2C & 2E Ålesund Art Nouveau Walk

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
    01.01 (2019 & 2020)
    29.-30.03 (2019)
    01.05 (2018, 2019 & 2020)
    17.05 (2018, 2019 & 2020)
    24.-26.12. (2018 & 2019)
    31.12 (2019)

DETAILS for 2E

Disembarking Port: Ålesund
Embarking port: Ålesund
Direction: Northbound
Approximate arrival/departure times: 17:15 - 18:45
Available From: 2 September – 1 November
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Level: 2
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Note: Visit to Jugendstilsenteret, a national center for Art Nouveau is not included.