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Skogskyrkogården is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a cemetery and a park that was designed by architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz in the early 20th century. The name means «The Woodland Cemetery» in Swedish.

Skogskyrkogården is open every day of the year from 8:00 to 16:00. The entrance is free and there are guided tours available on weekends and holidays from May to September. You can also book a private tour for groups of 10 or more.

To get to Skogskyrkogården, you can take the subway (green line) to Skogskyrkogården station, which is right next to the main gate. You can also take bus 161 or 163 from Gullmarsplan or bus 172 from Slussen. There is a parking lot near the main gate for cars and bicycles.

Some tips for visiting Skogskyrkogården are:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as the terrain is hilly and uneven.
  • Respect the silence and the privacy of the mourners and visitors.
  • Do not litter or damage the plants and monuments.
  • Do not bring pets, except for guide dogs.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol.

Some of the highlights of Skogskyrkogården are:

  • The Chapel of Resurrection, which is a circular building with a conical roof and a cross-shaped window.
  • The Seven Chapels, which are small buildings that represent different stages of life and death.
  • The Woodland Crematorium, which is a complex of three buildings connected by a colonnade and a courtyard.
  • The Cross of Faith, which is a large wooden cross on a hill overlooking the cemetery.
  • The Meditation Grove, which is a secluded area with benches and trees for reflection and contemplation.

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