Monday, February 27, 2012

Destination Røros

The old mining town Røros was founded in 1644 after a farmer discovered huge amounts of copper close by. From the mid 1600's the city grew into the most prosperous cities in the country.

The center of the city can be dated back to 1679, when the Swedish army burnt the city down. Today you find a large number of listed wooden buildings in the city, official as well as dwellings. Particularly impressive is the church built in 1784 that can seat up to 1600 people.

The wooden buildings are built from the 17th up to the present. Still the character of the city itself as a 17th century mining-centre has been well preserved. The city is especially beautiful during the cold winter months.

The best way to get to Røros is by train from Oslo or Trondheim, operated by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB), or by plane from Oslo Airport. 

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