Since 1790, Henne Kirkeby Kro has been next door to the church in the small village of Henne Kirkeby and opposite the scenic shallow Lake Filsø. In fact, it was here at Lake Filsø that the renowned painter Johannes Larsen painted his famous birds in earnest. And it was here that he found an abundance of motifs for his paintings. Many of Larsen’s most famous bird paintings were indeed painted by Lake Filsø.
There were – and still are – far-reaching skies at Lake Filsø. To pay homage to the Jutland heath landscape, to honour the Funen bird painter and to uphold Danish traditions, we are organising a special Johannes Larsen lunch event at Henne Kirkeby Kro:
Lunch in Johannes Larsen’s footsteps 2016
- Thursday, 11th August, 2016 (sold out)
- Thursday, 25th August, 2016
- Thursday, 01st September, 2016
We start at Henne Kirkeby Kro, where we meet in the Staldgården.
- Kl. 12.00 – Introduction
- by Henne Kirkeby Kro
- Kl. 12.10 – 13.30 Lunch
- with a Johannes Larsen inspired menu
- Kl. 13.30 – 16.00 Walk
- with culture and nature guide Merete Vigen
- followed by a nice Guided tour of “Jægerhuset” dedicated to Johannes Larsen, who also lends his name to the large suite in the room wing.
- Kl. 16.00 – 17.00 Coffee
- with something sweet at the inn and perhaps a walk in the garden
Price Dkk 590,- excluding drinks.
Our head chef Paul Cunningham, who has been inspired by Larsen’s favourite meals, has put together a special lunch menu for the occasion.
The tour is an opportunity to learn about Johannes Larsen’s attachment to the place and the lake’s historic, large-scale restoration project. The tour is approximately 6 km long.
In Johannes Larsen’s footsteps at Filsø
Johannes Larsen was in his element in this environment, and was an unobtrusive, but treasured guest of honour at Henne Kirkeby Kro. Every year, for 30 years, he checked into the inn for a lengthy stay, during which he hunted and worked, depicting the natural delights of the region.
We follow in Fynbo painter Johannes Larsen’s (1867–1961) footsteps from Henne Kirkeby Kro to Lake Filsø. Life at Henne Kirkeby Kro during Johannes Larsen’s stays here was marked by lively sociability. The painter dined and stayed at the inn together with the other hunters, and a succession of innkeepers ensured that the food was up to standard.
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