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Skogskyrkogarden

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Address: Hallvagen 14, Stockholm 122 33, Sweden
Phone Number: 46850831620
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
3jean
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Linkoping, Sweden
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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank duisdeil
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I can see why this is on the UNESCO World Heritage site. Its absolutely surreal to be here. The architecture, the landscape., the designing of this cemetery is breathtaking. There is no fee to get in and enjoy this. A must see! When we went there were many active funerals and this is a place that people are still laid... More 

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Thank Derik B
England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful, beautiful park. Of course it is a cemetery so it is a place of respect and reflection but it is also beautiful to admire while you walk through the streets between the hills and gardens. It's so quiet and peaceful, and contemplative. Go on the meditation hill - the views are beautiful. It only takes 15... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

It is very easy to reach this woodland cemetery by the public transport as the Tunnelbana station is very close by. The cemetery, however, is huge and unless you intend to spend a long time you will only be able to see a small part of it on foot. We still found it well worth the visit for the short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Spent a lovely morning here, difficult to describe as its not like any other cemetery. A woodland space with plenty of open spaces and walkways winding through gardens. Greto garbo grave is here although quite difficult to find. Its a short distance from the centre on the t bahn and is a relaxing attraction away from the hustle and bustle.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Beautifully landscaped cemetery well suited for a relaxing walk as well as sightseeing as there are some interesting graves (Greta Garbo among other) and chapels. The cemetery is not that old though, but by swedish standards it is huge and it is very impressive. It is usually on my list of attractions I show friends and family visiting Stockholm.

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Thank Stefan J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A peaceful, beautiful place. A lot to see, touching and personal details everywere. This is a day trip. I spent there 3 hours walking and saw just a scratch. If you have access to wi-fi, you can follow a soundguided tour. It is interesting to listen afterwards also so sy least take the UR-code with you when you leave.

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