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Skogskyrkogarden

Stockholm, Sweden
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Ranked #40 of 160 attractions in Stockholm
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Great area of real beauty. You should visit in summer and winter. Its particularly beautiful on all saints day too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

There is no reason to go out of your way to visit this cemetery unless you are one of those people who likes to tick off world heritage sites. It is a 20 minute train ride south of the city centre, a T-bana stop is just outside the entrance. The cemetery covers a huge area but there are no maps... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lovely peaceful excursion. Easy to get to. Get the green underground line to Skogskyrkogården. Turn right out of exit and you are there. Stunning scenery. Many people walk up to Greta Gabo's tomb. Don't miss the lovely and gorgeous Karl & Kristina's café a stone's throw away from Greta Garbo's tomb. Check opening hours before going!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

One of the few UNESCO world heritage sites built in the 20th century this is a peaceful woodland cemetery not far from the center of Stockholm. Catch the green line T-Bahn to the station of the same name, about a 20 minute journey from downtown. The setting with the gravestones interspersed among the towering trees is beautiful and incredibly peaceful.... More

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Perth, Australia
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103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

went for a winters walk and was not disappointed dudes. loved it! really enjoyed the walk loads or birds churping as sun was peeping through the trees. if you have time then go for a walk and take in the fresh air

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Absolutely amazing experience. all those candles.... really worth it if you're around this time of year. a bit too many people but that was expected.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Very large and mostly peaceful cemetery. Beautiful garden and interesting architecture. But not very impressive as for being UNESCO. Interesting to see on first Saturday of November for day of dead with all the candles and visitors.

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Tokyo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We too are obsessed with UNESCO sites. And I studied art history. Am I missing something here? It was a beautiful cemetary. And I appreciate the modern architecture to an extent. But when I think of all the beautifully designed cemetaries that aren't on UNESCO (Arlington, Lviv, Vienna). There's no directions to famous graves, which was a bit disappointing, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We visited the Woodland Cemetery on a Sunday morning, when a guided tour takes place in English. You can either buy tickets from the City Museum in advance (free with the Stockholm Card) or get them from the guide on the day. As others have said, this is a beautiful, peaceful place, and it's easy to forget that it is... More

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Haworth, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We are mildly obsessed with seeing UNESCO sites, so we went out to Skogskyrkogarden in the late evening hoping that it would be more interesting than it looked online. It wasn't. If you have no particular interest in landscape architecture and/or don't have time to go take a guided tour, just heading out there alone to see it will not... More

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