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“Former treasurechest of Sweden”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Falu Gruva

Falu Gruva
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Falun
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Uppsala, Sweden
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85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Former treasurechest of Sweden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Magnificent place to visit above and below ground, nice museum, nice restaurant, niche shopping if you are interested.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“If you are into technology/history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a total family event, well worth the trip through some nice scenery of Sweden.

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Leuven
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72 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Going down!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

This mine is seriously pretty impressive. I went with my friend who lives near Falun and she suggested we should go have a look there. Price is a bit expensive though, about 200 crowns, but that is f you want to really go down the mine with a tour guide.
Before we entered the mine we had to take on safety measures first, which is a helmet and a sort of rain coat. Don't wear any fancy clothing cause the mine isn't the place to be when you're wearing your favorite outfit. You will get stains and apparently it's really hard to get rid of the stains. Do know that they use certain materials from the mine to produce the paint of the reddish Swedish houses. So you see? Once again. Wear clothes you don't mind getting stains on.
It's pretty dark in the beginning, so be careful of the stairs. My friend almost tumbled down if I didn't grab her. So heads up here.
I won't spoil too much fun, but it's pretty amazing down there. In the end you can also experience what it feels like to be in total darkness. Pretty scary, since you can hear the sound of water all the time. Check it out :)

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
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“Very interesting and informative copper mine tour.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

I visited the mine while working in Falun and had a really fun time. I’m a geologist by education so things like this really interest me anyway and I always find mines fascinating. The guided tour (in English) was interesting and informative, and reasonably priced considering your location and the cost of upkeep of the mine. Tour groups were small (about 10 people) so you could hear the guide at all times.

There are quite a few step and it can get quite cold down there in winter, so make sure you are fit and take some warm clothing!

If you are in or near Falun I would highly recommend this guided tour. You lean a lot about Sweden’s heritage and where some of the wealth of northwest Europe came from during this period of history.

Visited February 2011
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Amazing piece of history. Well worth the afternoon.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

The website says that they have English and Swedish tours, but be sure to check the times. The English tour was over for the day when we got there. They let us go on the Swedish tour. We understood very little of it, but the tour guide continually retold parts of it in English for us and explained things as we went so that we still had a good tour. Amazing history! Worth the afternoon. Be sure to spend some time in the museum, too.

Visited March 2011
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