Burial ground, green oasis, cultural treasure. Denmark's best known cemetery, Assistens Churchyard, is the final resting place of many famous Danes, like Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard.
It's also a fun place to visit, take a stroll, cycle, run or just have a picnic, as Nørrebro's primary green space.
For more than 250 years, the people of Copenhagen have buried their dead - known and unknown - at Assistens Kirkegård cemetery. Today the cemetery is one of the Nørrebro area's most interesting and lush green oases, where both locals and visitors go for a stroll.
During your walk, you will see thousands of gravestones of notable people from the last centuries of Danish history – Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard being the most famous. You'll also discover the graves of physicists H. C. Ørsted and Niels Bohr and – closer to our own time – the poet Michael Strunge and singer Natasja Saad.
Guided tours are available through the cultural center, which also houses exhibitions.