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“A rare chance to see the inside of a working royal residence”
Review of Stiftsgarden

Stiftsgarden
Ranked #18 of 107 things to do in Trondheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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 for no end of stories about the royal families that have used this building (including a potted guide to Norwegian royal history), and about the building's earlier life as well. Our guide had only been working there for a week, but her extensive knowledge would have suggested that she'd been guiding there for years, telling us about the building, its architecture, uses and occupants. The rooms are truly stunning. If you're in Trondheim, this is a site which is not to be missed.

6  Thank WanderingLondon
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

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

2  Thank NewMexicans_10
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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

1  Thank ptravelp
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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.

1  Thank jspace63
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

A Royal palace in Wood!!!
This was also a nice excursion, and we had a story to tell. Nice to see some different places that is not of stone or betong...
Recomend it highly...

1  Thank jan k
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