Holm Hansen Munthe

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Frognerseteren restaurant
Vestby church, cooperation with Henrik Nissen

Holm Hansen Munthe (1 January 1848 – 23 May 1898) was a Norwegian architect. He was a leading representative of dragon style architecture (Drakestil) during the 1880s and 1890s.[1][2]

Holm Hansen Munthe was born at Stange in Hedmark, Norway. He was the son of Adolph Frederik Munthe (1817–1884) and Karen Emilie Hansen (1820–1884). He father was a military officer and government official. In the early 1870s, he was an apprentice in Christiania and a student at the drawing school of Wilhelm von Hanno. He graduated from Hanover Polytechnikum in 1877.[3] [4]

Between 1878 and 1885 he cooperated with Henrik Nissen. From 1889 he worked for the Holmenkol-Voxenkol-Selskabet, among others drawing the well-known Frognerseteren restaurant in the so-called dragon style. Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, vacationing in Norway, noticed these buildings and commissioned the erection of his Rominten Hunting Lodge in East Prussia; however these buildings were largely destroyed after World War II, remnants of the Lodge are used as the seat of the administration at the Kaliningrad Central Park. [5] [6] The Kongsnæs' sailors station in Potsdam was partially destroyed in 1945. Currently it is planned to re-erect the complete complex.[7]

In 1898 Munthe was appointed city architect in Kristiania, but he died before actually assuming office. he was buried at Vår Frelsers gravlund in Oslo.[5]


  1. ^ "Holm Hansen Munthe". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Drakestilen som nasjonalsymbol". nrk.no. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Knut Dørum. "Adolph Fredrik Munthe". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ Ole Petter Bjerkek. "Holm Munthe". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Geir Tandberg Steigan Holm Hansen Munthe (1848–1898) Artemisia.no
  6. ^ Neumärker, Uwe; Knopf, Volker (2007). Görings Revier – Jagd und Politik in der Rominter Heide (in German). Ch. Links. p. 181. ISBN 978-3-86153-457-0. 
  7. ^ Förderverein kongsnaes.de (German)

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