Spring! It is that time of the year again when those beautiful pink flowers blossom.
Here in Copenhagen there are plenty of location you can visit to see these beautiful flowers and at the same time relax with your loved ones.
Hint: most of them involves the word CEMETERY.
- Bispebjerg Kirkergård. This is the first cemetery that you must visit when you want to check out the cherry blossoms. There is one part of the cemetery where the trees are all lined up and it is simply beyond amazing! Try to go there as early as you can though because this place is pretty popular. It can get pretty crowded from 11:00 onwards, which means taking a picture of the cherry blossoms will be a bit challenging.
2400 København NVRead: Cherry Blossoms in the Cemetery
- Langelinie. Langelinie is famous for being the home of The Little Mermaid. But, there is so much more to see in Langelinie than just that beauty. Every April, people are gathered here to see the Cherry Blossoms. As a matter of fact, the annual Sakura Festival in Copenhagen is held here. But this year will be a little more special than the rest because this year marks the 150th anniversary of Danish- Japanese Diplomatic Relations.
The date for the Sakura Festival:
April 29-30, 2017
- Vestre Kirkegård. This cemetery is located close to the zoo in Frederiksberg so if ever you feel like going to the zoo and check out cherry blossoms at the same time this place is perfect for you. 🙂 The cherry blossoms here are not as grand and many as those in Langelinie and Bispebjerg Kirkegaård but this cemetery is equally beautiful so give it a try. 🙂
I am Asian so visiting cemeteries is very sacred for me. In our culture, we simply do not go to cemeteries just because we want to take pictures of trees or to have a picnic. The Asian in me is saying, ‘Ghosts will probably join me in this selfie’ but, I have to learn to live like a local too. Visiting and hygge in cemeteries are usual for Danes, so give it a try as well.
I truly just pray that the ghosts will not hygge with me or even join my selfies.