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Discover the history of Nesbyen through the eyes of the painters
Historic art on display in Nesbyen. Follow in the footsteps of the painters though Nesbyen. Get a free brochure with map in the Tourist Information in Nesbyen (Allfarvegen 139, 3540 Nesbyen).
Nesbyens oldest buildings are found in the area called “Old Nes”. Nesbyen used to be the administrative centre in Hallingdal and was where the officials lived. Buildings in this area are larger than the traditional Halling cottages and reflect the various Norwegian building styles from the early 18th to late 20th Century. «Sorenskrivergård» is of particular importance as it was the home of the Court of Hallingdal judges, one of them being Ove Gude. His son, the famous painter Hans Gude, and his friends were regular visitors in the period 1843-1852. Now you have the chance to follow their foot-steps though Nesbyen.
Nesbyens Art Landscape covers most of Old Nes and the grounds of Hallingdal Museum. The paths through this landscape take you to places and views that inspired the artists. You can study the paintings that are displayed along the way and experience the special atmosphere of the area.
From Hallingdal Museum you can follow the signs “I Gudes fotspor” (“In Gude’s footsteps”). The paintings north of Hallingdal Museum is located along this path. You can also find the path in the app UT.no. Search for “I Gudes fotspor”.