Assistens Cemetery

Local nameAssistens Kirkegard
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark

Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the burial site of many Danish notables as well as an important greenspace in the Nørrebro district. Inaugurated in 1760, it was originally a burial site for the poor laid out to relieve the crowded graveyards inside the walled city, but during the Golden Age in the first half of the 19th century it became fashionable and many leading figures of the epoch, such as Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, and Christen Købke are all buried here.

Late in the 19th century, as Assistens Cemetery had itself become crowded, a number of new cemeteries were established around Copenhagen, including Vestre Cemetery, but up through the 20th century it has continued to attract notables. Among the latter are the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr and a number of American jazz musicians who settled in Copenhagen during the 1950s and 1960s, including Ben Webster and Kenny Drew.

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Opening hours

Oct - Mar: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Apr - Sep: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +45 35 37 19 17

Address Kapelvej 4, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

Coordinates 55°41'31.387" N 12°32'57.189" E

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