Bakkehuset is a living embodiment of the Danish Golden Age
Bakkehuset and its surrounding romantic gardens provide an authentic insight into the 19th century’s lifestyle, atmosphere and décor. A visit provides an opportunity to actually experience one of the most pivotal periods in Danish cultural history - The Golden Age. Experience the beautifully restored home of Kamma and Knud Lyne Rahbek, the couple who owned Bakkehuset from 1802 to 1830. In their time the Rahbek's played host to writers and scientists like Hans Christian Andersen, Adam Oehlenschläger, Hans Christian Ørsted and N.F.S. Grundtvig amongst others; they all contributed in their own way to the unique atmosphere and history of this place. The Rahbeks’ drawing room became a home for great ideas, conviviality and communal creativity.
On the ground floor of the museum you will find the "Fairytale Academy". Here - perhaps guided by the muse of Hans Christian Andersen - visitors can be creative and design their own fairytales and stories. On the first floor, various exhibitions are displayed often employing a more modern mode of design but they non-the less provide an insight into the thoughts and ideas of the Danish Golden Age.
In these truly beautiful surroundings, in the middle of the museum's historic garden lies “the Orangery” Bakkehuset's lunch restaurant; here you can enjoy delicious open sandwiches, locally produced beers and sparkling wine or coffee and homemade desserts. All created with respect for, and inspired by Bakkehuset’s unique history.
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