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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  • If you are going there in a rainy / coudy weather, just a waste of time. All empty and muddy. Try it in a sunny weather.  more »
  • It was worth the walk from the centre to the Cemetery . Very interesting and very well kept place. Very peaceful and nice to stroll around looking at the many well kept graves and monuments , includin...  more »
  • Cool place, if you like cemeteries which I don't particularly. There were people setting off fireworks there which was a bit nerve-wracking.  more »
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  • 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.
  • As much a park as a cemetery. A great atmosphere on a sunny afternoon. Locals hang out here too.
  • Beautiful nature/garden/cemetery to walk. Here you'll also find Søren Kierkergaard's gravestone.
  • 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?

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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