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A Unesco World Heritage site, this non-denominational cemetery, designed by Swedish architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, is (irrespective of your beliefs) incredibly emotive. Spend an afternoon walking through the grounds and notice how the cemetery’s architects have used the natural landscape to create different perspectival effects depending on what section you’re in. Especially moving is The Children’s Garden, surrounded by stunted trees intended to represent the young lives lost. Skogskyrkogården translates to The Woodland Cemetery, and aside from the few chapels and sculptures that dot the grounds, the landscape is dominated by huge towering pine trees (that weirdly seem to all be the same height). Photo credit to Susanne Hallmann.

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