Mining Complex

sights / Historic

Mining Complex information

Location
Falun , Sweden
Telephone
+46 23 78 20 30
More information
www.falugruva.se
Prices
tours adult/child Skr190/70
Opening hours
noon Mon-Fri, noon & 2pm Sat & Sun
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The mining complex, to the west of town at the top end of Gruvgatan, contains various sights. Most dramatic is the Stora Stöten (Great Pit), a vast hole caused by a major mine collapse in the 17th century. By some miracle, the miners were on holiday that day and no one was harmed. There are lookouts around the crater edge, and numerous mine buildings including a 15m waterwheel and shaft-head machinery. Opening hours are complicated – check the website for details. Take bus 709.