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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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  • A walk in the cemetery of Assistance allows a break in the tour of the city. Several celebrities are buried in this cemetery.
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  • A combination of parc and cemetery. At the older part of the cemetery you're aloud to have a picnic of sunbath. There are a lot of famous people buried here and there is a lot to see. For everyone who...  more »
  • The cemetery is good for a nice stroll-stroll alone or jointly with others. It is good to cut through by needs and estimates to hang out in.
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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