Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)
Dating back to the Viking Age, Ålesund is best known today for its modern Art Nouveau architecture. Join us on a walking tour to 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 stroll around Ålesund begins on the pier, where we are met by a local guide who takes us on a pleasant walk through the streets of this enchanting town. Along the way you pass the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet, the Apotekertorget square, with its iconic fisherman and fisherman´s wife statues, and the city´s unique shopping street. This tour of Ålesund provides a great opportunity to savor both the town´s rich history and its charming street life.