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The Grave of Edvard and Nina

Following the path to the right of the bridge towards the water and passing the villa to the north, we arrive at the grave of Edvard and Nina. There was originally a small grotto in the wall of rock. One evening, when Grieg was returning from hunting with his friend, Frants Beyer, he noticed that the rock here was picturesquely illuminated by the last rays of the sun as it set behind Bønes Hill. He decided that this was where his remains would be laid to rest. Following the obsequies on 9 September 1907, the urn with the composer’s ashes was placed in its rocky grave.

In 1935, Nina Grieg died. Her ashes were also buried in the rock. That was on the composer’s birthday, 15 June 1936. Among those leading Nina to her final resting place were the composers Harald Sæverud, from nearby Siljustøl, and Sverre Jordan. Since that time, the cave has not been opened. Hanging in the villa, in the Memorial Room, is a photograph of the two urns, taken at the moment the grave was closed.

On special occasions, such as the birthdays of Edvard and Nina and once a year on the opening of the Bergen Festival, flowers are placed beneath the plaque at the grave.

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100 Via Sistina
2 Øvre Voldgate Flats
Antico Caffè Greco
Avenue to the Grieg Museum Education, Other
A Walk around Grieg’s Villa Flats
Bergen Public Library Other
Berlin Appearances
Brussels Appearances
Church of St John Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Mary Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Thomas Churches / Places of worship
Composer’s Atelier Flats
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Eremitagen in Jægersborg Manors / Palaces / Castles
Fish Market
Fredensborg Castle Manors / Palaces / Castles
Frederiksborg slott Manors / Palaces / Castles
Geneva Appearances
German Quay Other
Gewandhaus Appearances
Grand Café Coffeehouses
Grand Casino Hall Appearances
Grieghallen Appearances
Grieg Museum Other
Griegs’ Townhouse Flats
Hals Brothers’ Concert Hall Appearances
Hans Tank Secondary School Education
Haukeland Flats
Helsinge in Gribskov Other
Helsingör Manors / Palaces / Castles
Hotel Cecil Hotels / Inns
Hotel Westminster Hotels / Inns
Humlebæk Other
Kalfaret Churches / Places of worship
Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) Hotels / Inns
Lago Maggiore Other
Lake Gurre Other
Landås Court Flats
Leipzig Conservatory Education
Leipzig Opera Other
Leipzig Train Station Other
Lodge Education
London Other
Mendelssohn House Other
Missionary House Appearances
Mothsgaard/Søllerød Kro
National Theatre Appearances
Odd Fellows Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Old (Gamle) Bergen Museum of Architecture Flats
Old Town with the Old Town Hall (Leipzig) Other
Paris Other
Peters Edition Publishers / Bookshops
Piazza Barberini Other
Piazza del Popolo Churches / Places of worship, Other
Pincio Other
Prague Other
Royal Conservatory of Music Education
Royal Theatre Appearances
Rungstedlund Flats
Sanatorium on Voksenkollen Hotels / Inns
Scandinavian Society Other
Sorrento Hotels / Inns
Spanish Steps Other
Stockholm Other
The Grave of Edvard and Nina Cemeteries
The Wet Dock Other
Tivoli Other
Troll Hall (Troldsalen) Appearances
Vienna Other
Villa Medici Other
Villefranche-sur-Mer Other
Warsaw Appearances, Other
Wilhelm Hansen Edition Publishers / Bookshops