Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen

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 find out how to plan a trip to Copenhagen, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The quiet and peace of any cemetery, anywhere in the world, but also... Another way, a little different each time, to bury its dead, and celebrate (I think of course to their most famous for me occupants: Andersen and kierkegaard.)
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  • August 16, 2017
    An enormous Cemetary spanning several thousand meters off Nørrebrogade, Assistens Kirkegarden contains the final resting places of Søren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen plus several thousands oth...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A pleasant afternoon stroll through this large, historic cemetery. Graves of many WW1 soldiers and famous Danes.  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    I used to come here to sunbathing and relax. It's beautiful in every time of the year. It hosts the graves of famous danish personalities like Andersen, Kierkegaard and Bohr.
  • June 15, 2017
    Here for summer? Why don´t you pack a picnic lunchbox and enjoy life on the beautiful cemetery?
  • May 15, 2017
    I never would have thought I'd want to walk through a cemetery, but this place is pretty magical.
  • April 5, 2017
    Very nice place. You will find a grave of N. Bohr or H. C. Andersen. I really recommend visiting this cemetery.
  • May 15, 2017
    Its One of the Best places in Copenhagen to relax. No traffic noice, old beautyfull trees, the smell of flowers. Its Perfect for meditation, inspiration, small picnicks, or just for enjoying the spirit of history . Its a Perfect mix of beauty and decay.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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