History and atmosphere
Rungstedgaard was built in 1917 and was originally the residence of Laura Dinesen, the widow of Jens Kraft Dinesen, the heir to Kragerup Manor. The manor house had its days of glory in the 1920s when Laura Dinesen married the painter, Peter Hougaard, and the family entertained many of the leading lights of society. The family owned Rungstedgaard until 1965 when the Danish College of Insurance, known today as the Insurance Academy, took over the manor and developed it into a conference centre.
The hotel rooms were added in the 1970s, extending the facilities by more than 100 rooms. During the 1990s and most recently, in 2002, two more extensions were added. Today the manor offers meeting and conference facilities for more than 400 guests. The main building at Rungstedgaard is steeped in history and elegance. The combination of the lovely traditional lounges and the bright and well-appointed conference facilities provides a unique setting for both work and pleasure.
Today, Rungstedgaard is still owned and run by the Insurance Academy, and it continues to be the centre for professional insurance education. Over the years, however, companies and private individuals outside the world of insurance have been able to use the facilities for meetings and conferences, banquets and celebrations, and much more.
Park and surroundings
The surrounding park and the sound to the east provide unique opportunities for enjoying Nature and a marvellous refuge for taking a refreshing mental break from meetings and conferences. The park includes an arboretum where exotic trees and plants have been planted over the years to observe their growth in the Danish climate. The arboretum combined with the neighbouring bird sanctuary at Rungstedlund provides unique experiences of aromas and sounds.
As you walk in the park, you will discover many different pots, carvings and sculptures donated to the Insurance Academy and Rungstedgaard over the years. There is a nearly 2 km long jogging track in the park, but if you are looking for a longer run, all you have to do is go through the gate and across the golf course to the nearby woods. Or you can just take a stroll through the lovely green areas to the neighbouring Karen Blixen Museum and enjoy its beautiful grounds.
When you check in at Rungstedgaard, you will receive a small map of the area. We also have wellington boots you can borrow, so there is no excuse for not going outside to enjoy the fresh air!
Nearby Rungsted harbour also beckons you to take a walk and breathe in the maritime atmosphere and, perhaps, enjoy a large ice cream.