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Aalesund Church

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Address: Aspegata, Alesund 6004, Norway
Phone Number: +47 70 16 53 00
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The first church that was built where alesund Church lies today, was...

The first church that was built where alesund 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 alesund 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 More. The frescoes and beautiful stained glass windows were made by Martin Enevold Thomt 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.

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Beautiful church with a small entrance fee

The church is worth a visit and the price to get in is very small, I think 3 KR. It does not take much time so if you walk by you should go in and take a look.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Alesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of many fine churches in this area. During the Cruise ship season it is normally open. Well worth a visit - great design & also the Glass windows from Kaiser Wilhelm after the rebuild from the Ålesund fire in 1904.

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Was very fortunate to be there for the attendance for a memorial for the fallen veterans of Norway and a wonderful Church Service on Sunday morning

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madison, wi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The church is worth a visit and the price to get in is very small, I think 3 KR. It does not take much time so if you walk by you should go in and take a look.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stained glass interesting. Organist was practising so an added bonus. Minimal 3kroner donation charged. Beautiful setting. Pleasant garden and surrounding area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

a little off the beaten path, but worth the time, They are charging a small admission fee, but it was worth it and they provide an interesting handout in English so you would not miss any of the high lights

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Olympia, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Since it was a Saturday when we visited, the church was not open (Open Mon-Fri 10:00 to 14:00) However, we could see that there were stained glass windows on the church. Old stone church dating to 1906, built after the great fire of 1904. There is also a cemetery next to the church with relatively new grave markers as well... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It was small, but impressive when you consider the town of Alesund, which is tiny. You can walk across it in about 15 minutes yet this church was so important to this place at the time of it's construction it was built rather well and elaborately. I walked around it only on the outside. I found it rather soothing to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

My husband and I visited the church while we were in Alesund Norway. The church is beautiful inside and has very good acoustics for organ music. On the day we were there, we heard an organ recital by Nikolas Fehr, a talented young man. Also, on the same day, we viewed the beautiful cemetery on the church grounds. We can... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We could clearly see this interesting looking church from our cruise ship so we set off on the 15 minute or so uphill walk to the building. Unfortunately despite helpful signs indicating we should use the door round the next corner, each proved to be securely locked - apparently the church is only open in the summer months, though presumably... More 

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Alesund, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

The old church, built in 1855, burned down in the great fire of Aalesund in 1904. It was a stone church, but burning pieces of wood were blown through the windows and started a fire inside. The present church was built in 1909 and designed by the Norwegian architect Sverre Knudsen in a romanesque style . The walls are in... More 

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