Day 27: Falun – The Great Copper Mine

One thing that made me decide to stay in Falun is the mine they have here which is supposed to be real interesting to go down into. After visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites like Sigiriya and Galle (Sri Lanka), Ha Long Bay (Vietnam), Cordoba (Spain), Venice, Verona and Cinque Terre (Italy); I thought it would be worth a day trip. It’s not as beautiful as the aforementioned places, but then again, what did I expect… it IS a deep dark mining cave! What made it astonishingly interesting was how the mine itself evolutionized the Swedish (and even man, in some some ways). Because of this mine (mid-13th century), the first hospital in Sweden was set up, the first technology university started (19th century) and other important technological advancements that was recognised in Europe.

 

 

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