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Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • For me, visiting cemeteries allows me to feel a connection with people who have passed on. I particularly get this sense of connection when visiting the graves of people who deserve their fame. It has...  more »
  • We spent an afternoon here, wandering around, sitting in the garden parts, taking it easy and soaking the place up - not what we'd expected from a cemetery, and we were delighted it was a space we cou...  more »
  • Very peaceful although as it is still used for burials it can be a little difficult and emotional. Beautiful site though and interesting to see the burial grounds of famous people.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Here for summer? Why don´t you pack a picnic lunchbox and enjoy life on the beautiful cemetery?
  • I never would have thought I'd want to walk through a cemetery, but this place is pretty magical.
  • 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.
  • Very nice place. You will find a grave of N. Bohr or H. C. Andersen. I really recommend visiting this cemetery.