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Norway in a Nutshell - Roundtrip from Bergen to Bergen
"Begin the journey in Bergen by hopping on a comfortable train and taking a scenic ride to the town of Voss along the Bergen Railway. From Voss travel by bus through charming villages and gorgeous natural landscapes toward the town of Gudvangen. From May-September the bus travels down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva.In Gudvangen board a boat and take a fjord cruise along the narrow Nærøyfjord and the magnificent Aurlandsfjord. The Aurlandsfjord is a picturesque fjord that offers stunning views while the Nærøyfjord is a dramatic fjord surrounded by high mountains. Nærøyfjorden is one of the most narrow fjords in Europe and included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. After departing the cruise arrive in the village of Flåm nestled in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord and hop on a train on the legendary Flåm Railway. This railway offers spectacular panoramic views to some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The train will continue Myrdal
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Norway in a Nutshell - Roundtrip from Oslo to Oslo
"Begin your journey in Oslo by hopping on a comfortable westbound train and taking a scenic ride along the Bergen Railway. After arriving in the town of Mydral change trains and hop on a train on the popular Flåm Railway which offers spectacular panoramic views to some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. Leave the train and board a boat for a magnificent fjord cruise you’ll never forget. The Aurlandsfjord is a picturesque while the Nærøyfjord is a dramatic fjord surrounded by high mountains. Nærøyfjorden is one of the most narrow fjords in Europe and included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. After the cruise arrive in village of Gudvangen nestled in the innermost part of Nærøyfjorden. From here the journey continues with a bus trip through Nærøydalen full of charming villages and a gorgeous landscape. From May-September the bus travels down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. The bus will eventually arrive in Voss
From EUR422.00
 
Norway in a Nutshell Day trip - Oslo to Bergen
"Starting from Oslo you first set out on a westbound train journey through scenic mountain terrain on the Bergen Railway. Upon arrival in Myrdal you disembark and change trains to the legendary Flåm Railway. The Flåm Railway offers spectacular panoramic views to some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. Your journey continues from Flåm with a fjord c while the Nærøyfjord is a dramatic fjord surrounded by high mountains. Nærøyfjorden is one of the most narrow fjords in Europe and included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. After your fjord cruise you arrive in the small village of Gudva nestled in the innermost part of Nærøyfjorden. From here the journey continues with a bus trip through Nærøydalen with its charming villages and scenic nature landscape. From May-September the bus travels down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. The bus will arrive in Voss where you continue the tour by train on the Bergen Railway to Bergen."
From EUR362.00

Ringve Music Museum and botanical garden Tips (8)

the former farm-buildings

The Ringve-museum is not only interesting for its great collection of musical instruments but it is also a great farm-building with lovely houses made of wood and an interesting park around of it.

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globetrott
Oct 08, 2009

This is a MUST !

The museum for musical instruments in the Ringve manor-house is really worth seeing: A lady from Russia had married a rich norwegian merchant and she started tocollect musical instruments from all over the world.
there are 2 parts in this museum :
1) in a former barn they show musical instruments and there you are also allowed totake photographs as long as you dont unse a flash.
2) The farmhouse have different rooms that are decorated according to the times of special composers like Beethoven, Chopin etc. In this part of the museum photography is totally forbidden and the guides will play on various instruments while taking you on a guided tour through this part of the museum.
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click here for the opening-hours !
In addition the buses of Hurtigruten will get there at around 10.30 and the museum will be open for them untill around 11.30, even when the museum is closed for all other tourists.

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globetrott
Oct 08, 2009

Music Museum

Visiting the music museum - Ringve Museum. This museum displays a large selection of music instruments from all over the world. There is also a guided tours of the original family house which is loaded with history (as well as music).

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Bregman
Feb 19, 2005

A wonderful museum

I was not expecting much, but it was 'wonderful, amazing, etc'. It is a centuries old farm with the buildings made into the museum. The main house contains thousands of old instruments - pianos, clavichords, harpsichords, flutes, violins, drums, and some I had never seen before. They also had music artifacts such as a lock of Franz Liszt hair, a mold of Chopin's hand, etc. We could only go by guided tour, so I didn’t get to see nearly everything I would have wanted to have seen. A day alone in the museum with the curator would have made me very happy. There was also a section where we could wander through and look at more items in display cases. A quartet set up before we left and gave a very wonderful a capella performance Then we had waffles with cream and strawberries and coffee in the little tea house adjacent to the museum.

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Mar 24, 2004
 
 
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Ringve Museum

This place is filled up with music. Take a guided tour and the guides will play the various instruments and tell you about their history and construction.

The museum isn't open all year, so check their homepage for opening days. It's always open in the summer.

The place was also the home of one of Norway's greatest heroes: Tordenskjold, who beat the swedes and stole a lot of their warships in Lysekilen.

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jonkb
Feb 16, 2004

Music Museum

This is the one thing I am sad that we never had time to see since I love music and I think this one would have been good. We would probably have been able to see it if museum hours would have been longer but most places closed early.

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Sjalen
Aug 05, 2003

Fabulous Music Museum

The Ringve Museum Museum is worth spending a whole day. Our tour guide, not only was totally knowledgeable of the museum, but played about 15 different types of instruments. You will see celebrity type instruments such as one of Chopin's concert pianos or one of a kind instruments such as a piano with double keyboards!

Hours: 11am-4pm generally
Entrance Fee:
Adults NOK 70
Student/pensioner NOK40
Children NOK 25
Family NOK 140
There is also a restaurant, a gift shop, and a wonderful botanical garden.

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Ken_Weaver
Feb 28, 2003

Ringve Botanical Gardens

The gardens, established in 1973, cover 35 acres and consist of over 2000 different species. The park, overlooking the Trondheim Fjord, is divided into 4 main sections:
THE SYSTEM is a maze of 50 compartments showing how botanists view the interrelationship between plants.

THE PARK is kept in an English landscape style with winding paths. In the center is the Ringve Beech, which is over 200 years old and the largest tree in the gardens.

THE RENAISSANCE GARDEN is a historical herb garden consisting of over 120 herb, plants, and vegetables that were used medicinally in Trondheim in the 17th Century. It was opened in 1993 to commemorate the first garden book published in Norway by Christian Gartner 300 years ago.

THE ARBORETUM is a collection of over 80 evergreen trees of the northern hemisphere planned geographically around a pond representing the Arctic Ocean.

The Botanical Gardens are open to the public all the time and are FREE!

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Feb 26, 2003

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