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.
The name Rungsted is first recorded in 1346 in the form Runæstigh. The name may be derived from Old Danish runi meaning and sti' 'svinesti', later changed to sted. Alternatively the first part of the name may refer to the small waves that are characteristic of the Øresund.
The neighborhood has many 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.
- Karen Blixen, (Isak Dinesen) (1885–1962) Danish writer
- Thomas Dinesen (1892–1979), Danish-Canadian military officer and Victoria Cross recipient
- Wilhelm Dinesen, (1845–95), writer, military officer, adventurer (see (Dinesen Log House) and father of Karen Blixen
- Frederik Fetterlein (1970), tennis player
- Christoffer Boe (1974), film director
- 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.
- Rungsteds Lyksaligheder - En Ode (in Danish)
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