Alesund was largely destroyed by a 1904 fire. Since
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany loved vacationing there, he led the rebuilding
in the contemporary German art nouveau style.
View from the peak of Mount Aksla
Alesund city center
From the open air Sunnmore museum, a restored Viking boathouse with
traditional roof. The roof is constructed with multiple layers
of birch bark followed by sod. Evidently goats are used to
trim the growth.