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Ål Bygdamuseum consists of over 30 different buildings and shows what life was like in rural Ål in the old days - Photo: Ål Utvikling AS
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Ål Bygdamuseum consists of over 30 different buildings and shows what life was like in rural Ål in the old days Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

Attractions in Ål in Hallingdal

Visit Ål in Hallingdal and admire the 850-year old Torpo Stave Church, Ål village museum and the Rolf Nesch Museum in Ål Cultural center.

Torpo Stave Church

Torpo Stave Church is the oldest and only original stave church left in Hallingdal. It was erected around 1160 and consecrated to St. Margareta. The baldachin is decorated with with well-known images from the thirteenth century, telling her legend.

Ål Cultural Center

The regional Ål Culture House has a café, library, cinema, Hallingrosa rose painting exhibition and Gallery Syningen art gallery with its changing exhibitions. Concerts, theatres and dance programmes are hosted here. Ål Cultural Center is located in the center of Ål.

Nesch Museum

The Nesch Museum houses the world's largest permanent collection of the works of the internationally renowned German-born artist, Rolf Nesch (1893-1975). After many years wandering, Rolf Nesch moved to Ål in Hallingdal in 1951. He lived and worked here for the last 25 years of his life.

In 1993, a hundred years after his birth, a separate museum was established in Ål in Hallingdal for his art. The museum's permanent collection comprises graphics, sculptures, collages and oil paintings, and is representative for an exciting range of his artistic oeuvre from 1916 to 1972. The Rolf Nesch Museum is visited by art enthusiasts from all over Europe.

Ål Bygdamuseum

Ål Bygdamuseum is built up around a listed farm yard from the seventeenth century. The museum has been supplemented with other buildings that could have belonged to the old farm, among others a cotter's farm and a mountain farm with a stone cottage. Today the museum has more than 30 buildings. The contents of the houses tell the story of previous generations' everyday life.

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Last updated:  2014-10-27
Torpo Stave Church is the oldest and only original stave church left in Hallingdal - Photo: Ål Utvikling AS
Torpo Stave Church is the oldest and only original stave church left in Hallingdal
At Ål Culture House you will find the Rolf Nesch museum with the world's largest permanent collection of the works of Rolf Nesch - Photo: Ole Johs Brye
At Ål Culture House you will find the Rolf Nesch museum with the world's largest permanent collection of the works of Rolf Nesch
Ål Culture House, Norway - Photo: Ål utvikling AS
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Ål Bygdamuseum consists of over 30 different buildings and shows what life was like in rural Ål in the old days - Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

Attractions in Ål in Hallingdal

Visit Ål in Hallingdal and admire the 850-year old Torpo Stave Church, Ål village museum and the Rolf Nesch Museum in Ål Cultural center.

Attractions in Ål in Hallingdal

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About Ål in Hallingdal

Ål in Hallingdal

In Ål you can enjoy enjoy outdoor activities and a number of cultural events.

Tourist information in Ål in Hallingdal

Ål Tourist Information is located in Ål Cultural Center, where you can find information on activities and accommodation as well as maps and brochures.

Key facts about Ål in Hallingdal

In Ål in Hallingdal you find beautiful and powerful nature, a wide spectrum of culture, activities and attractions for the whole family.

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