The resting place of many famous Danes and the site of a fantastic cultural center, Assistens Cemetery is a popular location with locals and visitors to Copenhagen. Tourists flock to the area to learn about Danish culture, to relax in the quiet and secluded area and to pay their respects to some of the great figures from Denmark's past.
Assistens Cemetery is just a short distance away from the comfortable rooms of the Radisson Blu Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen. The convenient location of the hotel in Copenhagen places it within easy reach of the Assistens Cemetery and many of the city's other interesting sites.
A celebration of life
The history of the Assistens Cemetery stretches back to 1760 when it was originally conceived as a burial place for the poor of Copenhagen. This soon changed though, and the cemetery is now the resting place of many great names from Denmark's past.
The great writer Hans Christian Andersen and the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard are both interned at the Assistens Cemetery, and many visitors go to the graveyard to pay their respects to the memories of these great men. Others prefer to use the area for recreation and relaxation. The cemetery is the largest green space in the Norrebro district of Copenhagen.
Learning about the past
One of the best ways of learning about the denizens of the Assistens Cemetery is by taking one of the regular guided tours of the graveyard. Beyond that, visitors will find a great deal of information on the famous personalities buried at the cemetery at the onsite cultural center.
The serene location and fascinating history of the Assistens Cemetery has made it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Copenhagen. Guests at the excellent Radisson Blu Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen will find that a visit to the site is an enjoyably contemplative experience. From the first-class city hotel in Copenhagen this excellent attraction can become a memorable part of any stay in the city.