A closer look at UNESCO WHS: Røros Mining Town

12 05 2009

Name:Røros Mining Town
Country: Norway
Type: Cultural
Year of inscription: 1980
The site in Google Maps

Røros Mining Town developed in the 17th century and still holds many authentic wooden buildings. The town was burned to the ground in 1678 and 1679 by the Swedish Army during the Scanian War. The new houses were constructed to facilitate the inhabitants activities, mining and farming. The nearby copper mines were in use until 1977.

I have this postcard of Røros Mining Town in my collection: