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Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen
(4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Not quite brought to cemeteries and this is a graveyard for all purposes. It is the ratio of the Danes with the cemetery which is different than our own. Many tombs on the ground beneath large plants, bushes and paths, the hidden Sun a bit by the fact that in December turns very low on the horizon and a bit from the dense evergreen vegetation, such as boxwood, yew. I noticed that in 800 people lived very little, many from 30 to 35 years. Not Hans Christian Andersen who was seventy. I said the diversity of relationship, there are young mothers with the wheelchair, boys jogging, girls talking joyously sitting in benches, people who read books. But I ... I feel still in cemetery.
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  • You have to love this place among the dead - so peaceful and alive. Bring picnic and a lover for a sexy hour 
  • The cemetery is a beautiful park – you can visit the graves of Martin Anderson Nexo and NIels Bohr, and H. C. Anderson.
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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