Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog

Helsinge in Gribskov

A quaint hamlet in Grieg’s day, Helsinge is now a small village in the north of Zealand. During the summer of 1865, Grieg travelled to northern Zealand for ten days with his friends Benjamin Feddersen and Christian Horneman. Crossing the little Danish village by carriage or on foot, Edvard admired the exquisite landscape and described the difficult journey in detail in his diary. On 1 August 1865, he wrote: ‘We set off at 10.30 by stagecoach for Helsinge. A wonderful journey through Grib Forest [Gribskov], which displayed the most magnificent spruce and larch in Denmark. Wind and rain. Shivering on our arrival in Helsinge’. Just three weeks before his death, in 1907, he recalled that unforgettable expedition to the Danish forests in the following words: ‘The poetry of the Danish forests is unique. And the first strong impressions from my youth remain vivid. Just as I felt it then, so I feel it now. Just as strongly, yes, perhaps even more strongly’. The beauty of the Danish countryside made a colossal impression on him, certainly contributing later to his discovery of the Norwegian landscape and awakening within him a love of mountain trips.

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