KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM

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Rungsted Strandvej 111,
2960 Rungsted Kyst,
www.karen-blixen.dk SEE ON MAP

Karen Blixen´s private home is open to the public. The rooms are almost exactly as Karen Blixen decorated and arranged them, giving a vivid impression of the writer’s day-to-day surroundings. Some of the furniture came from the farm in Africa, including Denys Finch Hatton’s favourite chair and the chest that Karen Blixen’s steward, Farah, gave her. A number of the old stoves in the rooms came from Danish manor houses once owned by Karen Blixen’s relatives

A small room has been converted into a gallery showing Karen Blixen’s African portrait paintings , charcoal drawings from her time as a student at the Academy of Art and some pastels. In the large drawing room Karen Blixen used to sit with her guests in front of the marble chimney-piece and it was here that she made her popular radio broadcasts during the 1950s and gave some of her television interviews. There are fresh flower arrangements in all the rooms, in the same style as those with which Karen Blixen decorated the house.