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Maar Hydroelectric Power Plant

Rjukan, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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What a interesting place to visit and get to understand how important this plant was to the... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
jessimo
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Amazing Accomplishment

This plant at Vemork was built in 1911 by Norsk Electric to power a fertilizer plant. However, its... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
LJoanne
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Calgary, Canada
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Rjukan, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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"short movie"
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"interesting place to visit"
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Reviewed 20 November 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

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Reviewed 12 August 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

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Reviewed 15 September 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

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

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

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Reviewed 18 April 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

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Reviewed 30 October 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
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Reviewed 2 August 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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Reviewed 30 June 2015

When visiting Rjukan we find out that the Mår Power Plant offers free visits on working days at noon, so we decided to join it. We were picked up from the entrance and guided to a small show room where we watched short movie about...More

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