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Address: Munkegt. 23, Trondheim 7013, Norway
Phone Number: +47 73 80 89 50
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Stiftsgarden, built during 1774- 78 by the ambitious widow and privy...
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.
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Charming Royal Estate

Took the tour of the Royal Palace and was impressed. It is well preserved, the guide did a good job of explaining the history of the building and furnishing, and we enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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De Pere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Took the tour of the Royal Palace and was impressed. It is well preserved, the guide did a good job of explaining the history of the building and furnishing, and we enjoyed learning more about the Norwegian monarchy.

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This garden is inbetween the archbishops palace and museum and the crown jewels. Its an open space were its possible to walk down to the nidelva on marinen or back at nidarosdomen cathedral.

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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stiftsgården are a building from the 1700, build by one of three sisters rre conquering in building the most impressing "palace" for themselves in the town. After their death the building had more owners, until it was given to the royal family as their local recidens..Now it is used a couple of times each year each when the king members... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

as this is the oldest tree building still standing in norway this is a sight to see. lots of history from norways royal Family. Worth a trip

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went on a guided tour with Emilie. Only three tourists so we got to ask a lot of questions. The guide gave a lot of interesting information as we walked around the beautiful rooms, and she was also more than able to respond to our questions. An interesting building with an interesting history. Well worth it if you are... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Interesting tour of (parts of) a large building rich with history, delivered by very knowledgable, enthusiastic and friendly guides. Tours given every hour in both English and Norwegian (separate groups). Well worth the 45 minutes or so that it takes, as it gives a glimpse into the aristocratic and local bourgoise society of centuries past.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

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

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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.

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Address: Address: Munkegt. 23, Trondheim 7013, Norway
Phone Number: +47 73 80 89 50
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Central Norway  >  Sor-Trondelag  >  Trondheim Municipality  >  Trondheim

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