Garnisons Cemetery, Copenhagen

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Garnisons Cemetery is a cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was inaugurated in 1671 on a site just outside the Eastern City Gate, as a military cemetery complementing the naval Holmens Cemetery which had been inaugurated a few years earlier on a neighbouring site. Later the cemetery was opened to civilian burials as well.Garnisons Cemetery is an independent cemetery, managed by the parochial church council, placed under the army's highest authority.HistoryGarnisons Cemetery was founded by a decree from King Frederick III and laid out in 1664 on a site outside the Bastioned Fortifications, next to the main road leading in and out of the Eastern City Gate and opposite the naval Holmens Cemetery which was laid out around the same time. Burials began the same year but the site, former marshland, was rather unsuitable for the purpose since ground water levels made it hard to bury the bodies in sufficiently deep grounds. In 1671 some improvements were made when the site was enclosed by pallisades and ditches and the cemetery was officially inaugurated on 13 July 1671.During the first decades, the cemetery remained relatively little used. In 1706 Garnison's Church was built on Sankt Annæ Plads and in 1723 the Soldier's Cemetery received its current name.
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  • Garnisons Kirkegaard is a peaceful spot to wander among the beautiful old trees and graves both current and old. It dates back to the 1600's and a number of famous (and not so famous) Danes are...  more »
  • The old garrison cemetery of Copenhagen. Very atmospheric place. There are almost no visitors, you can walk quietly, enjoying solitude. Wandered here by accident, on the way from the Little Mermaid.  more »
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  • This is the most beautiful cemetery I've ever seen. It's like a botanical garden. I could've spent hours in here taking photos. I don't understand the low ratings (unless you're coming here to learn about the military men buried here and don't give 2 poots about the flora - then yeah, OK, you might be disappointed).
  • Nice park to walk through and escape the heat!

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