Larvik, Norway

Fritzøehus is the largest privately owned estate in Norway. The estate has traditionally been associated with various members of the Treschow family. Fritzøehus was built for Michael Treschow (1814-1901) during the years 1863–1865. Michael Treschow was one of the country's most important industrialists in the mid-19th century. He owned Fritzøe Jernverk, an ironworks together with sawmills and sizable forest properties in Larvik.

Fritzøehus was designed in Renaissance Revival architecture by architect Jacob Wilhelm Nordan (1824–1892). The manor house was expanded in 1885–1889 and 1897–1898. The total floor area includes 75 rooms plus 21 basement rooms, making it the largest private residence in Norway.

Fritzøehus is located in Fritzøehus park, which today is a designated conservation area for the purpose of preserving the large beech forests and the distinctive landscape. In the 6.9 km2 park there are also walnut, fir, and spruce trees. The park was built in the English style in the 1860s. In the courtyard stands a water fountain and a sculpture of a bear by sculptor Anne Grimdalen (1899–1961). The park includes a collection of fallow deer and mouflon from the Mediterranean.



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Founded: 1863-1865
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Norway

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anna grover (4 years ago)
Saw an interview with her children on God Morgen Norge and a guided tour by their mum before she sadly passed away. What a fantastic woman she was completely down to earth. The house is amazing I would love to visit it one day. Her son and daughter spoke so dearly of her.
Trygve Seljeflot (5 years ago)
Fantastically great, and a skilled guide.
Ruben Lar Sen (5 years ago)
A visit to this beautiful park is absolutely recommended. Free tours of the park are arranged on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the period May to August. Note registration is required and is free. It is also possible to get a private tour against payment of a guide 800 nok for groups of up to 25 people. Bookings are made at
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Espen Andersen (7 years ago)
Great property
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