Address: Rahbeks Alle 23
The Bakkehus Museum of literary and cultural history is installed in the apartment in which Kamma and Knud Lyne Rahbek lived from 1802 until their deaths in 1829 and 1830 respectively. The museum provides a vivid impression of the private home to which many of the great authors, artists and scientists of the Golden Age were regular visitors, and which combined elements and ideas from the Age of Enlightenment and Romanticism. The atmosphere in the home has been preserved in a union between environment and authenticity. Take a tour of the rooms in the museum.
Bakkehuset has roots going right back to the 17th century, and the name, meaning Hill House, refers to its position on Valby Bakke, Valby Hill, which is the highest in the Copenhagen area. Among other things, Bakkehuset has been a wayside hostelry and for many years stood on its own as a farm with four wings. Read about the history of Bakkehuset..
There has been a museum in Bakkehuset since 1925, when it opened under the name of De Rahbekske Mindestuer, The Rahbek Memorial Rooms. Read about the museum.
The museum library contains literature relevant to Bakkehuset and the authors who were regular visitors there during the Rahbeks¢ lifetime. The library also contains Rahbek¢s writings and a very fine collection of Ewald¢s works. Other literary sources relating to Bakkehuset, for instance letters and manuscripts, are kept in Frederiksberg Library, while the Bakkehus Museum Library acts as a reading room for Frederiksberg Library.
On request, the books in the Library can be taken out one at a time for use on the spot by visitors with a special interest who wish to study Bakkehuset, the visitors to it and its history.
* Outstanding figures
* The Literature Society
* Guided tours
o Members of Staff
Rahbeks Allé 23
1801 Frederiksberg C
Telefon 33 31 43 62
Hours of Opening
Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 am – 4 pm, Closed Monday.
Adults DKK 30. Children and young people under 17 DKK 1.
School classes DKK 1 per person
Groups (minimum of 15 persons) DKK 25 per person
Payment by credit card is not possible.
Coats may be left in the cloakroom at the owner¢s risk.
Facilities for the Disabled
There is wheelchair access to the museum through the drive to the adjacent property. The museum is equipped with an elevator and toilet for the disabled.
Bus: 6A, 18, 26.
S Train: Enghave Station, Valby Station, Ålholm Station.
Car: Parking is permitted in Rahbeks Allé and Pile Allé.