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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  • Every time when I visit Copenhagen Green Cemetery Assistance. Now it is more reminiscent of a park where you can walk among shrubs and trees. Here are found the last shelter most famous Dane, storyteller Hans Christian Andersen and a great existentialist philosopher Kierkegaard (as well as his immortal beloved Regina Olsen). You can also visit the graves of the famous physicist Niels Bohr and writer Martin Andersen-Njokse. I was amazed that the Danes might walk dogs at the cemetery, and a group of children playing football. Bus from Tivoli Gardens cemetery takes you to Assistance.
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  • Final resting place of Hans Chrstian Andersen. Very well looked after cemetery, with some unusual graves and headstones  more »
  • We followed a guided tour at assistens cemetery. It was a very interesting couple of hours with a very knowledgeable guide.
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  • Beautiful cemetery that looks more like a gorgeously manicured garden with small paths lined with flowers. I almost wanted to picnic on the well groomed grass.
  • One of my favourite places on Nørrebro. Whenever I feel stressed, I go here. It's almost as if you're in the Forrest, with all the large beautiful trees, shielding you from any outside noise from cars and buses. There is a great variety of different trees, which is probably what I appreciate the most. Go here to relax and breathe. Maybe also stop by one the famous writer's tombstone.
  • Peaceful retreat from the traffic... 🚗🚒🚕 The greatest danes lies buried here. ⚰️
  • free...quiet...pretty... liked a walk in this cemetery
  • As much a park as a cemetery. A great atmosphere on a sunny afternoon. Locals hang out here too.

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