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Rosendal Manor
Baroniet Rosendal museet
Barony Rosendal
Street address: N-5470, Rosendal, Norway
Mailing address: Postboks 235, N-5486, Rosendal, Norway
Telephone: 47 5348 2999
Fax: 47 5348 2998
Proprietor: University of Oslo
Contact: Anne Grete Honerød Director
Opening hours: Daily guided tours between May and August, please contact the museum for details
Rosendal Manor is the best-known attraction in Kvinnherad. The barony is often referred to as 'The smallest castle in Scandinavia'. Built in 1665 as the residence of Karen Mowat and Ludvig Rosenkrantz, Rosendal was an entailed estate owned by the Rosenkrone family from 1745 until 1927 when it was donated to the University of Oslo. It is now restored in period style. Outside there is a 300 year-old Renaissance garden filled with roses and a romantic landscape garden overlooking the fjord, waterfalls and mountains.
Several activities are held here during the Summer, including guided tours, art exhibitions, exhibitions of old boats and coaches, carving and spinning in the Servants’ Hall and pastry baking in the kitchen. A varied programme of concerts takes place in the Gule Sal (Yellow Room) and open-air classical concerts are staged in the castle yard.
The Norway Cultural Profile was created with support from the Embassy of Norway in the United Kingdom and the British Council Norway
Date updated: 15 August 2007
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