Aereslunden Cemetery

Oslo, Norway

Vår Frelsers gravlund was created in 1808 as a result of the great famine and cholera epidemic of the Napoleonic Wars. Its grounds were extended in 1911. The cemetery has been full since 1952. The cemetery is known primarily for Æreslunden, Norway's main honorary burial ground. Famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Wergeland, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Richard Nordrak, Christian Krogh and Alf Prøysen are buried here.

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Akersveien 33, Oslo, Norway
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Founded: 1808
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Norway

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Rajpar Muzafar (11 months ago)
A well kept place to visit. It was great to pay homage to great people of past such as Neil's Bohr.
Ed Biraku (3 years ago)
Quite place, you can talk to Ibsen there. Those other guys; i dont really know them
Ioannis Paisis (3 years ago)
Peaceful and very photogenic place. You can spend a few hours just taking photos and enjoying this fantastic place. Like heaven on earth.
Yina Chan (3 years ago)
This beautiful, peaceful cemetery holds some of the dearest figures in Norwegian history. Here you find Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edvard Munch, Christian and Oda Krogh, to name a few. Quite fascinating to stroll around and read the inscriptions.
Grzegorz Sontowski (3 years ago)
Beatiful and quiet place with Munch's, Ibsen's or Ditleff's graves
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