Røros audio tour: Digging up the past: exploring the old mining town and World Heritage site

Digging up the past: exploring the old mining town and World Heritage site

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

Join me on this tour as we stroll through the quaint old mining town and historic World heritage site of Røros.

We’ll find out about the lives of the miners who mined the copper that Røros was known for. We’ll view some of the elegant houses and hear about the lives of those in the affluent part of town. After crossing the Glomma River, we’ll learn about the working class of Røros and get a glimpse into how they lived. You’ll meander of the Slagghaugene, the waste from the copper mine, and visit the Smelthytta and Røros Museum, before rounding off the walk near the beautiful Røros Church. Let’s see what we can dig up from the history of this fascinating town!

Tour Producer

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Lars Engerengen

I was Born in Lillehammer in 1968, and have for the last 20 years been living in Finnmark - the northernmost county of Norway. I work as a senior executive officer within public transport at the county administration. I Have a great passion for sharing local history with visitors. My hobby is nature photography and writing. I have published a book about the ships in the "Hurtigruten" line, and am a permanent contributor to the largest Encyclopaedia in Norway.

Major Landmarks

  • Røros Town Hall

  • Røros Museum

  • Røros Church

Directions to Starting Point

Get to the monument "The miner and his wife" in the small park at Nilsenhjørnet, close to the railwaystation and Tourist information.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Bergmannsgata, by the Glomma river, Slagghaugene, Røros Museum and Smelthytta, Røros Church

Best time of day

Any time is good.

The Smelthytta and Røros Museum are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm

Precautions

When walking on the "Slagghaugene" it is not recommended to wear white shoes - they might become grey or even black.

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Digging up the past: exploring the old mining town and World Heritage site