Jewish Northern Cemetery (Mosaisk Nordre Begravelsesplads)


The Jewish Northern Cemetery in Nörrebro was formerly the principal Jewish cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has an area of 13,500 square metres and contains contains some 5,500 burials.

Many prominent Jewish families are buried here such as the parents of Nobel prize winner Niels Bohr, the grandfather of famous comedian and pianist Viktor Borge and the Bing family who started the company known today as Royal Copenhagen Porcelain.

The oldest burial in the cemetery is from 1694. The cemetary expanded to its current size in 1854. The last burial in The Jewish Northern Cemetery was in 1967.

Since 1886 Jews have mainly been buried at Vestre Mosaic Cemetery which is in use today.