This little town will captivate you, open your senses and curiosity, and carry you back to life in a different age.
Surrounded by a buffer zone, coincident with the area of privileges (the Circumference) granted to the mining enterprise by the Danish-Norwegian Crown (1646), the property illustrates the establishment and flourishing of a lasting culture based on copper mining in a remote region with a harsh climate.
Through the long-established traditions of the town kept in its own unique fascinating charm, this cultural heritage will keep your senses alert and allow your imagination to flow freely, to explore all the details and nuances.
The mining and farming activities within the town boundaries have created a unique mountain settlement – a wonder created by man, with an exceptional cultural value – which has earned Røros a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This is an active and growing community famous for high-quality design products, arts and crafts, as well as a renowned local food movement.
The fascinating part is that the modern people of Røros still work and live in the characteristic eighteenth and nineteenth-century buildings.
Røros became a member of Unesco World Heritage List in 1980.