Art Nouveau stroll along Dieweg
The Uccle/Ukkel History Group invites you to join two guided tours, one in Dutch and the other in French, through the delightful Dieweg Cemetery and its leafy surroundings.
This peaceful spot is home to several remarkable Art Nouveau tombs, including the extraordinary memorial to Isaac Stern and his wife, designed by Victor Horta in 1896, three years after the completion of the Hôtel Tassel (generally considered to mark the birth of Art Nouveau in Belgium). We'll also see the unusually simple tomb of architect Paul Hankar, who represented a more geometric tendency in the movement.
Among the villas near the cemetery, we'll take in Henry van de Velde's 1895 masterpiece, Bloemenwerf, as well as admiring some of Paul Hamesse's remarkable creations.
In cooperation with the Cercle d'histoire, d'archéologie et de folklore d'Uccle et environs/Geschied- en Heemkundige Kring van Ukkel en omgeving.
Sun. at 11:00 (Dutch) and 14:30 (French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)
Starting point: Dieweg Cemetery, Dieweg 95 – Uccle/Ukkel
Advance booking not required. Up to 30 people per tour.