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Cemetery of the Stars

Assistens Kirkegård

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Why locals love it

Despite it being a cemetery and one full of respected great Danes such as Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard and Niels Bohr, Assistens is not the reverent and sombre place you might expect it to be, so pick any sunny afternoon and you'll find plenty of locals hanging out and enjoying this alternative little slice of heaven.

Why you should visit it

Slap bang in the middle of vibrant and noisy Nørrebro, this peaceful cemetery is filled with secluded corners where you can chill out with a book, steal a romantic kiss or grill on a grave over a few beers with friends.

Special tip

If you've got skeletons in your cupboard, this calm and cathartic oasis might well be the place to unload them.

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Sometimes quite busy, but a very nice place to stroll around. You can see the graves of famous Danes.
December 25, 2019
Famous Danes are buried here
December 29, 2018
Beautiful cemetery in Nørrebro where iconic Danes like Søren Kirkegaard and Hans Christian Andersen are buried.
Local Expert
April 9, 2018

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