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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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The old wood structure that is The Royal Residence in Trondheim is wonderful to see. The garden was ordinary but the building held some interest mainly for its age being built in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The old wood structure that is The Royal Residence in Trondheim is wonderful to see. The garden was ordinary but the building held some interest mainly for its age being built in 1778.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A modest residence by British or European standards. Formerly a manor house, it is nevertheless a good way to get a handle on Norwegian royals and their history. One room was decorated in pink and Louis IX style furniture. Private rooms are not included in public viewing options. I attended a short guided tour.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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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