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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

Troldhaugveien 65, Bergen 5232, Norway
55 92 29 92
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Ranked #8 of 61 Attractions in Bergen
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The place is as magical as the name suggests:  Meaning “Troll Hill”, Troldhaugen cleverly, and understatedly, captures a bygone era, and the... more »
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Villa was built in 1885, and the couple lived there the last 22 summers of Edvard Grieg’s life. Troldhaugen became a museum in 1928 and includes Grieg’s Villa, the composer’s hut and the Grieg couple’s gravesite as well as a modern museum building and the concert hall Troldsalen, a chamber music hall seating 200 people. Troldsalen is the centre... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

great morning at the museum. learned a lot about grieg. it is easy to see why he lived at this location. the museum was interesting but i enjoyed the walking around his home. the concert was excellent, the pianist appeared passionate about the music.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If I were asked to rank my top classical composers, Grieg would definitely be in the top-3, and be a strong contender for the #1 spot. That said, I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know the composer was from Bergen until after we got there. Seeing the house and being taken on the tour was interesting. Hearing the afternoon... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The house is interesting, outside currently under renovation but they have a painted screen so it looks somewhat like it will when done. Inside many items authentic to his home. Grounds lovely, and the grass-covered performance hall adjacent to the home is beautiful with a picture window at the stage overlooking the fjord. Together with the music, this is a... More

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Lanarkshir Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's the atmosphere more than anything. Just as the great genius created it and left it. Peer Gynt and the Piano Concerto will never be the same again.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I came here with a guided tour as I only had two days in Bergen. The scenic property is on a lake with lots of trees surrounding. The tour of the house and the museum were interesting. The young guide was very knowledgeable. Quite a few of the musician family furnitures and belongings were on display. There is a concert... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When going on a cruise do not use the organised tour do it yourself the new Bergen Light Railway will take you to Hop where Edward Griegs home is just a short sign posted walk. Transport every 5 minutes back to Bergen

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Even if you are not the no.1 Grieg fan, this is still an interesting way to spend a few hours. I took the tour which left from the tourist office, so this made it very easy to do. Our tour guide told us lots of interesting information and the lunchtime concert was excellent, but perhaps my favourite aspect was the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a tiny little museum with a small exhibition, but you can also go down and see Grieg's house and the hut he composed in. The museum was interesting, but it was worth going to just for the scenery. It's on the edge of one of the fjords, a little out of the centre of Bergen, so we had to... More

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to Troldhaugen. I took the tour from the museum as I needed to be back in Bergen by a certain time and I knew the bus would get me back in time. I thought the tour was great though as we were given information on the way out, had a guided tour at the museum... More

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