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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  • take the time to stroll in this place, it's atypical, many Copenhagen run, rest,.... It's as much a floral park as a cemetery
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  • Another way to see the cemeteries very beautiful park, we pass, we relax, we finally live there the graves are Minis gardens
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  • The Great area to walk or make a picnic, it's very peaceful and clean. There is Andersen's new gravestone and a lot of things about famous people of Denmark, sorry but I know only Hans Christian Andersen because I am not from Denmark.
  • Walking down the poplar lane in autumn was lovely and we enjoyed a chance encounter with a friendly danish gardener. Our friends told us this is rare, so you may just go for the famous graves. The monuments are not overly impressive
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