Karen Blixen at her desk at Rungstedlund around 1950

The home of Karen Blixen


The oldest section of the Rungstedlund estate dates from circa 1680 when the property was an inn serving travellers between Copenhagen and Elsinore. Several other famous writers have lived at Rungstedlund, such as Ludvig Holberg and Johannes Ewald. But the estate is…

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Karen Blixen, 1940
Karen Blixen at her desk at Rungstedlund around 1950
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A baroness out of Africa

Karen Blixen left Rungstedlund for the first time in 1913 at the age of 28 when she travelled to…

The courage to live

The author Karen Blixen had astonishing mental strength. In a Belgian television interview in 1962, …

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