Ålesund Art Nouveau Walk
- World famous Jugend architecture
- Informative guided walk
- Visit to the Centre of Art Nouveau
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 (2C ONLY), 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.
PLEASE NOTE: There are slight variations to this excursion depending on the date, please see details below.
DETAILS for 2C
- Disembarking Port: Ålesund
- Embarking port: Ålesund
- Direction: Northbound
- Approximate arrival/departure times: 12:30 - 14:30
- Available From: 2 November – 1 June
- Duration: 2 hours
- Level: 2
- Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
- Not available
DETAILS for 2E
Disembarking Port: Ålesund
Embarking port: Ålesund
Approximate arrival/departure times: 17:15 - 18:45
Available From: 2 September – 1 November
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Note: Visit to Jugendstilsenteret, a national center for Art Nouveau is not included.