The castle dates back to 1665 between fjord, fonn, mountains and waterfalls

The Manor from 1665

The Manor from 1665

In 1658 there was a wedding between Norway’s wealthiest heir, Karen Mowat and a poor but proud Danish nobleman. Karen Mowat and Ludvig Rosenkrantz were given the farm Hatteberg as a wedding present. They built their home here, and called it Rosendal. It was finished in 1665. A guided tour at Baroniet Rosendal is a tour through different epochs. The rooms are influenced by owners over 250 years, and the manor is preserved as a home – the way it was when the last owners left in 1927.

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Rosendal Gardens

Rosendal Gardens

Ludvig Rosenkrantz and Karen Mowatt’s little manor from the 1660s is surrounded by beautiful and historic grounds, including a Renaissance garden, a romantic landscape garden and the kitchen garden. From Rosendal Garden you get a grand view of the enveloping mountains Malmangernuten, melderskin and Laurdalstind, and of the waterfall Hattebergfossen and Hardangerfjorden. The garden has been built up over several hundred years of changing styles and fashions in gardening, Here you can experience more than 300 years of garden history.

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Art exhibition 2017

Also this year there will be two exhibitions. The first will present paintings by the Danish neoclassicist Chr. W. Eckersberg as an artistic parallel to Mozart, and the other is devoted to Olivier Messiaen, who also has a place in the programme, and his preferences within visual art – Robert Delauney, Georges Rouault and Georges Braque.

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Fjordcruise to Rosendal

Day trip by boat from Bergen/Os to Rosendal by the Hardangerfjord. Package deal with good discounts: Fjordcruise to/from Bergen/Os. Guided tour at the Manor. 2-course hot lunch in the Garden Café. Rosendal Gardens with roses in abundance. Art exhibition. The tour can easily be extended: Your return ticket is valid for 14 days!

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Our chef serves coffee and cake in the Tea Room, light lunches in Rosendal Greenhouse, and three or five course gourmet dinners in the Blue Dining Room. All menus are based on fresh ingredients from the newly restored Kithchen&Herb Garden in Rosendal Garden. Fresh ingredients are harvested daily throughout the season.

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Accommodation with breakfast in romantic surroundings at the Home Farm. Simple but comfortable overnight accommodation in original buildings from around 1850 with 24 rooms and 40 beds in total at the Home Farm and “Fruehuset”. 3-course dinner is offered in the Kitchen during the season. Meeting facilities available. Welcome!

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Events 2018

Gift cards and season cards

01.05.18 - 10.09.18, Baroniet Rosendal

Gift cards for the 2018 season
- Season card for the 2018 season: personal card or family card: almost half price throughout December!
- Tickets for the events program at the Baroniet Rosendal Manor House & Gardens
- 3-course dinner at the Home Farm
- Accommodation with breakfast at the Home Farm

The Festival Players from England: The Winter´s Tale

13.07.18 at 19.00 and 14 July at 13.30., The Court Yard (under a roof)

Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.
Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations; there is jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, and an amazing revelation.

Bjørn Eidsvåg with band

17.07.18 at 19.00, 18 - 19 July at 17.00 and 19.30, The Court Yard

Concert in the Court Yard at the Manor:
17 July at 19.00
18 July at 17.00 and 19.30
19 July at 17.00 and 19.30

Kari Bremnes with band

24.07.18 at 19.00 and 25 July at 19.00, the Great Hall at the Home Farm

Concert in the Great Hall at the Home Farm:
24 July at 19.00
25 July at 19.00

Susanne Sundfør, vocal/piano

31.07.18 at 19.00 and 1 August at 19.30, Riddersalen

Solo concert in the Great Hall at the Home Farm:
31 July at 19.00
1 August at 19.30

Rosendal Chamber Music Festival

Rosendal Chamber Music Festival

2018: Programme will be announced Thursday 18 January 2018.
Tickets and packages with accommodation will be available here Friday 19 January 2018 at 12:00.

We are already well into the autumn but the memory of this year’s festival remains with me as something very special. Special because of the place, the wonderful guests artists and above all the chance it gave us all to spend time in the company of Mozart’s astonishing music. I would like to thank everyone who was involved for making our second festival in Rosendal such a success.

We are now busy planning for next year’s festival which will take place from 9 - 12 August 2018. The full programme and guest artists will be revealed mid-January and we hope, meanwhile, that you are able to mark the dates in your calendar.

I can hardly wait!

Leif Ove Andsnes

Rosendal Chamber Music Festival in cooperation with the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation.

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