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Jewish Northern Cemetery (Copenhagen)

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Jewish Northern Cemetery
The gatehouse
Coordinates55°41′28″N 12°33′25″E / 55.691°N 12.557°E / 55.691; 12.557Coordinates: 55°41′28″N 12°33′25″E / 55.691°N 12.557°E / 55.691; 12.557
TypeJewish (closed)
No. of graves5,500

The Jewish Northern Cemetery in Nørrebro was formerly the principal Jewish cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has an area of 13,500 square metres and contains some 5,500 burials.


The Jewish congregation in Copenhagen purchased a 900 square metre site outside the city for use as a burial site in the early 1690s. The oldest burial in the cemetery is from 1694. Further acquisitions of land had brought the cemetery up to its current size by 1854 but it was still passed out of use when a new Jewish cemetery opened in connection with the new Vestre Cemetery.[1]


The brick wall which today surrounds the cemetery on three sides, along Møllegade, Guldbergsgade and Birkegade, was built in 1873 to a design by Vilhelm Tvede. The entrance is on Møllegade. The cemetery was listed in 1983.[2]


Buildings facing the cemetery
Buildings facing the cemetery

Cultural depictions


The Jewish Northern Cemetery is the subject of an instrumental song, "The Jewish Cemetery on Møllegade", by Jóhann Jóhannsson.[3]

Image gallery

See also


  1. ^ "Nørrebros jødiske kirkegård åbnes for offentligheden" (in Danish). AOK. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  2. ^ "Mosarisk Begravelsesplads" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
  3. ^ Bruce-Jones, Henry (24 April 2019). "Jóhann Jóhannsson's early works to be reissued on Retrospective I". Fact. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
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