The Woodland Cemetery

Great consideration was given to choosing the exact locations for stones, paths and even trees at Skogskyrkogården. Here is the meditation area Almhöjden where several elms were planted.
Öppettid
Sunday, August 6

10.30am—12.30pm

Pris
SEK 100

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Plats
Enskede, southern Stockholm

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An art, culture and architectural walking tour through the world famous cemetery with stops at some of its five chapels.

Guided tours in English every Sunday at 10.30am June—September.

The Woodland Cemetery, or Skogskyrkogården, was created between 1917 and 1940 by the architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. On a pine-covered ridge, they shaped a sacred outdoor space with several small chapels that blend in with nature.

The architects designed the entire cemetery, from the landscaping to the smallest light. The mourning experience forms the basis of the design, while the focus is on the scenery and nature’s ability to relieve the sorrows of grief.

Today, it is globally considered one of the most important creations of modern architecture. The Skogskyrkogården was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

At the Visitors Center you can have a coffee and at the same time learn more about the Woodland Cemetery.

Read more at skogskyrkogarden.stockholm.se

Accessibility

This walk is wheelchairs and strollers friendly.

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