Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog

Fredensborg Castle

The summer residence of the royal family, in use from 1722, Fredensborg Castle possesses a large art collection, dating from the times when Denmark and Norway were one country, including treasures from the silver mine in Kongsberg and copper items from Røros. The grounds are home to seventy sculptures of Norwegian types from various regions of the country (gathered in the Norwegians’ Valley – Nordmandsdalen). Grieg visited this site on a journey with his friends around northern Zealand in the summer of 1865. In his diary from that time, he noted that the walk around the grounds of Fredensborg Castle in the beautiful weather on 3 August 1865 was very pleasant, and the castle towers rose majestically above the tips of the beech trees. A day later, his friends Feddersen and Horneman left Grieg alone at Fredensborg for a couple of days while the composer spent time playing cards with the Schleisner brothers.

On 6 August, the three friends were reunited, and on 8 August they took another walk around the castle grounds. That twilight walk gave Grieg many impressions, which he described in his diary: ‘The tall lime trees, the crowns of which touched one another like the columns of Gothic arches, seemed to be conveying some important information to me: now the pleasure, fun and laughter have ended’.

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