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Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933) was an extraordinary traveller that gained world wide recognition in his lifetime for his expeditions in Greenland and the artic North America. He grew up in Greenland with his Danish father and Greenlandic mother until age 12 when he started his education in South Denmark (as some Greenlanders nicely name it). In year 1900 he past his high Scholl exams and was soon of to Greenland again. As part of the Danish literary Greenland’s expedition (year 1902). After taking part in a few more expeditions he found a trading station with his friend Peter Freuchen next to the Inuit community in Kap York and names it Thule. The economics from the trading station made it possible for Knud to finance more expeditions in the artic North America and Greenland. The 5th Thule expedition was to be the most famous one 18000 kilometres from Greenland to the Pacific Ocean.
During the 7th Thule expedition He got ill and had to be send to (South) Denmark for medical care, after a few mouths he past away at age 54. In his lifetime he gained a great understanding of the culture and development of the Inuit society and colleted more then 15000 ethnographic and archaeological objects that are now to be seen in the national museum in Copenhagen.
His Danish house in Hundested where he made a large part of his literary works and planed more of the expeditions was turned into a memorial for his achievements to understanding of the Inuit.
You can visit the house from 1 April. - 15 September, 11-16 (Monday closed)
Entrance 30 DDK under 18 years free.
If you’re a larger group you can make an appointment out of session.
Address: Knud Rasmussens Vej 9, 3390 Hundested.
Directions: North of Zealand
Phone: 0045+47 72 06 05
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