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This plant was first built in 1911 and was the most modern in the world. It was also the where in WW2 that the Germans tried to make heavy water for use in their nuclear program. It is the main site of the 'Hero's of...More
This place needs to be far higher on the list, for anyone interested in WW2 or who has seem Richard Harries and Kirk Douglas in “The Heroes of Telemark” they need to visit this fascinating and historical site. A very well laid out museum tells...More
What a interesting place to visit and get to understand how important this plant was to the Germans. Its really scary to think that if they had produced heavy water in the quality that they were after the outcome of the second world war could...More
This plant at Vemork was built in 1911 by Norsk Electric to power a fertilizer plant. However, its most historic moment was during the Second World War when the Germans used it to make heavy water, necessary for the atomic bomb. The allies tried to...More
We came here on a day trip from Oslo (3 hours bus trip) and the history and scenery was well worth it. This was the first hydroelectric power station in the world in the early 19th century and they realised they created D2 (Heavy Water)....More
We was searching for waterfall but we found this Maar Hydroelectric Power Plant. Interesting place, it was nice to see Hydroelectr from the outside. Also if you want to see it, you have to climb the slippery stairs. We was tired when we reached the...More
It was this place where in WW2 Germany tried to make Heavy Water which believed to be the main ingredient for atomic bomb. It's interesting place to gain the insight into the technology of hydropower generation, one of the pillars of Norway's economy. I believe...More
Exciting and interesting way of learning about the hydro electric power plants, and very good guides leads you to the world's longest wooden stairs, of which you can't walk on except with special license.
When visiting Rjukan we find out that the Mår Power Plant offers free visits on working days at noon, so we decided to join it. We were picked up from the entrance and guided to a small show room where we watched short movie about...More