Granite Cross

Bild på ett stort granitkors med almträd i bakgrunden.
Almhöjden and the granite cross. Photo: Susanne Hallmann

An immense granite cross is the only thing to break up the horizon when visitors come through the main entrance and look out over the rolling, open landscape.

The granite cross was designed by Asplund in 1939 and financed by an anonymous donor.

Since Skogskyrkogården is a multi-ethnic cemetery serving faiths other than Protestant Christianity, the cross is not intended to represent a symbol of faith, but rather a symbol of the circle of life and death.