Landet Kirkegård is particularly known for the graves of Elvira Madigan and Count Sixten Sparre. Elvira Madigan was a circus artiste, whose real name was Hedvig Jensen. She and her lover, a Swedish dragoon lieutenant named Sixten Sparre, fled from Stockholm to Svendborg in 1889. Here, the lovers spent a few weeks together before committing suicide in Nørreskoven wood near Valdemar Castle. They did so because Sixten Sparre was married and their love was doomed.