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Assistens Cemetery

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Address: Norrebrogade/Kapelvej, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Feeling alive

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... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Graham R
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 21 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.

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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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Thank AlbertSalichs
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Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank Cameron G
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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Reviewed 28 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

You have to love this place among the dead - so peaceful and alive. Bring picnic and a lover for a sexy hour

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Thank Christian G
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

In Assistens Cemetery it's okay to picnic, play games, juggle around and bike in many areas.On a sunny day you'll probably run into a birthday garden party in one of the large lawns, and every day the cemetery park is visited by joggers, parents on maternity leave, and dog walkers along the small paths. But pay attention: Signs will tell... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I didn't find them right away, but eventually locate signs with maps to Hans Christian Andersen and Soren Kierkegaard's graves. Interesting how much activity there was for a cemetery.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We came upon this by chance. It's not a sombre cemetery. There are people relaxing, playing and walking through this. Treated as a park. Some of the tombstones are one of a kind and the gardens around them are attractive.

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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Get away from it all and visit this beautiful cemetery which is full of famous Danes including for many of us not from Denmark nine other than Hans Christian Anderson. Collect a map as you walk in. Identify the individuals you've heard of and follow the directions. A local gardener helped us as we walked past Mr Andersons grave (otherwise... More 

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