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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... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
FRANCIS P
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This place needs to be far higher on the list, for anyone interested in WW2 or who has seem Richard... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Mike K
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

After a long drive from Oslo I was disappointed not to see more exhibition material about the production of hard water. I realise that the original hard water build no longer exists but a replica or such would have enhanced the visit immensely. The hydropower...More

Thank Alison G
Reviewed July 11, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Mike K
Reviewed November 20, 2017

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

Thank jessimo
Reviewed August 11, 2017

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

Thank LJoanne
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Peteshell12
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Interesting place to visit, part of the European history. Informations about Norwegian Resistance, and an impressive technology from 1911.

Thank Tudor V
Reviewed April 17, 2016

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

Thank Jovita V
Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed August 1, 2015

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.

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