FALUN WORLD HERITAGE SITE
In 2001 UNESCO established the Falun World Heritage Site; it comprises Falun Mine, the town of Falun, and the regional mining industry. It is part of UNESCO’s list of places that are considered so historically valuable that they should be preserved for all time to come.
Falun Mine is a spot with a thousand years of history. Below ground there are traces of centuries of mining operations – large chambers, winding passages and deep shafts. Welcome down!
Above ground The Great Pit open mine covers a huge area. Several historical Falun-red buildings spread out round the Pit. Today, Falun has become a rewarding place to visit with mine, lunch restaurant, café and shops.
DISCOVER THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Both the manor and the Baroque garden have been restored, to appear the way they did in the 18th century.
LINNAEUS’ WEDDING COTTAGE
Here, at Sveden’s farmhouse outside Falun, botanist Carl von Linnaeus, the “Flower King”, celebrated his marriage to Sara Elisabeth Morea in 1739. The garde, too, is open to visitors.
Miner's cottages in Elsborg
The wooden miners’ homes were built in the 17th century close to the mine. The small red cottages are still standing, flanking the streets of Elsborg.