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“nice piece of history”
Review of Stiftsgarden

Stiftsgarden
Ranked #19 of 106 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 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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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 interested in large wooden buildings or the Norwegian monarchy.

5  Thank MortenNygard
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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.

4  Thank cicignon
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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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