Danes and their Final Resting Places in and beyond Copenhagen.
Church and Graveyard - Kølstrup Church
Danish Church with its special and beautiful Danish
style graveyard. The picture shows Kølstrup Church
from 1200 - with crow-stepped gables and situated near
the town of Kerteminde on the eastern part of Funen.
Cemeteries and Famous Resting Places
Christian Churches and Cemeteries in Denmark are public - and owned
by the Danish State!
Cemeteries and Bird Sanctuaries
Danish cemeteries are also popular places among tourists
- who can walk around or take a peaceful historic
stroll - while experiencing the many old graves
and monuments. The Danish graveyards are
unique in their landscape structure
and picturesque layout with carefully
selected planting of various trees - shrubs and
green pastures - as well as the establishment
of lakes with connecting avenues and
footpaths that is in great harmony with the rest
of the naturalistic style of the graveyard landscape
- which also has turned the exquisite burial grounds
to attractive bird sanctuaries with
a fascinating wildlife.
Vestre Kirkegård (Vestre Cemetery) in Copenhagen
is the largest
cemetery in Denmark and Scandinavia
Each burial plot at Danish cemeteries is quite unique
its own style - identity and history
Kirkegård (Vestre Cemetery)
Kirkegård (Vestre Cemetery) is located just a
few bus stops from the city centre of Copenhagen - and
is the largest cemetery in Denmark and Scandinavia -
where many Danish prime minister's and other prominent
people have their final resting place.
graveyards - with small private parcels
small burial plots at Danish graveyards are quite special
with little marked private parcels - and a variety of
headstones with flower beds inside that all are surrounded
by miniature formed boxwood hedges in a well cultivated
Graveyards are tranquil oasis
Visitors and relatives are offered a special horticultural
garden design - with small marked burial
plots and different flower beds inside and
around the variety of headstones - where every parcel
is surrounded by miniature formed boxwood
hedges. The graveyard areas are divided into
many inspiring garden sections - which create a tranquil
oasis and blends Danish nature together with
a splendid and scenic garden display - where each
burial plot has its own style - identity and
typical Urn graveyard with little burial plots - in
a splendid and restful garden layout. 70% of all Christian
Danes are cremated after their funeral - and buried
in special sections at the cemetery.
graveyards - are tranquil oasis
Danish graveyards are unique in their landscape structure
- and a very picturesque layout that has turned the
burial grounds into bird sanctuaries with a fascinating
are a very important
part of the Danish Cultural Heritage - and the Danes
protestant background and Christian upbringing
No other Scandinavian nation or other countries in
the world have graveyards with little private
gardens plots like the ones at Danish cemeteries.
The many cemeteries and graveyards around the city
are interesting national landmarks
and beautiful historical memorials
that has been a public gathering place for generations
- and are worth a visit - plus a very important part
of the Danish Cultural Heritage -
and national treasure - that symbolizes
the Danes Christian upbringing - protestant background
and years of ancient history.
Plots for Famous Danes and Copenhageners
Famous Danes and their final resting place
famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian
thinker and philosopher Søren A. Kierkegaard.
Baroness and legendary author Karen
F. S. Grundtvig
F. S. Grundtvig - Danish
and national philosopher.
Niels Bohr - Nobel
Prize winner in Physics.
sculptor of international
Niels Juel and Vice-Admiral Peter
Burial Plot are open for visitors!
resting places for Danish Kings - Queens
and prominent persons in Danish History
Cathedral - 1170
Cathedral from 1170 has been the Burial
place for Danish Kings and Queens since
the 14th century and after the Christian
reformation in 1536. 40 Kings and Queens
rest in the Cathedral - both the Oldenborg
and Glücksborg line of Monarchs. The
Royal Burial Plot is open for visitors.
Abbey Church - 1160
Abbey Church from 1160 is the longest church
in Denmark and the final resting place for
several Danish Royalties and Archbishop
Absalon - who is the founder of Copenhagen
and was the Archbishop of Roskilde and
Lund - Sweden. The Burial Plot is open for
Roskilde Cathedral from 1170 -
has been the Burial place
for Danish Kings and Queens - since the
protestant reformation in 1536