Östra Cemetery (Jönköping, Sweden)

Östra Cemetery  (Jönköping, Sweden)
Östra Cemetery, also known as the Eastern Cemetery, is located in the city of Jönköping in southern Sweden and it originates from the 17th century.

About the cemetery

The first mention of the Östra cemetery dates back to 1636. It has been expanded two times - in the 1920s and 1970s. Since the city and the railway have grown up alongside the cemetery, it has taken on a very elongated and irregular shape.

The cemetery provides a good deal of historical information thanks to its wonderful old gravestones and iron railings. The chapel was built in the 1930s and is similar to the old wooden chapel which was previously destroyed in a fire. Next to the chapel there is a 400-year-old oak tree and the landscape is punctuated by avenues lined with elm and lime trees. The cemetery also features some renowned rockeries.

*Photo and text source: www.svenskakyrkan.se


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