Art Nouveau Walk (Spring & Winter)
Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover the history and culture of this elegant Art Nouveau town.
Discover Ålesund and learn its fascinating history.
See a range of charming Art Nouveau buildings throughout town.
Stop at the gallery of local artist Helge Bjørnsen for a signed watercolor print.
Visit Jugendstilsenteret, a museum and national center for Art Nouveau
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Take a trip around the beautiful town of Ålesund and admire its captivating architecture. After a fire devastated the town in 1904, it was completely rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, which is characterized by highly ornamental decoration.
We’ll begin at the pier, where our guide will lead us on a stroll through the streets of this enchanting town. Visit the picturesque Brosundet fishing harbor and Apotekertorget Square, where a bronze statue of a young ‘fisher boy’ stands proudly.
From this attractive shopping street, stop a moment at the gallery of talented local born artist Helge Bjørnsen. Perhaps select one of his complimentary signed prints to take home with you.
Then it’s time to step in the museum and national Art Nouveau center, Jugendstilsenteret. Its eclectic collection of interiors, furniture, and other Art Nouveau–inspired objects will give you fascinating insight into the history of this unique style.