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Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Skogskyrkogården is a cemetery located in the Enskededalen district south of central Stockholm, Sweden. Its design, by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, reflects the development of architecture from Nordic Classicism to mature functionalism.HistorySkogskyrkogården came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede in the southern part of Stockholm, Sweden. The entry called "Tallum" by the young architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz was selected. After changes made to the design on the recommendations of the competition jury, work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine trees, and the first phase was completed three years later. The architects' use of the natural landscape created an extraordinary environment of tranquil beauty that had a profound influence on cemetery design throughout the world. Essential models for the design of the cemetery were the German forest cemeteries of Friedhof Ohlsdorf at Hamburg and Waldfriedhof in Munich but also the neoclassical paintings of Caspar David Friedrich.
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  • The Skogskyrkogården cemetery is 7 metro stations South of Gamla Stan (station Skogskyrkogården, Farsta green branch line). You will arrive in the face of a large perfectly maintained lawn, benches, parking, a monument that is not interesting. On a small hill is a place of meditation, which gives a view on the typical protestant cemetery. The cemetery is surrounded by trees, we can circulate on lots of small alleys which avoids walk anywhere. It's very quiet, very big load of stories. A square is reserved for the Orthodox burials, a lot are decorated and maintained. A perfect place to reflect and to pray.
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  • Atmospheric beautifully sorgesamt so many emotions at the same location. There is room to wander and find rest in thoughts and soul. The loss and grief for those who are no longer with us follow you on your walk through the cemetery until you feel a peace and you know they are in your heart forever.
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  • The woodland cemetery where you think everything will be sad but that's not the case. A place that is quiet and nice to just take a walk through the woodland cemetery and see all the beautiful buildings and beautiful tombs, here are most of the time, and all life stories collected in this place is with the ineskos World Heritage list ensures that it is worth a visit, don't forget to bring your camera
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  • This is what happens when you have excellent landscape architecture, mixed with care for humanity and purist building design. This is one of my favorite places I've ever been to while traveling. You really feel an extraterrestrial peace walking amongst the dark trees and tiny perfectly geometrically organized tombstones. Though I did not come to a cemetery for its cafe... it was very good too.
  • Incredibly serene and relaxing spot on the outskirts of Stockholm. Make sure to have comfortable shoes and plenty of time to visit this place. A minus for the poor opening hours of the visiting centre, which is only open during the summer time. We happened to be there on a sunny spring afternoon, which was ideal. Next to the subway station, and worth the ride.
  • Wonderfull and mellow. Visit it during Autumn for extra cosyness.
  • Vast stretch of land housing a cemetery in southern Stockholm with modern architecture and layout. Can be easily reached by metro. The cemetery also has the gravestone of Greta Garbo. There is peace and you can relax your mind over here in the midst of natural surroundings.
  • Very nice cemetary in Stockholm - much more like some beautiful park or something like that. Really good to see.
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