Hans Christian Andersen was after his death in 1875 buried in Copenhagen in Assistens Cemetery. Many famous and important Danes lie buried here.Hans Christian Andersen was after his death in 1875 buried in Copenhagen in Assistens Cemetery. Many famous and important Danes lie buried here.
Assistens Cemetery is in the densely populated Nørrebro in Copenhagen and is a geographically enclosed area. The cemetery was built in Nørre Forstad in 1760, the cemetery’s oldest section . The area was at the time not a “-bro district” (bridge) characterized by hobby farms and the Royal Palace Blågården. A large part of the people who have influenced the last 300 years of Danish and world history can be found in Assistens, including a significant part of the great personalities of the Golden Age:
Madame Schall, Carl Dahlén, Giuseppe Siboni, Simon Meisling, Rasmus Nyerup, Søren Kirkegaard, H.C. Oersted, Henrik Hertz, Wilhelm Pedersen, Signe Læssøe, Henriette Hanck and Ida Wilde to name just a few of the cemetery total of 300,000.
Today Assistens is known as more than a cemetery, since it also includes a Museum section, parkarea and it is planned that the Cultural Centre Assistens will develop the first digital graveyard in 2017.
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The centre is open on weekdays from 10:00 to 16:00. The exhibits are open Tuesday-Friday 11:00 to 15:00. For ordered guided tours – open by appointment – including evenings and weekends. School Service receives visits by appointment on weekdays. 10:00 to 15:30.
(In Cultural Centre Assistens, tours are given in the cemetery all year round and at all times!)
Ordered guided tours for groups on weekdays are 1,000 DKK . / Tours after 16.00 are 1500 DKK guided tours on weekends and holidays are 2000 DKK. Fees account for a group of max. 30 people.
Cultural Centre gives guided tours in the cemetery every Sunday on 14.00 from April to October. A single ticket is 50 DKK and you do not need to book in advance. All guided tours last around 1 1/2 hour.