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The Karen Blixen Museum

Rungsted Strandvej 111, Rungsted 2960, Denmark
+45 45 57 10 57
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A historic home, bird sanctuary, park, and museum all in one, located in the house of writer and Nobel Prize finalist Baroness Karen Blixen (in the US and UK, Isak Dinesen), known especially for "Out of Africa" and "Seven Gothic Tales". The museum not only maintains the 17th century house, Blixen's furnishings, and the park, but regularly hosts exhibitions related to Blixen's life and work in Kenya and Denmark. Recent exhibitions have included an exhibition "HER" by internationally acclaimed artist Candice Breitz about Meryl Streep's career.
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Rungsted Strandvej 111, Rungsted 2960, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Karen Blixen Museum is located in the former farmyard owned by her father before she emigrated to Africa and subsequently lived in by Karen Blixen from her return in 1931 until her death in the early 1960s. It contains one room with an interesting...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We spent an hour in the café (God food but a little pricy) drinking excellent wine and enjoying a delicate light meal. Afterwards the trip around the museum took around 1½ - 2 hours. We can absolutely recommend this for anyone with the slightest interest...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We took the train to Runsted to visit the museum as part of a birthday day out. The entrance fee of 100 DKK seemed high as it was a huge increase from the last time we visited. There is a good film and good printed...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

The location is perfect, located just next to Rungstedgaard hotel overlooking the Öresund strait. If you are interested in Karen Blixen, have seen the movie "Out of Africa" or have read any of her books, this is the place to visit. She is buried in...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

A small, quaint museum offering an insight into the life of Karen Blixen. Set in her original house on the seafront in Rungsted, the grounds are also very pretty and worth a stroll around.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

This small but intimate museum is located a relatively short train ride north of Copenhagen. We found it an easy and quite pleasant trip and took the walk through the woods to reach the museum. There is very good signage from the train station and...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

The museum is charming and very personal. One can see all the rooms on the main floor and they are just as they were when Karen Blixen lived there. The informational and educational exhibit at the beginning was very helpful and sensitive. I particularly loved...More

Thank Liblady67
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

As we were staying in the area, thought we would have a look around, Karen's story is told in a room upstairs in short paragraphs and photos, very well presented. The tour guide repeated most of the information we had already read so it was...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Understated museum, very tasteful and very interesting. What an inspiring woman Karen Blixen was and held in very high esteem by all those who came across her. Pretty house, with an excellent introduction by a charming guide and well labelled exhibits. Timed entry makes for...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Having loved "out of Africa" and Babette's Feast I made sure we visited Karen Blixen's childhood and later adult home a short train ride from Copenhagen. A lovely walk from station takes you through a small Forrest past her burial site and onto the house....More

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