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.