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Skogskyrkogarden

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Address: Hallvagen 14, Stockholm 122 33, Sweden
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+46 8 508 316 20
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Unesco World Heritage Skogskyrkogården is beautiful all year round,...

The Unesco World Heritage Skogskyrkogården is beautiful all year round, much due to the unique way it is woven into the landscape. The cemetery never closes, so you can easily acces the World Heritage when you prefer, throughout the year. More than 2,000 funeral ceremonies take place at the Skogskyrkogården each year. This means that the five chapels are in frequent use and therefore closed to the public. If you are interested in the chapels and their interiors, come along for a public guided tour or book a private tour. We also have audio and visitor's guides, which you can download prior to your visit. Please visit our website for more information.

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Wonderful walk

This cemetery is located south of Stockholm - about 15 minutes with subway. The architecture of the cemetery is one of a kind and must be seen to be believed! Another reason... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cemetery is located south of Stockholm - about 15 minutes with subway. The architecture of the cemetery is one of a kind and must be seen to be believed! Another reason to visit is that this is where the one and only Greta Garbo finally was laid to rest.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic cemetery, listed by Unesco as a world heritage, and it's well worth its place. One of the world's greatest movie stars of all time, Greta Garbo, is buried here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I visited Skogskyrkogarden in early December. I've visited a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on previous trips but few that date only to the early 20th century. This complex was designed by architects Erik Gunnar Asplund & Sigurd Lewerentz who competed with others for this project. UNESCO cites the "Nordic landscape, unique architecture & artistic decoration" being an inspiration... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was amazed in the first place to see a cemetery on the list of "To do" in a city. It is indeed a very strange place to be in, let alone to visit during a trip abroad. It has a morbid and strange scent all over it.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This church yard is so much more than the name. It is a lovely placve to walk in, shaped by one of the most famous architechs in Sweden Gunnar Asplund. A place with calm. 1 of November the candlelights are overwelming.

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Taby, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This cemetery is not scary. It's too big for being cosy but I feel that I couldn't find a better place for waiting for the eternity.

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to Skogskyrkogarden (which translates to Woodland garden) by subway, and while we had to ask directions when we got to the stop, it was not difficult to find. It is a peaceful, beautiful cemetery with tall trees and meandering paths. A UNESCO site recognizing the unique use of land for the cemetery, it is an example of the... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I got here by train. Enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. I even saw a few deers. Can you imagine how peaceful this place is if you have deers? I went to the Chapel. A gardener brought me in and he explained to me on the architecture of the chapel and why it was built such. Really enjoyed it here, although I... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had waited a long time to visit this place but wow, it was better than I had imagined. No longer wondering why it received its Unesco World Heritage status. Calm, serene and beautiful, with the different chapels displaying different architectural styles. Admittedly we did have wonderful weather (sunny autumn) when we visited but as long as the rain isn't pouring... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit. Maybe if you're in Stockholm for just a couple of days then you can skip it.. But if you're in Stockholm for more than two three days, then you have to visit it. It might be strange to review a grave yard, but this one is much different from many grave yards.

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