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Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa

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Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa Photo: Kode / Dag Fosse
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa Photo: Kode / Dag Fosse
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa Photo: Kode / Dag Fosse
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa Photo: Kode / Dag Fosse
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa Photo: Kode / Dag Fosse
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa Photo: Dag Fosse / Kode
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa Photo: Dag Fosse / Kode
The beautiful villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. Ole Bull's musical excellence influenced contemporary artists. The villa is open to the public in the summer. Guided tours.

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The beautiful and extraordinary villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin-virtouso Ole Bull (1810-1880) in 1873.

Ole Bull's charismatic personality and musical excellence had a great influence on the contemporary artists. He spent his summers relaxing on Lysøen, and often invited fellow artists and musicians.

Ole Bull also had created some 13 km of pathways, to provide his guests - and now you - with leisurely strolls through the lovely scenery of Lysøen. He died on the island in 1880. In 1973, his granddaughter Mrs. Sylvea Bull Curtis of Conneticut, donated the villa and all its contents to the society for The Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments.

Café for light refreshments.

Directions:
Bergen Light Rail to Nesttun. Bus no. 62 from Nesttun Terminal to Buena, 100 m. from Buena Quay. From there take the boat across the fjord to Lysøen.

By car: Follow road E39 southwards, then road no. 580 to Lagunen. Turn left on road no. 546 signposted Fana towards Fana Church, and drive over the Fana mountain to Sørestraumen. Follow the signs to Buena kai. From there take the boat across the fjord to Lysøen.

Categories

  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries

Hours

5/18/2015 - 8/31/2015
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015
Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Transportation


Bergen Light Rail to Nesttun. Bus no. 62 from Nesttun Terminal to Buena, 100 m. from Buena Quay. From there take the boat across the fjord to Lysøen. By car: Follow road E39 southwards, then road no. 580 to Lagunen. Turn left on road no. 546 signposted Fana towards Fana Church, and drive over the Fana mountain to Sørestraumen. Follow the signs to Buena kai. From there take the boat across the fjord to Lysøen.

Facilities

  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • guided tour during opening hours
    • guided tour by appointment
  • Other services

    • souvenirs
  • Disabled persons

    • adapted for disabled
  • General facilities

    • café
  • Activities

    • concerts
    • swimming
  • Language

    • German
    • French
    • Norwegian
    • English
  • Discounts

    • Bergen Card
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Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa

The beautiful and extraordinary villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin-virtouso Ole Bull...

Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa

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