Karen Blixen Museum, Rungsted

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At Karen Blixen Museum, see the room where the author of the novel "Out of Africa," lived most of her life. The family estate that belonged to her father is preserved as a bird sanctuary in keeping with the writer's wishes. Find out more about the artist from a documentary exhibit on her life and work, which features original scripts, drawings, and paintings as well as biographies and letters. The museum also houses a library, a film screening room, a cafe, a shop, and an auditorium used for lectures and special exhibitions. You'll find the writer's burial plot under a huge old beech tree in the garden. Use our Rungsted itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Karen Blixen Museum and other attractions in Rungsted.
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  • We loved seeing the home of Karen Blixen, whose work we both know, and it was interesting to see also her paintings, which were mediocre, in truth, when compared to her fine writing, but which neverth...  more »
  • This was an added bonus as we travelled down the coast line to Copenhagen. Nice welcome and helpful information by the lady who lets you in to the main house. You are allowed in at different times but...  more »
  • We did not feel so sorry for Karen Blixen having to return to Denmark when we saw her beautiful family home on the coast. It is a spectacular setting on a hill overlooking the water. There are lovely ...  more »
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  • If you're an "Out of Africa" fan and/or like doing things that may not be on a typical tourist's agenda, you should visit this museum while in Denmark. It's well worth the travel time from Copenhagen (30 minute commuter train ride followed by a 15 minute walk from the station to the museum). I loved the beautiful "Danish Riviera" views, rich history, and amazingly well-preserved décor, paintings, and artifacts. Its little gift shop is surprisingly fabulous, too.
  • Beautiful house and so sad life with endless energy! Strongly recommended for everyone
  • You get a pretty full picture of Karen Blixen's life and work after a visit to this museum. You walk around in the house where she lived and there are plenty of photographs on display depicting the different periods in her life in Denmark and Kenya. Some areas of the museum look a bit makeshift, but generally this is an interesting museum and a wonderful place to visit.
  • A well presented depiction of Karen Blixen's life at her family home, now a musuem and bird sanctuary.
  • Cosy café with delicious brunch. Then a tour of Karen Blixen's home and garden. Beautifully and can anbefales😊
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