Rosendal

Rosendal is a town and the administrative centre of the municipality of Kvinnherad in Hordaland county.

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Rosendal is about 2-2,5 hours drive from Bergen, and about 2 hours drive from Haugesund. From Bergen you’ll have to take one or two car ferries, depending on route.

There are buses going from Bergen to Rosendal. As this would require change of bus in most cases, and timetables on the web is mostly in Norwegian only, it may be easiest to contact the information phone 177 or a tourist information office.

Maybe the most comfortable way to travel between Bergen and Rosendal, the express boat Rødne Fjord Cruise have a couple of departures every weekday and one every saturday and sunday. The boat is a bit more expensive than the bus, but gives a traveller a much better view. If the view is not nice enough there is also free a wireless internet connection on board. The boat also have scheduled stops at Bergen airport on most trips.

Rosendal itself is barely a village and you can walk most places. In summer you can go by horse and carridge from the harbour to the Barony.

  • 59.9886.02271 Barony Rosendal (Baroniet Rosendal), Rosendal, +47 53 48 29 99, e-mail: info@baroniet.no. Gardens open year-round; manor open only in summer (til 4 September 2016). Rosendal is famous for having Norways only Barony. The small castle, which dates back to 1665 is surrounded by a beautiful renaissance garden. Small, pretty 17th-century manor, known as the Barony. Pretty garden and romantic surroundings. During the summer season the Barony frequently have events like concerts, theater plays, art displays, and of course guided tours around the castle and the surrounding gardens. 
  • 59.98976.006111 Kvinnherad Church. is a medieval church built of stone in 1250. The church contains both artwork and the Rosenkrantz burial chamber with some beautifil sarcofagus. The church is open for guided tours during the summer season. More info on the Barony website.  
  • The Shipbuilding Museum (just by the harbour). is open during the summer season. 

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