On stage, behind the scenes and inside historical buildings

The cold winds of October bring along museum experiences. You can take a look at the beautiful dresses of fashionable writer Karen Blixen or get on stage at The Theatre Museum in The Court Theater. If the sun should show during October don’t miss a visit at the Greenland explorer Knud Rasmussen’s house before it closes for winter. And before the winter cold gets a hold on you, check out the medical plants in the abbey garden at Esrum Abbey.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fashionable Karen Blixen
Karen Blixen (1885-1962) is considered one of Denmark's most significant 20th century writers. Karen Blixen could be very theatrical both in her attire and appearance. Disguise and metamorphosis were recurring features in her life and her writing. At the Karen Blixen Museum you can for the first time ever see her original dresses. The exhibition “Blixen on Stage” shows Blixen’s fashionable style, intelligent self-staging, and playful disguises. Blixen on Stage - Until 31 December 2015

Behind the scenes
If you’re into dressing up and love the theatre you should visit Revymuseet (The Revue Museum) and the Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre. Revymuseet will walk you through the Danish stars of humour, comedy and stand-up and you will finally know who Dirch Passer. The communication might only be in Danish though so bring along a Danish speaking friend who can translate. The Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre is situated at Christiansborg Riding ground. Visitors may move freely all over the auditorium, on the stage, in the balconies and in the small lodges, in which among others King Christian VII’s physician, Struensee and Countess Danner have spent many evenings.

Medical plants and historical abbey
Esrum Abbey was founded in 1151 and part of the beautiful and impressive abbey still remains. It is beatufily located near Esum Lake, and a visit to Esrum Abbey and Møllegård is a journey of discovery into the cultural, natural and religious universe. Don’t miss out on the Abbey Garden with more than 100 different medicinal plants from the middle ages. Esrum Abbey also has great range of events for foodies – check out the programme.

The home of an explorer
Knud Rasmussen’s contribution to the exploration of Greenland is significant. He initiated seven expeditions that each yielded ground-breaking scientific results. The expedition teams included experts on a number of fields, i.e. botany, geology, meteorology, cartography, ethnography, and archaeology. In the hilly terrain close to Hundested in NorthZealand lies Kund Rasmussen's house in wonderful surroundings. The house was built in 1917 on Knud Rasmussen’s own initiative. It was to be primarily a place for Knud to plan his expeditions and work on his manuscripts, but he also frequently entertained friends, colleagues, and authors here. You can come inside the house and mind of a great explorer and enjoy the magical views from the hills. Knud Ramussen’s House, every year April-October

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Anne-Sofie Stampe