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“A rare chance to see the inside of a working royal residence”
Review of Stiftsgarden

Stiftsgarden
Ranked #22 of 101 things to do in Trondheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Stiftsgarden, built during 1774- 78 by the ambitious widow and privy counsellor Cecilie Christine Scholler, it is the largest wooden palace in Scandinavia. Guided tours every hour on the hour during summer. NB! Closed during royal visits.
London
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A rare chance to see the inside of a working royal residence”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

You know this place is real, and really looked after, when they ask you to put on blue plastic shoe coverings before you're allowed to proceed on the tour (which is the only way to see it - and no photography is allowed). There are only two storeys of the building that you can see, but they provide the backdrop for no end of stories about the royal families that have used this building (including a potted guide to Norwegian royal history), and about the building's earlier life as well. Our guide had only been working there for a week, but her extensive knowledge would have suggested that she'd been guiding there for years, telling us about the building, its architecture, uses and occupants. The rooms are truly stunning. If you're in Trondheim, this is a site which is not to be missed.

Visited June 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Santa Fe, NM
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225 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great guides”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

An interesting building which gives you a better sense of the history of Trondheim. The guides are wonderful.

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Peace in the center of Trondheim”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

A small beautiful maintained garden with a small fountain and a statue of the past King of Norway holding a hat. He was not crowned only received a blessing and the hat is the reminder he did not receive the crown on his head

Visited July 2012
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Arizona, USA
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309 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Interesting "palace"”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

This was interesting although it certainly doesn't compare to the great palaces of Europe. It is used by the royal family when the visit Trondheim. Good guided tours available in English.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank jspace63
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Aabenraa, Denmark
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Real art of a building”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

A Royal palace in Wood!!!
This was also a nice excursion, and we had a story to tell. Nice to see some different places that is not of stone or betong...
Recomend it highly...

Visited June 2011
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1 Thank jan k
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