Nordre Cemetery

Nordre Cemetery
A grave monument (Christian Filtenborg)
Coordinates56°10′4″N 10°12′51″E / 56.16778°N 10.21417°E / 56.16778; 10.21417
Owned byAarhus Municipality
Size14.8 hectares
WebsiteOfficial website

Nordre Cemetery (Northern Cemetery) is a cemetery in Aarhus, Denmark. It was established in 1876, east of Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital by Nørrebrogade.

Nordre Cemetery was established from the early 1870s to 1892 and was inaugurated in 1876. The cemetery replaced Søndre Kirkegård formerly located on the site of the present day city hall. The chapel is architecturally in Neo-Romanesque style and was inaugurated in 1880. The chapel was remodelled in 1909 and a crematorium was added in the basement in 1941.[1]

Nordre Cemetery has been expanded several times in 1891, 1892, 1899 and 1912. In 1920 it was decided to establish Vestre Kirkegård since Nordre Kirkegård was filling up and the new cemetery was inaugurated 7 years later. Enrico Mylius Dalgas, Peter Sabroe, Hans Broge and Herman Salling are interred in Nordre Kirkegård.[2]


Some notable people buried at Nordre Cemetery include:


  1. ^ "Nordre Kirkegård" (in Danish). Aarhus University. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Nordre Kirkegård" (in Danish). Aarhus Municipality. Retrieved 24 August 2015.

External links

  • Official website
  • Aarhus Encyclopedia
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