U is for Under ground

Follow me underground into the Falun Mine, one of our World Heritage places in Sweden.

The Great Pit - Stora Stöten

Follow me on the exciting new route into the underground. Experience a world of winding steps, huge underground chambers and impressive sunk shafts, not to mention a magnificent view of the Great Pit (picture above).
Lat N 60° 35′ 58″ Lon E 15° 36′ 49″


worldheritageFalun was added to the World Heritage List at the meeting of Unesco’s World Heritage Committee in Helsinki on 13 December 2001. The Falun World Heritage site consists of three parts: The Mine Landscape, The Urban Landscape and the Master Miner’s Landscape.


Unesco’s citation read: “The historical industrial landscape surrounding Stora Kopparberget (the Great Copper Mountain) and Falun constitutes one of the most outstanding areas of mining and the production of metals. The mining operation was closed down at the end of the twentieth century, but for hundreds of years it had exerted a strong influence on technical, social and political developments in Sweden and other European countries.”

More information about the Falun World Heritage site can be found here:

Falun World Heritage site www.visitfalun.se/varldsarvet

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6 reaktioner på ”U is for Under ground

  1. Dette var interessant – fra et sted av stor betydning for hele Norden. Likte spesielt bilde 2 – det ”drar” deg ned i dypet.

  2. Amazing colours, undergound is interesting. I’ve only ever been down the Big Pit coal mine (very black) in Wales and that is a World Heritage Site as well.

  3. would never go down there. Up is OK for me (but not for the dog) but down scares me a lot. Lovely shots on your wiew, thanks for visiting mine!

  4. Interesting – mining sure does destroy a lot of beauty. This one reminds me of a huge copper mind in Arizona. Underground’s not my cup of tea…

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