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.
Tours to Assistens Cemetery
$14 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fun Discovery Walk in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro: fifty shades of red and green
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
$97 BOOK WITH VIATOR The Shadow's Notebook: A Puzzle walk in Assistens Cemetery
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Assistens Cemetery reviews
The Danes use Assistens Cemetery as if it were just another park, sunning themselves and going for a picnic there. The dead don't seem to mind. There are all sorts buried in this place and it is... more »
If you like cemetaries this is a definite to visit. It is with its tree lined paths and long established structure simply beautiful and most peaceful. Have gone often to sit in the summer and read a..... more »
Beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL cemetery!! So much history buried there. Miles upon miles can be spent look at the graves. And then the place it’s just plain beautiful
This place is such a great park for a morning walk. It's quite big and spacious with lots of foliage. A really enjoyable time!
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