Take a walk with Søren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen and other famous Danes in the Danish graveyard of Assistens, part of the cultural venue Kulturcentret Assistens in Nørrebro.
The cultural venue Assistens in the area of Nørrebro in Copenhagen is a combined museum, park and graveyard. Here, visitors can get an insight into the cultural history of the city.
The graveyard was founded in 1760 and is still used today. In its over 200 years of existence, it has become the last resting place for a number of famous Danish personalities.
Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard alive and kicking
Thus the graves of most Danish cultural celebrities are to be found at Assistens. And Hans Christian Andersen might as well do the same rounds of visiting his friends now as he did when he was alive: they are all resting within walking distance from his own grave.
Join one of the guided tours, which are held in both Danish and English, at the famous graveyard where more than 300.000 bodies are entombed.
Or experience one of the Kulturcenter Assistens’ evocations where several of the great personalities are awaken from the dead, for instance H.C. Andersen and the famous philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.