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Skogskyrkogarden

Stockholm, Sweden
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Ranked #40 of 159 attractions in Stockholm
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
83 helpful votes 83 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
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
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
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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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130 reviews 130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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83 attraction reviews
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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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Hong Kong
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a beautiful and tranquil place; actually I visited it a few months ago… thought that I should write a review for other future travelers. The place is huge, serene and simply peaceful, one can spend hours just sitting and slowly walking around… the weather is superb when I visited it, I highly recommended this place.

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Leuven
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50 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Took the subway to reach this. It's like right next to the subway station. It's seriously so big there! I was impressed that the roads to this place were also cleared since I didn't expect it to be cleared. This whole place was designed by 2 famous architects and my friend explained to me that they believed that when someone... More

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