Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog

Frederiksborg slott

Frederiksborg Castle, dating from the seventeenth century, is a splendid example of Renaissance architecture with rich furnishings. Today, it is the seat of the Nature Museum.

Grieg visited this site on a journey around northern Zealand with his friends Christian Horneman and Benjamin Feddersen in the summer of 1865. The composer admired the castle during a morning walk around the grounds on 1 August. In his diary, he noted that from the Hunting Hill (Jaegersbakken) a marvellous view extended over the castle and its surroundings. The building struck him with its majesty, and he saw it as the embodiment of pure, authentic Nordicity. ‘Surrounded on all sides by a lake, the castle looked as if it had grown out of the waves by magic. The height of the building, the slenderness of the towers and the skyscraping spires enhanced that impression’. The next day, the composer visited the castle chapel, which also gave him extraordinary impressions. He described the magnificent doors, hewn out of solid oak. He found the small interiors, full of gold and silver ornaments, slightly overloaded, but at the same time wonderful. ‘The altar and pulpit are true works of art and made an unforgettable impression on me. The materials are silver, gold, mother-of-pearl and ebony – elements that are indeed apt to characterise the whole building as dazzling’. That same day, the friends set off on foot for the other beautiful castle of Fredensborg. Grieg remembered that route on a windy day that led through a forest with the most beautiful groups of trees. ‘The evening was clear and mild, the nature fresh after the recent rain, and the moon cast a romantic glow over everything’.

Place Category
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