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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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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Unique UNESCO World Heritage Site That's Easy to Get to by Subway

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... read more

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Mobile,AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 November 17, 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 November 15, 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 October 29, 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 October 23, 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 October 18, 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 September 19, 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 September 7, 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is very close to central Stockholm and it's unbelievable how green it is, in the summer the tall trees provide ample shade to walk under them and it's a new experience to see a cemetery in the woods, definitely interesting.

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

A Unesco World Heritage site designation for a cemetery is a bit surprising. But it's calm, serene and not at all morbid to wander round this highly influential woodland cemetery on a nice day, enjoying the fresh smell of the woodland. Easy to get to by metro, also has a small cafe and information centre.

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