The Manor from 1665

The Manor from 1665 painted by Hans Sager in 1705In 1658 there was a wedding between Norway’s wealthiest heir, Karen Mowat and a poor but proud Danish nobleman. Karen Mowat and Ludvig Rosenkrantz were given the farm Hatteberg as a wedding present. They built their home here, and called it Rosendal. It was finished in 1665.

King Christian V of Denmark-Norway gave the estate status as a barony in 1678. There were more than five hundred farms in its domain. Rosendal was an entailed estate owned by the Rosenkrone family from 1745 to 1927, when it was donated to the University of Oslo.


Guided tour at the Manor

A guided tour at Baroniet Rosendal is a tour through different epochs. The rooms are influenced by owners over 250 years, and the manor is preserved as a home – the way it was when the last owners left in 1927.

The Library

The Library is the only room in Norway kept in its entirety from the 16-hundreds. It is clothed in rich French tapestry from the 1660s. This tapestry is the only one of its kind still on the original walls.

In the Dining Room you can admire some of the oldest Meissen and Royal Danish china kept in Norway.

In the Red Room you will meet the grand and beautiful Norwegian nature, painted by the greatest Norwegian lanscape painters from the nationalromantic period. Here are paintings by J.C. Dahl, H.F. Gude, M. Møller, A. Askevold and others. There is also a female portrait painted in the 1880s by Edvard Munch.

The Yellow Room has a norwegian empire-style interior, including some of the most precious empire furniture in the country. The furnitur was made by Abraham Bøe from Bergen around 1820.

Ludvig Rosenkrantz (1628-1685) and Karen Mowat (1630-1675). Married in 1658, their little Manor in Rosendal was completed in 1665. The Library, the governor chamber, is the oldest preserved room at the manor with the original textile tapestry The Red Room, decorated in 1856 honoring the visit of Prince Carl (1826-1872), later King Carl IV of Sweden-Norway (in Sweden: King Carl XV). The Pompeiian Room. Friezes by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). The Blue Dining Room at the Barony Rosendal The Yellow Room. Norwegian empire. Some of the best preserved empire furnitures in Norway, made ​​by Abraham Boe in Bergen in 1825.

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