Where is Grieg’s home?
Troldhaugen in Bergen, the home of composer Edvard Grieg, is now a living museum comprising an exhibition centre with shop and cafe, concert hall, composers’ cabin and Grieg’s villa dating from 1885. Guided tours of the villa run continuously for both groups and individual tourists.
What kind of house did Edvard Grieg live in?
Edvard and Nina Grieg lived in Troldhaugen when he was home in Norway, mostly in the summer. Troldhaugen was the home of Edvard Grieg from April 1885 to his death.
What does Troldhaugen mean in english?
Welcome to Troldhaugen, meaning “The Troll Hill”! This place is a true gem for all Grieg fans! Here you find not only Griegs’ home, but also a Grieg museum, a concert hall and the tomb of Edvard and Nina Grieg.
Was Bergen the capital of Norway?
Originally called Bjørgvin, the city was founded in 1070 by King Olaf III Haraldsson. About 1100 a castle was built on the northern edge of Vågen harbour, and Bergen became commercially and politically important; it was Norway’s capital in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Where is Edvard Grieg buried?
While at times it is possible to see the Northern Lights from Bergen, their appearance is sporadic and uncommon compared to areas in northen Norway. If you are really determined to see the Northern Lights during your time in Bergen, don’t make the mistake of waiting for the lights to come to you.
Why is Norway so expensive?
Norway is so expensive because it has productive workers who can be used for work that produces many valuable products in a short time. Hourly rates of pay in Norway are high. Because most products and services entail the application of manpower, labour costs are high in Norway.
Is Bergen expensive?
Unfortunately, food and drinks in Bergen are shockingly expensive, to the point that backpacker-types will find the place to be very frustrating. Everything, even in supermarkets, costs double what it does in most expensive European cities. The hostel beds are expensive, and there are almost no budget hotels at all.