Ålesund is taken right out of a fantasy world as a result of an incredible history.
Ålesund is a port town on the west coast of Norway, and the way Ålesund was rebuilt makes it an unforgettable visit. Ålesund was destroyed completely by a storm and a massive fire back in 1904. News of the accident made people flock from all over the world to help.
Ålesund has always been known as a fisherman`s town, and you cannot visit the city without noticing the fact. Today Ålesund is a target for many cruises too. Try out one of the highly respected restaurants, which presents the most delicious food out of local ingredients.
Ålesund is a town and municipality in Møre and Romsdal county, in the western part of Norway. It is an important centre for fishing and aquaculture in the region and is known for its Art Nouveau architecture.
The town is located on several islands in the Sunnmøre region of the county, and it is connected to the mainland by several bridges. Ålesund is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the Atlantic Sea Park (an aquarium), the Aalesund Museum, and the Jugendstilsenteret (a museum dedicated to Art Nouveau).
The town is also home to several festivals and events throughout the year, including the Ålesund Boat Show and the Ålesund Food Festival
Ålesund is a town and municipality in Møre and Romsdal county, in the western part of Norway. It is an important centre for fishing and aquaculture in the region and is also known for its Art Nouveau architecture.
Ålesund is known for its Art Nouveau architecture, which was heavily influenced by the fire that destroyed most of the town in 1904. After the fire, the town was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, which was popular then. Many of the buildings in Ålesund were designed by the architect Lars Kinsarvik, who was a leading proponent of the Art Nouveau style in Norway.
The Art Nouveau style is characterized by its use of organic, flowing lines and motifs inspired by nature. In Ålesund, you can see this style in the ornate decoration on the facades of buildings, the curved lines of balconies and windows, and the use of materials such as wrought iron and ceramic tiles.
Suppose you're interested in learning more about the Art Nouveau architecture of Ålesund. In that case, you can visit the Jugendstilsenteret (Art Nouveau Center), a museum dedicated to the Art Nouveau style and its history in the town. The centre is located in the heart of Ålesund and houses a collection of Art Nouveau objects, exhibitions, and educational programs.
The economic depression back there made many craftsmen and architects unemployed, and in combination with help from outside, they created the world’s most concentrated collections of Art Nouveau architecture.
The houses are constructed uniquely using natural forms and soft lines, making them unique and fitting perfectly into the natural surroundings.
Ålesund has always been known as a fisherman`s town, and you cannot visit the city without noticing the fact. Today Ålesund is a target for many cruises too. Try out one of the highly respected restaurants with the most delicious food from local ingredients.
If you have time, pop into the city’s Art Nouveau museum, which is built inside an old pharmacy.
Ålesund is located in the most spectacular natural surroundings by the fjords, and you can`t leave the city without visiting Aksla Viewpoint. The lookout and views from here over the city and the fjords make you speechless. You can walk the 418 steps, take the tourist train or jump on the bus to Aksla.
Another exciting and popular attraction is The Atlantic Sea Park, including Europe`s largest saltwater aquariums. With fresh water pumped in directly from the ocean, nothing is fake here; all for real. The main target is to show the incredible Norwegian sea life. Outside you will also find a 6000 Square meter seal park, which is very popular, especially for the kids.
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