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Slag is a by-product of copper smelting. Slegghaugan stand as large mountains that are a testament to the huge amount of activity that has taken place over 333 years. If you climb to the top of Slegghaugan, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the...more
Slegghaugan is basically the waste dump from the old smelting of copper. And now its listed as a protected site!
From here you have a nice view of the city to the west, and to the east you see the well preserved residential area that...More
I have visited Röros a couple of times and have always enjoyed it. The history of the mines and the smeltery is interesting and the town is very beautiful. It is amazing what hard work here has been done over the hundreds of years and...More
Slegghaugan is definitely worth a visit. The views from the top of the slag heaps are amazing! To think that these piles have been here for generations and are now a protected UNESCO world heritage site is pretty incredible!
Quite central hills with good views. We went here as a part of the guided city walk (recommended), and by ourselves.
Scenic river close by. That is why the city was founded here and not closer to the mines - the water energy of the...More
We went to Roroos and we drove past these big black piles of rocks with some snow on them. There was a museum but it was shut, so we didn't find out what it was all about. But it was a weird site, you don't...More
The big slag heaps dominated a portion of the town of Røros. The heaps, the small cotttages, the smelting factory are protected by UNESCO - very interesting how the rest of the town surrounds the area and yet seems to complement it.
Climb up onto...More
In addition to the great views, it is starkly attractive on its own. The various bits of slag under your feet have fascinating shapes and sheens. The faint odor reminds you that you are standing on top of three hundred years of mining detritus.
Walking in the small town of Røros, one can't miss they'll mining dumps Slegghaugan, located in the upper parts of the town. Take a walk there and also into some of the small houses in the vicinity that used to hold a family and their...More