About Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm
Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm - Address, Phone Number
Address: Sockenvagen, 122 33 Stockholm, Sweden
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This is Sweden’s most famous cemetery, not only for the many dignitaries interred here (Greta Garbo and Arthur Adson), but also for the sheer harmony of architectural and natural beauty that architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz were able to achieve. Completed in 1920, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. From the colonnaded entrance the path goes through wooded gravesites shaded by pine trees, sculptures by Carl Milles, rolling meadows, the Almhojden meditation grove, the exquisite Seven Springs Way, the 3.6 km limestone wall, a large granite cross, a small Crematorium, five chapels (Woodland Chapel, Chapel of Resurrection are the main ones) that are almost in continuous use in the day.
- The only way to visit inside the chapels is by a public or private guided tour, book on the park website. Multiple language options available.
- The park guide and map can be found on the cemetery website.
- The audioguide in English can be found on SoundCloud.
Skogskyrkogarden Ticket Prices
- Public Guided tour in English: SEK 100
Skogskyrkogarden Opening and Closing Hours
- Public Guided tour in English: July—September: Sunday: 10:30am. Buy tickets on cemetery website.
How To reach Skogskyrkogarden by Public Transport
- Bus 183 stop Kvarter 50.
- Bus 180, 816, 890 stop Enskededalen Karrtorpsvagen.
- Subway 18 stop Skogskyrkogarden T-bana.
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We visited on a perfectly sunny day, very peaceful and beautiful walk. As far as graveyards go it is a more modern and active site, so it doesn't have the oldest and grandest selection of stones or mausoleums for goths to lurk around. Walking through all the trees however is something very special and you can see why someone would wish to be laid to rest here. We spent some time within the Jewish cemetery, and what was striking was the sense of community from the brief encounters we had.
I wouldn't say this was particularly special for me. If you are in Stockholm for many days, go on a day when you are tired of traveling around and just want a peaceful relaxing attraction. The mushrooms there however, were really attractive to me.
It's just a graveyard, really. A very big, calm, pretty graveyard, but just a graveyard. It's not medieval or anything super special, and it's not a place to go to to read a book or something, so the total appeal is lost on me, but it's great to take a walk through and enjoy nature and quite (when you move away from the heavy construction machinery). There's a cool grove at the top of a small hill which is great for meditation or reading, but other than that not worth more than a passing visit.
It's great and offers lots of nice views but all the heavy equipment like front loaders and tractors driving around spoils the experience. A world heritage site like this should get funding to empliy non disruptive manual maintenance. Not putting blame on the workers but rather the people responsible for its financing.
One of the most beautiful places on Earth. The grounds are absolutely sprawling, so come prepared. Don't miss the visitor's centre, also designed by Gunner Asplund. Easy to reach by Hotorget subway line.
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