Malmö Eastern Cemetery (Malmö, Sweden)

Malmö Eastern Cemetery (Malmö, Sweden)
The Eastern Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Malmö. Both landscape and buildings were designed by the renowned architect Sigurd Lewerentz.

About the cemetery

The Malmö Eastern cemetery was inaugurated in 1921. The architect Sigurd Lewerentz dedicated a large part of his life to the Eastern Cemetery, creating a prime example of Swedish architecture and its development over time.

The ridge, Hohögsåsen, divides the cemetery into two architectural styles. South of the ridge, the architecture is strictly regular with cut hedges and form trees, while the terrain north of the ridge has invited a design with more free-growing plants and continuous lawns. 

While strolling through the cemetery you will notice the chapel, the crematory, the bell tower and the lush landscape itself,  all designed by Lewerentz. However, his most famous work in the cemetery is probably the flower kiosk -  a simple concrete house where the windows are attached with black sealant that attracts. It was completed in 1965, and was Lewerentz’s last work before he passed away in 1975.


Swedish federation of Cemeteries and Crematoria
Sveavagen 116
10432 Stockholm

Tel: +46 81 50540
Fax: +46 86 128036

Tourist information

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P.O. Box 7542 SE-103 93

Tel: +46 8 789 24 00
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