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Address: Rungsted Strandvej 111, Rungsted 2960, Denmark
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13:00 - 16:00
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A historic home, bird sanctuary, park, and museum all in one, located in...

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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Nice museum with a lot of african artefacts, guided tour only. Perfect location by the see, nice old house with large garden, nice walks around. Perfect coffee and small dishes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum with a lot of african artefacts, guided tour only. Perfect location by the see, nice old house with large garden, nice walks around. Perfect coffee and small dishes inside the house.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful house and a great story. Karen Blixen was an avant garde feminist, an adventurous, a great story teller, a painter and finally a great writer. She lived in this house once he returned from Kenya where she spend 17 years (1914-1931). There she got married with a cousin and later had a great love with a pilot who was... More 

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I do love Karen Blixen, so this was a 'must' for me, but I do recommend a visit: it's a lovely place, full of inspiration. Have a walk there and you will be surrounded by the blissful spirit of Karen.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Like many visitors to this intimate little museum, I have long been fascinated with the work and life of Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen. In many ways my visit was a kind of pilgrimage. I did not know what to expect except that I expected to feel a little of an anticlimax. But, not at all..... At first, I did not know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nice little Museum on Karen Blixen in the house she used to live in. Plus a park; not to Forget the nice Little Cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

People know Karen Blixen from the film 'Out of Africa' but this was a small time in her amazing life. The house museum gives you a good insight into this progressive and visionary woman. The staff are lovely, There are scheduled times to visit the house so check those before you arrive. The gardens are beautiful and worth exploring.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

As I live on the African continent and came like Karen as a young bride to it from a small country in Europe I have always been fascinated by the Danish author Karen Blixen. ( Isak Dinesen) She was an extraordinary person far ahead of her times. She was also a gifted painter and a deeply feeling person and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

One of my top favourite books is OUT OF AFRICA so when I realized a visit to Karen Blixen Museum is only a short train journey I had to do it. Getting around Copenhagen and the trains is so easy. The ticket machines are easy and everyone is happy to help you. When you get out of the station at... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Museum will be of real interest to anyone fond of the inspiring work of Karen Blixen. It's housed in her gorgeous home, along with a nice cafe. It's about a 30 minute drive from Copenhagen and very attractive (inside and out). Most inspiring is her simple, unpretentious gravesite - set in a beautiful bird sanctuary. 75DK entry fee and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We travelled to Copenhagen for a long weekend break but with a central aim to visit Karen Blixen's home in Rungsted, 30 mins north of Copenhagen by train on the line to Helsingor (Elsinore). Train journeys achieved with ease ('Great Dane Railways'!) followed by a 15 minute walk down to the coast found the house. Now a museum in her... More 

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