Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Troldhaugvegen 65, 5232 Paradis, Norway, Bergen
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +47-55922992
- Ticket Price: 90 NOK
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Estate, Educational Site, Historical Site, Hill, Tomb, Specialty Museum, Heritage Building
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum - Review
Loosely translating to Trolls Hill in English, Troldhaugen is the erstwhile home of a famous Norwegian composer, Edvard Greig. Dubbed as one of the most romantic spots in Norway, the moment you set foot in this massive estate, you’ll be transported back into the 19th century and feel inspiration in the air. Don’t be alarmed if you find yourself what could be an original composition- the Troldhaugen was known to inspire many musical compositions of that era.
The premises has now been transformed into a museum that has been beautifully preserved to maintain its charm of the yesteryears. In addition to the mansion Edvard Grieg lived in, the museum includes a concert hall, a hut where the composer came up with some of his finest works and the grave where he was laid to rest.
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum Ticket Prices
- Tickets for students are priced at NOK 50 and for children under the age of 16, entry is free.
How To reach Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum by Public Transport
- Take Bus 23 or 24 to Hop and get off at platform 20.
Restaurants Near Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
- M Spisestedet pa Nesttun
- Prego Cafe & Restaurant
- Bella Napoli
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, Bergen Reviews
An interesting compact little museum complex. First you have the "new" museum with: a small museum shop, a room with information about the life & music of Grieg, & concert hall( not in use the day I was there, so can't comment.) A short walk to Grieg's summer house - very quaint, nice architecture. There's only 3 rooms to see folks: the "memory" room(what was the old kitchen) with information about the life of Grieg & some of his friends like Henrik Ibsen, then dining room, & finally the living room. Exit through the verandah with a beautiful stained glass window to the front of the house with it's gorgeous view. Also there's Grieg's composing hut with another great view. Then there's a fascinating little path to closer views of a lake past the grave of Grieg & his wife hacked out of the sheer rock of a small cliff. Allow about 2 hours & then trek back to Bergen.
If you appreciate the Music of Grieg then I highly recommend this Museum. The museum is Grieg's Summer home with some buildings added for a gift shop and a music Hall. The music Hall is brilliantly conceived. It is modern inside with a traditional Norwegian style grass roof so it fits seamlessly into the landscape. The acoustics are wonderful and the performance we saw was fantastic. Behind the piano there is a massive window that overlooks the cabin where Grieg composed his music. It is difficult to discribe how perfectly this image brought additional life and dimensions to Grieg's music. Somethings to consider before you go. There is no direct public transportation to the museum. You can take the tram to Hop and then walk about 25 minutes to Troldhaugvegen. At the time of this review Google maps is not updated to reflect all of the public transportation options available in Bergen so there may be better options. There are also tour buses which will bring you much closer. I think the walk is about 500 meters from where the tour bus stops.
Wonderful. Given the opportunity I would go again. We had an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. The house and gardens were superb but the icing on the cake was the concert before we left.
As expected. Managed to see a concert but the ticket office over-sold the tickets meaning we got turfed out of the first rendition in favour of the presumably better-paying tour groups. Lovely setting though.
This was a very lovely museum. First you can walk through the small new building where you can see the lifetime of Edvard Grieg and his wife. Second you can walk around in the house that he had built for his wife. At last you can enjoy the gardens and the view over the lake/sea. Realy a recommendation!