Rønnebæksholm is first mentioned in a document dated 1321. Since then it has undergone major changes both in appearance and function. Several prominent and interesting people have throughout history had some connection with Rønnebæksholm. The most famous historical figures are Marie Toft and N.F.S. Grundtvig. Theologian, poet and philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig lived at Rønnebæksholm between 1851 and 1854. He was happily married to Marie Toft, nee Carlsen, who had inherited the estate from her late husband, Harald Toft. Marie Toft’s and Grundtvig’s presence is still felt today at Rønnebæksholm. They are evident in the estates physical environment as well as its values such as enlightenment, democracy and equality. Values that shape all of Rønnebæksholm’s activities from exhibitions and tuition to cultural events.