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Visit the World Heritage Site

Almost a million people visit Røros every year. Røros is well equipped to welcome visitors and there is much to experience.

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If you are going to visit Røros it is recommended that you visit the mines Nyberget and Olavsgruva where you can see how mining was carried out in the old days as well as in more modern times. It is also well worth visiting the smelting shed where the copper was extracted from the ore; today the smelting shed is a museum where one can study old costumes, the Copper Works’ technology, its organisation and how it made use of resources. Find more information on Røros Museum’s website.

Visit the church, the mining towns pride, (Bergstaden Ziir) and join a walking tour through the town. But please allow some time to visit the other cultural monuments in the area; take a trip to the mining field at Storwartz, visit Nordgruvene and the home of Johan Falkberg at Ratvolden. More information is available from the pages of Røros Reiselivslag.

When you are in Røros please remember that you are in World Heritage Site. Do take a walk on the slag heaps, but please, do not pick up the slag and take it home as a memento. By all means visit the mines, but leave the bricks and stones from the old houses where they are, so that the coming generations will also be able to experience the World Heritage that Røros represents and sense its history from the old buildings.

Røros was added to UNESCOs of World Heritage Sites in 1980, refer also to Riksantikvaren, ( Norwegian Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings).
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