Department of Philosophy

Wittgenstein's cabin in Skjolden to be rebuilt

The foundation 'Wittgenstein in Skjolden' has been established, with one of its intentions being to rebuild the cabin that Wittgenstein erected in 1914 in the area known as "Austria" by the lake Eidsvatnet in Skjolden in the innermost part of the Sogne Fjord.

The foundation 'Wittgenstein in Skjolden'
The board members seated in the Eide Gård, the house of Anna Ræbni where Wittgenstein regularly stayed. L-r: local historian Harald Vatne; engineer Trygve Marthinussen; director of Skjolden Aktiv, Jon Bolstad; assistant professor at the University of Bergen, Rune J. Falch; and mayor of the municipality of Luster and head of the board, Ivar Kvalen.
Erling Bjørnetun

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The foundation combines representatives of local authorities and organizations, as well as from the University of Bergen. The municipality of Luster published its press release on June 27, currently only available in Norwegian - watch this space for the forthcoming version in English.