Visit wonderful Alesund City, Norway tourist attractions. Alesund, Norway, is one of 14 cities in Europe that has been recognized as a collection of Art Nouveau. This is a style of architecture and decorative arts are very popular between the 1800's and 1900's.
Alesund is home to over 800 Art Nouveau building, located in the middle of the city and attracts thousands of spectators each year. However, the surrounding area as popular for its natural beauty.
One of the most popular location is Aksla Mountain. If heading to the summit, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Alps and the city of Alesund Sunmore.
Other unusual sites including the lighthouse, built in 1876 on the island of Godoy and Sunmore Museum, where you can see traditional Norwegian buildings, a historic vessel, an ancient merchant ship, and a replica Viking ship.
Alesund town itself is one of the most important fishing ports in the western part of Norway and has a population of more than 40,000 people. There are two nearby fjord, Naeroy and Geiranger, which are both listed as World Heritage Site. Many buildings in this city Alesundet canal runs alongside the beautiful, with some displaying decorative tower and mythical beasts.
Alesund had experienced hard times, where pi flared in early 1904, destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and left most of the homeless population. Remarkably, only one person lost their lives since the tragedy.
German Kaiser Wilhelm II to help people out by sending shiploads of building materials. Many skilled carpenters and architects go to Alesund to find a job and it was rebuilt over the past three years and the Art Nouveau is a style of modern Europe at this moment in history.
Art Nouveau was developed essentially as Europe turned into an industrial economy from an agriculture-based. It also led to Art Nouveau furniture, art and interior. Some states have their own version of the art form and Norway is one of them, but also influenced by the style of German and local architect trained in Germany.