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The Karen Blixen Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 5, 2014

The biggest surprise of our visit here was Karen Blixen's visual art. Who knew she was a fabulous artist? There are a number of pencil portraits in the house and lucky for me, a book on her art available in the gift shop. Our guide in the house was delightful and knowledgeable. The house itself is very interesting and there are many items of interest there. I was especially impressed by the flower arrangements in lovely containers everywhere. They included dandelion seed heads, rhubarb blossoms and many creative combinations. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys her writing, or anyone, really.

3  Thank gentinasybil
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

This museum, located within the house where Karen Blixen lived, is within an easy walk of the railroad station and adjacent to a small yacht harbor. It provides a wealth of information (in English and Danish) and photos of the author and her family.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a very good museum, with great interpretation. It would appear that a smallish group is allowed in every 30 [? ] minutes or so. After a brief introduction in Danish & English from the custodian, you are free to wander around the house at your own pace. A number of the rooms are set out as they would have been during Karen Blixen's lifetime. There are information cards [in Danish & English] in every room which give a good explanation of the furnishings, painting snd other mementos. Other rooms contain displays of books, letter, small objects such as travelling cases etc and all are very well explained.

The grounds are lovely and in particular the cutting garden, from which the flowers are picked to provide the stunning floral displays in the various rooms. Karen Blixen's grave is located in a glade in the woods.- a very peaceful spot.

Our only disappointment was with the museum restaurant. We arrived at 13h30 on a Sunday and there was very little left of the buffet brunch on offer. We managed to put together plates for the four of us and for which the kindly only charged DKK50.00 each, rather the list price of DKK150.00. But that was it; for the numerous visitors who came in afterwards, there was no food to be had.

2  Thank bwlunn
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Got a good story of Blixens life here. What was not mentioned at the museum (that I heard from others) was that she passed away due to syfilis, brought on to her by her cheating lover.

Thank Skodoktorn
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

They have changed the displays and no longer play the film-video in the house. The displays are difficult to read and unfortunately people don't move around them quickly enough so I was unable to read the displays. Very hot in the room, no ventilation either. The coffe shop was OK, served very strong coffee which we had to return. Went with disabled parents and it was impossible for them to get upstairs to the display rooms as there is no lift to go upstairs. I would say not very "disabled friendly" as my mother tripped down the little step in the house. The tour guide "Christine" was not overly friendly and had a bit of a bad attitude and was not very knowledable, only said a few words.

2  Thank Surrey23
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