The Storwartz mining area was one of Røros Copper Works’ most important mining areas and is a part of World Heritage Røros Mining Town and the Circumference. The Storwartz mining area is about 4.5 square kilomtres in size and includes nine significant mines.
Storwartz is an interesting cultural area with numerous cultural monuments. Visible in the landscape are remains of mine entrances, piles of waste rock, overhead cable transportation systems, shaft openings, miners’ barracks, managers’ houses, dams, water wheel trenches and an extensive network of water channels. Underground are many kilometres of mining passageways, transport roads and rails, shafts with hoisting equipment and water pumps.
All of these historic and cultural remains above and below ground bear witness to more than 300 years of comprehensive activity and show how mining technology developed over centuries. The story behind this activity is the story of generations of skilled workers and craftsmen who were employed by The Røros Copper Works. Join us on a walking tour of the cultural landscape for an exciting and interesting experience!
- Guided tour of the Storwartz field
- Duration: 1 hour
- Groups of up to 50 people per guide
- Season: May - October
- We can customize the content and length of activities to suit your group. Please contact us for an offer.
- Travel time from Røros about 20 minutes each way
- Groups can book couch for transport, contact us for an offer!
- The tour is outdoors in a rough climate. Warm clothes and good shoes advised
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Guided tour of Røros Museum Smelthytta
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Guided tour of Røros
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