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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
+45 45 57 10 57

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank dccv1
Reviewed 26 October 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
Reviewed 29 August 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

Thank juliecC703RD
Reviewed 24 August 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

Thank Whinbrook
Reviewed 6 August 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

Thank Meticulous57
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Short intro before walking around in Blixen's house. Very interesting film and posters about her life. Bought some of her books for summer reading

Thank tgm_oslo
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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 nevertheless were of interest. We also had brunch at the...More

Thank scrapperdc
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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 we went in on our own and...More

Thank LAW64
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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 gardens and a short, pleasant walk up...More

Thank tourist22903
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Karen Blixen Museum, located about 30 minutes north of Copenhagen, is the house where Karen Blixen was born and to which she returned after her 17 years in Africa. It is where she wrote her famous novels, Out of Africa and Babette's Feast. We...More

Thank denver60
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