The industrial fairytale started in Notodden. Here you can read a brief summary of the story.
Rjukan has a history that is of "world wide outstanding value", and is thus on UNESCO's world heritage list. Here follows a brief summary of the story.
The industrial heritage Rjukan - Notodden on UNESCOs Heritage list in one minute.
Rjukanfossen is essential in our history. That Sam Eyde got to buy the rights to the waterfall was essential for energy production.
A guided tour with an oldertimer bus is available for groups during "off-season". This is a great way to explore Rjukan as a world heritage site.
Vemork power plant is today a museum, Norwegian industrial worker's museum. The building is protected.
Krossobanen was built as welfare measures to bring the population into the sun during the winter. Today Krossobanen is a tourist attraction that is open daily.
Rjukan Admini has been a well kept secret, only specially selected guests have been accommodated here earlier. Now Admini has opened as a hotel.
The Rjukan House (the People’s House) was built by the labour movement for cultural, political and union activities. Today it is an assembly house with stage and cinema, offices, editorial offices and a newopened cafe.
Railway ferry for transportation of railway wagons and coaches carrying goods and passengers. Today M/F Storegut is used as a museum wessel.
At Mæl station and ferry port are the preserved railway ferries D / F Ammonia and M / F Storegut. The station and port may be explored on your own during "off-season".
With a short walking tour in the town center you can see many of the buildings and areas that are central to the UNESCO application.
For more than 100 years ago Notodden was venue for a modern fairy tale. In 1905, the world’s first industrial production of mineral fertilizer – with air as raw material – started here.
Tinfos's area is protected and designated as unique in Norway. The energy from Tinfoss is the reason why the industrial town Notodden was built.
Visit places in Notodden with outstanding universal value by foot. Here you can download a walking map.
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