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“Interesting visit, great concert”

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Ranked #5 of 146 things to do in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enchanting residence of the composer Edvard Grieg and his wife, who lived there every summer from 1885 to 1907. The museum also comprises the chamber music hall, Troldsalen, where daily concerts are held during the summer season. Museum building with shop, exhibition and cafeteria.
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Do take time to enjoy the concert. The pianist is a brilliant addition to the visit. The museum is small, so avoid the cruise ships when possible. The concert is spectacular either way. You can book a private concert or join one of the public performances.

Thank Art C
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Despite walking quite a way to find it (I'm sure we go off the tram too soon), it was well worth the visit. The museum (built in the grounds of Grieg's house) told the story of Grieg's life and also showed a video of Norway's stunning scenery set to his music. We were so impressed we bought the dvd in the gift shop and my kids are learning hall of the mountain king on the piano. His wooden house is in an amazing location, overlooking a Fjord and the tour was very informative - even my three children stayed interested. It was fascinating to see all his original furniture and belongings, especially his pianos that he composed on. Really want to come to one of the concert evenings they hold in summer.

Thank LJF76
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Knew nothing about Grieg going in so it was interesting learning about the man. Liked looking through the house and having docents there to answer questions. If you like his music, a must see.

Thank fiddlebike
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

A guided tour leaving from the Bergen Visitor Center to Troldhaugen, Grieg's home, was a memorable highlight of our week in Bergen. The special tour bus conveniently took us door-to-door which included a well done guided talk both as we traveled and then while seeing the small charming house itself. The setting of the house is on a beautiful peninsula not far from Bergen's city center. The tour included a half hour recital of Grieg's music in the 185 seat recital hall that is well designed to look out over the fjord and yet be unobtrusive to the natural beauty of the setting. The cost of 250 NOK was well worth it.

Thank COMountainLady
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The summer home of Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina is a must for music lovers.
The modest house is a traditional ornate timber villa in a natural woodland setting situated on a peninsula overlooking Nordås Lake. There is a small cabin on the shore where Grieg composed. The villa and cabin are furnished together with many photographs and memorabilia indicating their love of music, Norway and entertaining.
The composing cabin is at the bottom of a small steep fern and tree lined valley. At the top of the valley there is a new unobtrusive concert hall. The architecture is modern yet it blends wonderfully into its surroundings. The stepped roof is covered with vegetation that lines the valley.The architect needs congratulating on designing a building that is acoustically and visually pleasing.
We were treated to half an hour piano recital; the pianist was exceptional. Whilst being totally absorbed in the music, we looked out past the pianist to the composing cabin taking in the view which gave Grieg his inspiration to write the music.
There is also an excellent modern museum and coffee shop within the grounds.
It would be advisable to go early in the day as this is a popular attraction. There are steps into the villa and the woodland paths are steep.
This was a very special visit for us as the organist at our wedding 40 years ago played Grieg music including Wedding Day at Troldhaugen; which we heard today in the concert hall.

Thank Gillian S
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