1814 was called the “miracle year” in Norwegian history. Norway began 1814 as part of the sovereign kingdom of Denmark-Norway, ruled from Copenhagen, and ended the year as its own state in union with Sweden.
During the year, Norway declared independence, held its first political elections, and wrote a constitution. It was the birth of democracy in the country. The events in Norway in 1814 were part of tremendous change in European history.
Eidsvoll Manor House is one of Norway’s foremost national symbols and is associated with the design of Norway’s constitution, which was written here between April 10 and May 20, 1814.
To commemorate the 200th anniversary in 2014, this building was repainted with Ottosson linseed oil paint.