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Rungsted is an affluent suburban neighborhood in Hørsholm Municipality on the Øresund coast north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The center of Hørsholm is located two kilometers west of Rungsted. At the Øresund coast is Rungsted Harbour, a marina.


Rungsted Harbour painted by Emanuel Larsen in 1847

The name Rungsted is first recorded in 1346. The fuirst part of the name probably refers to the small waves that are characteristic of the Øresund.[1]


Rungsted Marina has room for approximately 800 boats. It is home to many restaurants, including a MASH stakhouse and a Sticks'n'Sushi


The neighborhood has a lot of sports facilities and venues, and the ice hockey club Rungsted IK is housed in Rungsted Skøjtehal.


Rungsted also has a train station - Rungsted Kyst Station.

Notable residents[edit]

Author Johannes Ewald lived from March 1773 to autumn 1775 at the then Rungsted Inn, where he had some of his most productive years and wrote Rungsteds Lyksaligheder - En Ode. The inn moved in 1803, and the buildings were renamed Rungstedlund. In 1931 when Karen Blixen returned to Denmark from Africa, she moved into Rungstedlund (which her father Wilhelm had acquired in 1879), and lived there until her death in 1962. The Danish tycoon Simon Spies also lived in the neighborhood.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Historieabase". Rungsted Havn (in Danish). Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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Coordinates: 55°53′N 12°32′E / 55.883°N 12.533°E / 55.883; 12.533