Troldhaugen – the home of Nina and Edvard Grieg is one of the great tourist attractions in Norway. The attractive Swiss-style house was designed by the architect Schack Bull and built in 1884-85. Situated in lush surroundings, Troldhaugen lies on a promontory jutting out into Lake Nordaas with an outstanding view over the water.Every summer, from 1885 until his death in 1907, Edvard Grieg lived and worked here, touring Europe with his wife Nina during the winter months. He was much in demand all over the world, both as a pianist and a conductor, and became Norway’s foremost ambassador for the music of his times.Thanks to his own music, which still has a huge audience all over the world, Grieg’s status as ambassador remains undiminished. During his many travels Grieg never failed to express his love of longing for his beloved Troldhaugen.
Today Troldhaugen is a living museum, consisting of the Edvard Grieg Museum, the house, the composer’s cabin, the tomb and Troldsalen. The Troldsalen concert hall seats two hundred. Troldhaugen has been carefully preserved both indoors and outdoors. The interior of the house and the composer’s cabin are authentic, and in the lounge the composer’s own Steinway, a gift on the occasion of the couple’s silver wedding anniversary in 1892, is still used for recitals during the Bergen International Festival and on special, occasions as well as for private recitals.
The new Edvard Grieg Museum, which opened in the spring of 1995, houses a permanent exhibition, multimedia room, café and administration. Regular concerts are held in Troldsalen during the summer and autumn and there are a number of other concerts and special events throuout the year.
Car parking. Cafe. Guide on site.
Getting to Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen
The museum is situated outside the center of Bergen, approx. 8 km south of Bergen (approx. 15 minutes by bus). Buses from the Bus Station to ´Hopsbroen´. You can also get here by the Bergen Light Rail, and a 15 minute walk from the light rail stop.
Insiders information Bergen
You may also be interested in visiting the Fantoft Stave Church, this stave church is located between Troldhaugen and the center of Bergen.
Guided tours on site highly recommended.
Norwegian name: Troldhaugen – Edvard Grieg’s hjem.
Location: Paradis, approx. 8 km south of Bergen.
Street Address: Troldhaugveien 65 at Paradis.
Telephone: +47 55 91 07 10.
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Hotels near Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen?
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen is located between the center of Bergen and the Bergen airport, the closest hotels are located in the center of Bergen.
We suggest following hotels in the center of Bergen:
- Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret, located at world famous Bryggen
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bryggen, located at world famous Bryggen
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