Kaj Munk moved into Vedersø Vicarage as a newly ordained clergy in 1924 and this was when he met his wife Lise, where their five children grew up, and where he did most of his work – where plays, sermons, letters, and poems were written, and where the Germans arrested him in January of 1944.
Today, the versatile life of Kaj Munk is portrayed in the beautiful setting that is the vicarage and its surroundings. The vicarage is also the meeting place for several cultural events.
The Park and the Vicarage
The beautiful park at Kaj Munk’s Vicarage has its own story to tell. They began planting the flora here in the beginning of the 1800s and since then, every clergyman left his own mark on the place. The park consists mainly of luscious broad-leaf trees which do just fine here, in spite of the rough West Jutland weather.
Kaj Munk also put his mark on the park with the blue anemones, which he collected from his homeland in Lolland. He also established a channel, so that he was able to sail straight from the park to Nørresø.
Kaj Munks Præstegård is part of Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, where you can experience history where it happened. This museum consists of a series of authentic buildings that all tell the tale of the life lived there throughout the ages and how the landscape shaped them.
At Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, history isn’t locked up in glass cabinets. Here you get to experience LIVE HISTORY with all your senses – history reenactments, guided tours, and activities for kids. With a week or year round pass, you get a discount, by visiting several locations. Kids and teenagers under the age of 18 are free of charge when accompanying an adult. The week pass can be purchased at the different locations.
If you would like to know more about Kaj Munks Præstegård, opening hours, prices, event and activity dates, please visit www.levendehistorie.dk/kajmunk.