Aulestad - The home of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Aulestad is the home of famous Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and one of the best preserved artist homes in Norway.
The Nobel Laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived in Aulestad with his family from 1875 until his death in 1910. Aulestad opened as a museum in 1935.
Bjørnson wrote stories, novels, historical- and contemporary plays and nearly 400 poems that have inspired many a musician. He wrote over 10,000 letters and thousands of speeches and articles. Most notable is Bjørnson for Norway's national anthem and the tales "Synnøve Solbakken" and "a Happy Boy".
In 1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his entire authorship.