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Assistens Cemetery

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Outer Noerrebro
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Address: Norrebrogade/Kapelvej, Copenhagen, Denmark
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+45 35 37 19 17

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HC Andersen

HC Andersen and Kierkegaard lie here. This is a nice cemetary that is surrounded by grass and trees and frequented by people of all ages and creeds.

Reviewed 24 March 2017
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

HC Andersen and Kierkegaard lie here. This is a nice cemetary that is surrounded by grass and trees and frequented by people of all ages and creeds.

Thank Scrambler2
Bruges, Belgium
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Beautiful cemetery with a proper gloomy feel in November. It has the gravestones of Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen and the very impressive tomb of Niels Bohr. It wasn't very crowded in late afternoon, and it's really big enough to walk around for a few hours if that's your thing.

Thank Charlotte V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I thought it was at first a park. How beautiful yet sad but really worth strolling through. The graves were dated adding history to it. I was very intrigued by all of this.

Thank StuartWragg
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Even though I live nearby and often come to Assistens, I always enjoy the atmosphere and notice new details. Apart from the 'celebrity' graves of the likes of Kierkegaard and Hans Christian Andersen, you can explore the many different sections and styles (and please respect the parts that are still used as local cemetery) - French nuns here, Russian orthodox... More 

Thank LeoKbh
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We visited to find the grave of Hans Christian Anderson and were pleased to find a tranquil place with beautiful trees even in Winter. All we could hear were trains in the distance and there were many interesting graves to look at.

Thank Lankylass2013
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's amazing to feel this comfortable waling through a cemetery that is also a park area. Birds, kids, snow, couples. Some great and interesting people rest here. Good to meditate on their contributions to the world. Made me think of other interesting cemeteries like Per Lachais in Paris, Clovelly in Sydney and Mirogoj in Zagreb.

Thank Graham R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Well, it is a cemetery indeed. But you will see a huge amount of people having a picnic or a sun-bath there. Or just walking around - with babies and dogs, and without - like in a park. Love it.

Thank Daria T
Manresa, Spain
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Assitens Cemetery is a park located in Norrebrograde street. In fact, it is a cemetery, where there are buried some important Danish like Kirkegard (the philosopher), Niels Bohr (the quantum physicist) or Christian Andersen (the writer). In the cemetery, you can walk quietly and lost on their paths, it is a very interesting and relaxed site. If you go from... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you are not particularly excited to see the graves of HC Anderson or Soren Kierkegaard, (and Niels Bohr), then this will literally be a walk in a park for you. If you are looking forward to seeing these landmarks, then it will be totally worth it, but if you're like me, it will be a nice way to waste... More 

Thank Cameron G
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

situation in the Nørrebro part of Copenhagen this is both a park with a great location and a great place to spend in the summer and also an active graveyard with many famous Danes like Bohr, H.C. Andersen and Natasha Saad but also an interesting Russian section with a cross for the lifelong kosak servant for princess Dagmar (the mother... More 

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