The Woodland Cemetery - Skogskyrkogården - in Enskede, southern Stockholm, was built between 1919 and 1940 by the architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. On a ridge overgrown with pines they created a sacred landscape with several small chapels arranged to interact with the natural surroundings. It expresses on a large scale the design aspirations that characterized Swedish architecture before and after World War II. Asplund mainly devoted himself to the buildings, with the Crematorium standing out as a central work both in his own career and in the architecture of the 1930s as a whole. Skogskyrkogården was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994. The justification of the World Heritage Committee was: "Skogskyrkogården is an outstanding example of how architecture and landscaping from our century combine to make a cemetery. This creation has had a great influence on the design of cemeteries all over the world."
the visitor centre is open every day from 12 - 17:00 hr, from the 27th of May to 2 September. Closed 22 and 23 June. To book a tour, contact the Stockholm Stadsmuseum at http://www.stadsmuseum.stockholm.se.