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Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen

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Assistens Cemetery serves as the burial site of a large number of Danish notables including writer H.C. Andersen and philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. During the 18th century, the cemetery was a burial site for the poor. In the first half of the 19th century many leading figures of the epoch were laid to rest there, and that trend continued up through the 20th century. See the graves of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr and of a number of American jazz musicians, including Ben Webster and Kenny Drew. The cemetery is also the largest and most important green space in the district. To visit Assistens Cemetery and other attractions in Copenhagen, use our Copenhagen itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful cemetery with a proper gloomy feel in November. It has the gravestones of Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen and the very impressive tomb of Niels Bohr. It wasn't very crowded in late afte...  more »
  • Pintoesco cemetery where the graves of H.C Andersen, Niels Bohr and Søren Kierkegaard, among other personalities and people of the city.
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  • Assuming that the cemeteries are normally not our main focus, we still went to this as there are buried important personalities, such as Andersen and Kierkegaard, the impression is that it is left a little to himself, most of the graves are dilapidated, some tombstones are torn up, others totally covered with MOSS.
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  • A fantastic cemetery where famous Danish people: H.C Andersen, Niels Bohr and Søren Kierkegaard among others are buried. A walk through the cemetery is recommended, especially in Autumn.
  • Beautiful cemetery in the hearth of Norrebro. Gets very colorful in the Autumn.
  • Very calm and well-preserved cemetery, which looks more like a park. You may find a grave of H.C. Andersen here. If you are heading on foot to the city center from the north or vice versa, try to plan your route through it.
  • A beautiful old cemetary. Wonderful place to go for a picnic or just to read a book in the summer. The burial area for many a Danish celebrity, from Søren Kierkegaard to Niels Bohr.
  • Beautiful place with quite a few famous people buried there. Check out the grave of Rasmus Rask