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Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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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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  • You can visit while walking around Norrebro. It is a nice big garden where you can walk around and has the cementery in a part of it. 
  • For us Italians, the cemetery is ... ... ... ... ... something sad and separated from the context of the city. Entrance free. Here is experienced with respect as a garden both from tourists by local residents. Very large perfectly cured, used by citizens to stroll, jog or picnic (forbidden to enter a bike!). Many famous people of the city buried. Andersen is buried here and the plaque indicates some verses of his poem the old (1874). Neighborhood of Norrebro, which deserves to be visited because quite lively.
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  • When I walked into this park, I don't had not realized that there was a cemetery. Here people lie on the grass, bike... The world of the dead alongside the living in a soft, pleasant atmosphere.
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  • While it is a cemetery, the space in the middle of the hipster neightborhood, Nørrebro, also doubles as a park for locals. On a sunny day, residents of the city picnic, read a book or take a leisurely stroll here, where the famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Anderson, philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and physicist Niels Nohr rest. Some people choose to bike through the cemetery rather than the traffic jammed Nørrebrogade outside the yellow walls. It's worth a visit if you are checking out cute cafes, trendy stores and gourmet restaurants around the area.
  • It is a downtown cementery where famous Danish people were buried, like H. C. Andersen, Niels Bohr, Kierkegaard, Natasja, etc. Besides, it is also a park.
  • In Denmark u can even enjoy the cemetery as a social garden itself :) H.C. Andersen rests here btw
  • A lovely park and cemetery. Copenhagen's answer to London's Hyde Park or NYC' Central Park, this park is in fact a cemetery, but function equally as a relaxing park for the neighborhood. If you plan on visiting Cph for a few days, you should come by here to experience it! It hosts a few celebrity graves, like Niels Bohr, Søren Kierkegaard and H.C. Andersen and Assistens has clear markers on where to find them.
  • A very nice graveyard, quite beautiful and actually a place worthy for a date, strangely enough.
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