Bibliotekshaven | Photo: Ida Gjorup

Copenhagen in the footsteps of Søren Kierkegaard

Even though philosopher and writer Søren Kierkegaard's life and work today interests the whole world, he was himself a very local fellow. He put his mark on the city - physically as well as spiritually. Kierkegaard walked the streets of Copenhagen, and his promenades are world famous.

On his walks through the city he watched and sensed his fellow men, situations and conversations he heard on the streets and later transformed them into notes and records. Kierkegaard is buried in Assistens Cemetery. You can see his grave there, and in front of The Royal Library you can visit a statue, erected in memory of the great thinker.

We also recommend our guide to HC Andersen's Copenhagen and our fairy tale theme.

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