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Rjukanbanen

Type:Guided tour

Mæl Stasjon, 3658, Miland

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  • Fun for children at Mæl station
  • Mæl station is now a cafe that serves lunch
  • Guiding about the Rjukan Railway at Mæl station

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Rjukan railway offers two daily rounds with a museum guide at Mæl station during the highseason. During off-season the station may be explored on your own.

The tour includes the museum restoration work, the history surrounding the use of Tinnsjøen as a thoroughfare, the establishment of Norwegian Hydro, and the effect the WWII had on Rjukan railway. The last sabotage operation against the heavy water sank as known Rjukan railway ferry D/F Hydro in 1944.

The history about the Rjukan railway
The Rjukan Railway was built by Norsk Hydro, and opened by King Håkon in 1909. The Rjukan Railway is a unique railway. It enabled Sam Eyde and his partners to build a power station and factories for the community of Rjukan and to bring Norway into the modern industrial era. The foundation of Norway's largest industrial concern, Norsk Hydro, started in Rjukan and Notodden.

The Rjukan Railway was a lifeline for the company and the local community for many years. The railway is today a conservation museum railway and is classified by the Norwegian Central Office of Historical Monuments as being a technical, industrial monument of national interest. D/F Ammonia, is the sister ship of the D/F Hydro, which was sunk by the heavy -water saboteurs during the Second World War. The D/F Ammonia was built in 1929, and is the world's only surviving steam railway ferry.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Rachael3W18
      UK
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Visit to historic power plant
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th August 2019
      I must admit that a visit to an historic power plant wouldn’t be up on my top 10 places to visit but a visit here just goes to show you can never write anything off before you try it. This museum is... Read full review
    • groenhoej6
      Tarm, Denmark
      Nice place!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 9th August 2019
      This place has a great story together with Hydro power plant from the second world war. Also in the dvd movie. About sabotage the power plant and the heavy water going to Germany Read full review
    • LondonFozzy
      London
      An integral part of the Rjukan museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 17th January 2020
      The number one spot to visit is the museum further up the mountain. This is at one end of the railway line. But here is the other end leading out into the fjord where you can see the sister ship... Read full review

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    Tel: 35099000

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