“Villa Lysøen” – Ole Bull's home in idyllic surroundings
Ole Bull was one of Romanticism's most colorful personalities, like famous as Paganini and a acclaimed composer. Through Lysøen will also get insight into his eccentric pages. He built a magnificent house in the Arabic-Moorish style with arches, minaret with an onion dome, it earned the name "Little Alhambra" – Ole Bull's fairytale Lysøen.
On your 700 acre island he let construct roads and dams, travel gazebo and flagpoles and planting exotic trees and plants into the native pine forest. The descendants have protected the property, and pietistic and loyal employees through generations tended countryside. I 1974 bestowed Bull's granddaughter, Sylvea Bull Curtis, Lysøen to Fortidsminneforeningen, and the property was opened to the public the same year.
Boat trip to Lysøen with tour which is perfect as a aktvitet if you for example conference in Bergen.