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Ålesund Church


GPS coordinates
Latitude: 62.471046935
Longitude: 6.1455169731
Facilities

General facilities

Other times open by arrangement


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Contact
Address:
Kirkegata 2
6004 Ålesund

Phone70 16 53 00
Fax70 16 53 09
Websitewww.kirken-aalesund.no/


Description
The first church that was built where Ålesund Church lies today, was designed by Heinrich Schrimer, and constructed in 1854. This church was damaged in the Town Fire in 1904, even though it was built in brick.

The present Ålesund Church was designed by Sverre Knudsen, and the first stone was laid down by King Haakon the 7th in July 1906. The church was inaugurated in 1909, and was built in concrete, and dressed with marble from Northern Møre.

The frescoes and beautiful stained glass windows were made by Martin Enevold Thømt and Oddvar Straume, and the glass gable windows behind the organ were a gift from the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. The font is made from Italian marble, and the church has got three bells of various sizes. The organ has got 64 tunes, and is one of the largest in Norway.

The church is usualy closed on monday and saturday, unless there is a cruise ship in town. Except under wedding ceremonies.
Also, the church is closed for tourist before and during funerals.
Prices

Period

Type

Price from

Comment

01/06/2009 - 31/08/2009Free entranceFee Gift donation

Contact details

Destinasjon Ålesund & Sunnmøre
Skateflukaia
N-6002 Ålesund
NORWAY
Tel.: 70 16 34 30
info@visitalesund.com


Destinasjon Geirangerfjord-Trollstigen
N-6216 Geiranger
Tel.: 70 26 30 99
NORWAY
info@visitgeirangerfjord.com