights of the rare trees, rock gardens, medicinal plants and wild Danish plants from moor and heath. The Palm House is a must with its palm trees, cacti and orchids. The gardens also contain the Botanical Museum and an observatory. Dogs are not allowed in the gardens.
Assistens Cemetery is Copenhagen's biggest cemetery. It was originally a place where smaller cemeteries would be relocated, and also served as a churchyard for the poor. Today it is open to all visitors. Celebrities, such as H.C. Andersen, Søren Kierkegård, Jens Juel or Martin Andersen Nex are all buried here. There are plans to turn the churchyard into a park, as the local people already use it as a place to meet with there loved ones or to sit in the sun in the summer.
Bakken is a popular amusement park, similar to Tivoli, located in the very scenic area of Dyrehaven. Back in the day, people visited Bakken to drink from the Kirsten Piils Spring in order to be cured by its waters. In 1830, the performers and entertainers arrived at Bakken and they have been there ever since. There is an outdoor stage where artists and performers entertain the audience. Best loved perhaps is the clown Pierrot, who performs at his little house several times a day. Pierrot jokes with the children and swallows fire. A visit to Bakken is often combined with a wonderful walk in the marvelous Dyrehaven. Entrance to the park is free, though the purchase of a wristband is necessary to get on the 33 rides in the park. Check website for varying dates.