Admirers of Isak Dinesen can visit the popular Karen Blixen Museum in Rungsted, Denmark. The museum occupies Rungstedlund, the home where the author was born on April 17, 1885, grew up, and returned to in 1931 “following 17 years as a farmer in Africa. It was here that she wrote all her internationally renowned stories.” After her death in 1962, Blixen was buried on the property, “at the foot of Ewald’s Hill.” Opened since 1991, the museum explores Blixen’s life and work. It’s rooms “are almost exactly as Karen Blixen decorated and arranged them, giving a vivid impression of the writer’s day-to-day surroundings.” According to her wishes, the grounds are “preserved as a bird sanctuary.” In addition to the museum and gardens, visitors can enjoy a “light meal” in the café or purchase books and other items in the museum store.
For travel information, including hours, fees, and directions, visit The Karen Blixen Museum website.