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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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  • Get away from it all and visit this beautiful cemetery which is full of famous Danes including for many of us not from Denmark nine other than Hans Christian Anderson. Collect a map as you walk in. Id...  more »
  • Visited purely to take the ultimate picture of the avenue of trees. Absolutely stunning place - paid our respects to H.C. Andersen, the cemetery is such a beautiful comforting place - a must see. 
  • Like most tourists, walking through any cemetery you always look for people of interest that a buried there. It is beautiful and peaceful. The efforts that some families made to honor and proudly show...  more »
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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