Alesund, the world capital of cod and fjords, is the best Norwegian city for Art Nouveau
Most of its tourists arrive on Cruise. One of the world’s major cruise ships “Queen Mary” arrived in Ålesund last year. This year 2018 Alesund expects 330,000 cruise passengers.
Ålesund broke down to the foundations of the great city fire in 1904. The fire started in a knitted fabric and spread literally because of the strong winds. 1800 houses were burned down and 10,000 people became homeless. Emperor Wilhelm sent emergency aid to Ålesund when he heard about the disaster. He also sent up German masons. It was decided that all houses in Ålesund should then be built in brick. Norwegian architects had studied the prevailing nature of the Art Nouveau style at schools in, among others, Germany and the Netherlands, thus the entire city was built in Art Nouveau style. With colorful and blooming decorations on the walls with flowers and grape clusters.
We organise Exclusive and unique 3-hour and 7-hour private tours in Alesund, both specialised in this art heritage and with CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION or go to the PRIVATE TOURS section of the webpage.