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Address: Munkegt. 23, Trondheim 7013, Norway
Phone Number: +47 73 80 89 50
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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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Lovely Old Building

We were standing outside this building when a local lady walked up and told us that it was the Palace and that the King and Queen were arriving the next morning. Such a pity as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shellyh1964
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were standing outside this building when a local lady walked up and told us that it was the Palace and that the King and Queen were arriving the next morning. Such a pity as we were leaving early the next day. One of the largest wooden buildings in Scandinavia

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short and sweet. The tour last approx 40 mins and it is very informative. Our guide new the history inside out and provided no end of interesting facts. We really enjoyed it. The residence has a cozy homely ferl and it is still used by the royal family. Enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Klarusia
Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was persuaded to visit this by my partner who is more into kings and queens and history than I am and I was really impressed by the way the guide explained about the building as well as the history of Norway's royal family and constitution. Well worth a visit if you want to learn about this.

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Thank Richard H
Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Stiftsgården is a very large house for the King family when they visit Trondheim. It has a tiny nice garden on the back side.

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Thank Frode U
Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The biggest woodedn building in Scandinavia. It is not always open to the public.Nice building on the outside, and the gardens are very nice too.

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Thank Ana L
Northern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

His Majesty King Haralds residence when he is in Trondheim. It is well worth a visit. It is very old, built in wood and features many nice things like furniture and art.

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Thank Pål H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

A fascinating tour of Norwegian heritage, from Trondheim itself and the Royal Family. A must do when visiting Trondheim.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Royal residence itself is not very interesting, simplified decoration and not all the rooms are available for visit. But information that guides provide all way along the tour is interesting and shed more light on history of Trondheim rich families, Scandinavian lifestyle and etc.

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Thank Ativ A
Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went for a guided tour which was interesting. This is a large wooden building used by the Norwegian royalty when in town. It was especially interesting for the common history from the period when Norway was united with Sweden. You get to see the State rooms.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I had the day in Trondheim and managed to see this historic royal residence. Tours were offered hourly and we were guided in a small group of 6 by a very friendly guide. The house itself was quite interesting, being originally a private home and the guided tour will give the opportunity to learn a fair bit... More 

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