Read more about the architects and the history behind the UNESCO World Heritage site Skogskyrkogården (the Woodland Cemetery) here. You can also find out more about the landscape and buildings in the area.
When Skogskyrkogården was founded at the beginning of the 1900s, the aim was to create something special, something original — a cemetery blending nature and architecture into a seamless whole.Gå till "New thinking"
Skogskyrkogården’s two architects, Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, met as students and crossed paths several times over the years.Gå till "The Architects"
A historic review of the creation and development of Skogskyrkogården, and how it finally came to be a world heritage site.Gå till "Skogskyrkogården timeline"
Architect Johan Celsing designed the New Crematorium at the Woodland Cemetery.Gå till "New Crematorium"
The Woodland Chapel is the cemetery’s first and smallest chapel. It was designed by Gunnar Asplund and inaugurated in 1920.Gå till "Woodland Chapel"
Chapel of Resurrection
Designed by Lewerentz and completed in 1925, the Chapel of Resurrection has the look of a neoclassicist temple.Gå till "Chapel of Resurrection"
1923 saw the completion of a staff and service building in the southern part of Skogskyrkogården, between the Woodland Chapel and the Chapel of Resurrection.Gå till "Visitors Center"
The Woodland Crematorium
The Woodland Crematorium and its three chapels: Faith, Hope and the Holy Cross.Gå till "The Woodland Crematorium"
When the Skogskyrkogården’s architects Sigurd Lewerentz and Gunnar Asplund designed the landscaping and the buildings, they started with the experience of the visitors — the concept of mourning and the feelings surrounding it.Gå till "The experience"
Visitors are met by the beautifully rolling landscape from the very entrance to Skogskyrkogården.Gå till "The nature"
Almhöjden is a meditation grove that stands just to the right of the main entrance.Gå till "Almhöjden"
An immense granite cross is the only thing to break up the horizon when visitors come through the main entrance and look out over the rolling, open landscape.Gå till "Granite Cross"
Seven Springs Way
At a length of 888 metres, the stunning Seven Springs Way runs straight from the meditation grove to the Chapel of Resurrection.Gå till "Seven Springs Way"
Established in 1961, the Skogskyrkogården Remembrance Garden stands on a hill to the right of Almhöjden, the meditation grove, looking from the main entrance.Gå till "Remembrance Garden"
A stone wall 3.6 kilometres in length surrounds Skogskyrkogården.Gå till "The Wall"
The World Heritage Skogskyrkogården is a well-documented site, both in text and image. The following are a few tips if you want to extend your knowledge.Gå till "Resources"