Originally, this area was home to the splendid castle Hirschholm, known as the Versailles of the North. The town grew up around the castle, from which the name Hørsholm was derived. When you walk in the Castle Garden, you’ll need to use your imagination, because the castle was demolished in the wake of the scandalous affair between Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the 1770s. Now the garden is a lovely recreation area, with Hørsholm Church as the only building.
Hørsholm city centre boasts an active, urban vibe with modern pedestrianised streets, interesting shops, cafés and eateries. In Kulturhuset Trommen you can see concerts, theatre and talks, go to the cinema and use the library.
The Karen Blixen Museum along Rungsted Coast is a major attraction, but the Arboretum, Rungstedlund garden and bird sanctuary and the Museum of Hørsholm are also well worth a visit.
Visit Karen Blixen’s childhood home at Rungstedlund to gain an understanding of her life and work.