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Address: Rungsted Strandvej 111, Rungsted 2960, Denmark
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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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An interesting pilgrimage

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 to her gravesite. The house is very interesting and still furnished with all of her... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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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 participated in the English guided tour. The rooms where Karen lived are almost exactly as... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A must for fans of Karen Blixen. Well preserved house of the writer and artist. Just north of Copenhagen. A bit tricky to get there by public transport. Entrance fee 150kr. Lovely cafe.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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Reviewed 9 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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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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Reviewed 26 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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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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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.

Thank SydneySuz
Franschhoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 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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