Dating from 1711, and the largest burial ground in Copenhagen, this land is also a public park. Families come here for picnics, and aspirant rock bands use it as an open-air venue to perform before a live, captive audience.
It also contains the graves of the two towering literary figures of Denmark, both Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard. These men were rivals in life, but in this graveyard they are at peace with one another. Many critics today believe both men were latent homosexuals. Martin Andersen NexÃ¸, a famous novelist of his time who depicted the struggles of the working class, is also buried here, as are many other famous Danes, a sort of "Who Was Who." Even the brewer who still keeps half of Denmark drunk at night, Carlsberg patriarch Christen Jacobsen, is interred here.