The Karen Blixen Museum occupies the house in which Karen Blixen was born, Rungstedlund, and to which she returned in 1931 following 17 years as a farmer in Africa. She lived at Rungstedlund until her death in 1962 and it was here that she wrote all her internationally renowned stories.
Rungstedlund is situated in North Sealand, on the shores of the Øresund strait, and behind the house itself there are 40 acres of land - garden, meadow and grove. In accordance with Karen Blixen's wishes, the area is preserved as a bird sanctuary, but is open to visitors. Karen Blixen was buried in the grounds, at the foot of Ewald's Hill.
Since the Karen Blixen Museum opened in 1991 almost 1.000.000 people have visited the museum. Beside the private home the museum has a documentary exhibition about Karen Blixen´s life and work, a gallery with Karen Blixen´s drawings and paintings, a movie and special exhibitions and activities.