Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)
Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
Distinguished by numerous spires, towers and highly detailed ornamentation, Ålesund is renowned worldwide for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. This is due to a devastating fire in 1904 that burned a large part of the city to the ground. Afterwards, the entire town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, Art Nouveau. Ålesund today is a partner in the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European web of cooperation created in 1999 for the study, protection and development of Art Nouveau.
Our tour includes a visit to Jugendstilsenteret, a museum and national center of Art Nouveau housed in a former pharmacy built in 1907. The museum features everything from modern multimedia presentations to original interiors, and provides a comprehensive insight into Art Nouveau history. Afterwards we stroll by the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet, Apotekertorget square with its iconic fisherman statue, and Ålesund´s attractive shopping street.
We also stop by an art gallery, owned and operated by Ålesund-born artist Helge Bjørnsen, who gives you a complimentary signed watercolor print of your choice. Don´t miss this opportunity to explore one of Norway´s most elegant and beautiful cities.