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“Music in a magical place”

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Ranked #5 of 151 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 9 August 2014 via mobile

The bus tour out to Edvard Grieg's home and museum included a summary of the composers life and times on the way out, a guided tour of the home and a half hour concert of a selection of his music. The pianist provided information about each piece she played.

We didn't have enough time to really have a good look through the small but interesting museum. The place is worth visiting independently especially if the weather is fine to appreciate the beauty of the location. Nevertheless the tour option is very good if one is short of time.

The home is being renovated but there are several rooms open and chock full of original material laid out according the how it was in his lifetime. The museum and cafe is appropriately located so it does not spoil the views or the environment.

The concert building is similarly well located so it does not interfere with the magic of the place.

A must see place for music lovers.

2  Thank elaine R
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Grieg is one of my and my wife's favourite composers. This had, therefore, to be high on the list in any visit to Bergen. We planned to extend our visit to the city with a trip around and on the fjords, and so we picked up the car a day early to get out to Troldhaugen. We were not disappointed. How can you be? The location is idyllic, dropping as it does down to the shores of a sea inlet, with views to drool over for hours on end. The exhibition on his life and works is fascinating, if a little hard to follow the chronology at times. Persevere! It is worth it. And, though access to his actual house is limited to just two rooms, and therefore the number of artefacts on show a little sparse, you still get an idea of the personality of the man and the passions which directed his work. But, the piece de resistance is attending one of the lunch-time piano recitals of Grieg's scores on-site. The seats in the Troldsalen concert room all face a glorious picture window gazing out not over just the sea, but over the innocuous cabin where Grieg sat and composed his captivating music. Troldhaugen is a must-see on any trip to Bergen, and do round it off with a concert.

1  Thank Expl0rer007
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

If you get a chance to attend a concert here you really should. There is no better place to enjoy the music of Edvard Grieg than Troldsalen (the small concert hall), where the view is similar to that Edvard Grieg had from his small composer's hut. Take your time to walk around the property and it's easy to see where Grieg got the inspiration for his wonderful music. Do take the time to do a short detour to Edvard and Ninas burial site, down by the lake. It's a gem.

Thank JornBerg
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Lovely view of the lake and an attractive and comfortable home. The Troll trees line the drive into the museum. Introduction in theatre is Grieg music with inspiring photos of Norway. Some steps and climbing to see everything. Momentos in museum are interesting.

1  Thank Sonia J
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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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