Rungstedlund – Karen Blixen Museum

In her radio talk on 6 July 1958, Karin Blixen decreed that Rungstedlund should be protected and turned into a bird sanctuary: “Rungstedlund’s 30 acres of land are made up of gardens, groves and meadows, all of it - between Strandvejen’s immaculate gardens - somewhat of a wilderness. In the garden, around the pond and the canal, grows a massive forest of the same large burdock as Hans Christian Andersen’s “Happy Family” lived under. Here you can find a large, peaceful meadow, which offers shelter and where horses and cows can graze. There are a lot of old trees, beneath which grows a particularly lush forest floor, with anemones, cowslips and violets. In the northwest corner, where the whole terrain slopes upwards, you can find “Ewald’s Height”.

Later, a flower garden was planted, in which Karen Blixen’s own selection of garden flowers are grown and used to decorate the museum. The flower garden is best viewed from the path

Photos: Jens Lindhe, Peter Friis Møller og Kurt Rodahl Hoppe

Opening hours:


1. MAJ – 30. JUNE
Tuesday - Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Mondays closed.

1. JULY – 31. AUGUST
Everyday including mondays 10 am to 5 pm

Tuesday - Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Mondays closed.

1 pm to 4 pm Wednesday to Friday.
11 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Mondays and Tuesdays closed.


Admission price

Rungstedlund park and bird reserve: free admission 24/7, all year.

Karen Blixen Museum: DKK 100,00


Rungstedlund – Karen Blixen Museum

Rungsted Strandvej 111


Rungsted Kyst





  • Museum Gardens


  • Car parking - Spaces for 30 cars
  • Bus parking - Parking for busses at Rungsted Harbour
  • Toilets - yes
  • Handicap toilets - Yes
  • Brochures / information - Yes
  • Café / restaurant / vending machine - Café with full selection during opening hours
  • Picnic sites - No
  • Guided tours - Guided tours for groups and associations can be booked from
  • Shop - Yes, during opening hours
  • Benches in the garden - Yes – 13
  • Dogs welcome - Yes, on a lead
  • Miscellaneous - Special exhibitions and literary events, please see

Rungstedlund – Karen Blixen Museum recommends in the vicinity:

Rungstedgård -

Ewald’s Height and Karen Blixen’s grave in the northwestern corner of Rungstedlund