Skogskyrkogården

Stockholm, Sweden

Skogskyrkogården (“The Woodland Cemetery”) is a cemetery founded in 1917. Its design reflects the development of architecture from national romantic style to mature functionalism. Skogskyrkogården came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede. The design of the young architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz was selected. Work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine trees and was completed three years later. The architects' use of the natural landscape created an extraordinary environment of tranquil beauty that had a profound influence on cemetery design throughout the world.

The crematorium, with its remarkable Faith, Hope, and Holy Cross Chapels was Gunnar Asplund's final work of architecture, opened shortly before his passing in 1940. In 1994, Skogskyrkogården was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Tallum Pavilion, visitors can see an exhibition about the cemetery and the story of its origins and the two architects whose vision created it.

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Mateusz (38 days ago)
Haven’t seen place like this - cementary ina park that is full of art commemorating the deceased. It is a real place of calm reflection on life and death. + a UNESCO site
Adam B (50 days ago)
Calm and peaceful place. Nice to get away from the city and go for a walk
Natalia K (4 months ago)
I felt like I was walking up to heaven. Architectural masterpiece creating a wonderful place for contemplation.
Violet Westphal (7 months ago)
A very cozy place to visit! I occasionally visit this place and doing my routine promenade after visiting the grave of our close and dear to us.I love passing by the grave of Greta Garbo love looking at the beautiful landscape ect..
Tomek Gancarczyk (8 months ago)
Modernist masterpiece designed by Gunnar Asplund, truly unique mixture of city park, forest and cemetery
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