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Mariebjerg Cemetery

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Established  1926-1933
Country  Denmark
Owned by  Gentofte Municipality
Phone  +45 39 98 86 00
Location  Gentofte, Copenhagen
Type  Public
Size  26.6 hectares
Owner  Gentofte Municipality
Mariebjerg Cemetery
Address  Mariebjergvej 1, 2820 Gentofte, Denmark
Burials  Frits Schlegel, Carl Erik Soya, Jais Nielsen, Gull-Maj Norin
Similar  Lyngby Kirke, Mariebjerg (Lyngbyv, Emdrup Torv (Frederik, Mariebjer (Nybrovej), Dan Turells Plads (Vangede

Mariebjerg Cemetery (Danish: Mariebjerg Kirkegård) is located in Gentofte north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was laid out between 1926 and 1933 to the design of the landscape architect Gudmund Nyeland Brandt and is considered an important example of European Modernist landscape architecture. Its design has inspired many other cemeteries both in Denmark and abroad.

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Layout

Mariebjerg Cemetery is laid out in a tight, schematic grid pattern over an area of just over 25 hectares. A network of wide avenues cut through the cemetery and long, metre-high hedges subdivide the area.

Each of the resulting spaces contains an interpretation of a characteristic part of the Danish landscape, ranging from dense woods and glades, over ditches, meadows, fields and overgrown slopes to well-nursed garden settings.

Mariebjerg Crematory and Chapel

Mariebjerg Crematory and Chapel was added in 1936. It was built to the design of Frits Schlegel.

References

Mariebjerg Cemetery Wikipedia


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