Ramme – a new cultural destination south of Oslo – opens in 2018
Ramme is just a 40-minute drive from the centre of Oslo. Access to the site is currently restricted due to extensive building and construction works, but when it opens in 2018, guests will be able to stay at the brand new Ramme fjordhotell, experience fine dining, visit Ramme’s working eco-farm, walk in Edvard Munch’s footsteps, relax in the idyllic Havlyst Park, and enjoy art exhibitions, plays, concerts and other cultural activities.
Ramme gård, the farm, has been involved in organic farming since 1986. The farm focuses on traditional farming values, sustainable production and maintaining a high standard of animal welfare.
Ramme gård has a visitors’ area with a farm shop and restaurant/cafe serving well-balanced dishes in line with Debio's gold standard for organic foods.
At Ramme gård you can get close to the animals and see how they live and interact. We also specialise in protecting rare breeds of domestic animals as an important part of Norway’s cultural history and genetic diversity.
In 2018, we will arrange tours of the farm and other events so that visitors can learn about organic farming and generally have a fun day out.
Until the official opening in 2018, organic vegetables may be purchased from the farm every Saturday between the hours of 12 noon and 4 p.m. (these times will be extended in certain periods).
The new Ramme fjordhotell, the hotel, will be at the heart of the farm surrounded by fruit trees, cultivated fields, greenhouses, barns, stables and farm animals. The hotel comprises two buildings – “Herberget” built in 1780s style and «Brenneriet» built in 1880s style. It will be a full-service hotel with 42 rooms meticulously furnished to a high standard with antiques and period furniture. You will be able to choose between double or twin-bedded rooms, in addition to luxury suites, pavilions in the park, and even Edvard Much’s house on request.
The hotel’s restaurant will serve organic food according to the season. All products will be short travelled either from our own farm or in combination with local producers.
Ramme fjordhotell will be managed by Classic Norway Hotels and the aim is to give private guests, conference guests, groups, wedding parties, etc., a unique and magical experience!
Ramme’s art and cultural activities will consist of Ramme billedgalleri with both permanent and temporary art exhibitions, “Vognremissen” with horse-drawn carriage and old automobiles, the beautiful Havlyst Park, Edvard Munch’s former house and property, theatrical performances and concerts. From the day we open in 2018, public events will be arranged throughout the year.
Ramme billedgalleri’s, the art gallery’s, permanent collection includes works by Christian and Oda Krohg, Frits Thaulow, Theodor Kittelsen, Paul Fischer, Oscar Wergeland and Edvard Munch, among others. We will also arrange temporary exhibitions based on Edvard Munch’s life and work at Ramme, as well as other Norwegian artists with links to the area.
Havlystparken, Ramme’s park, is an unique park facility offering views of the fjord. The park is ideal for taking a relaxing stroll, sitting and meditating, as well as for holding functions and garden parties of all sizes. The park comprises lawns, water features, flower beds, herb and rose gardens, fruit trees, an arboretum and more.
Munch’s Ramme is the property known as Nedre Ramme which the artist Edvard Munch purchased in 1910 and maintained until his death in 1944. Here you can experienced Munch’s landscape via the culture trail “In Munch’s Footsteps” created in cooperation with the local Vestby municipal authority and funded by Sparebankstiftelsen DNB.
Visit our website at www.ramme.no or follow us on Facebook.