At the northern end of the Østerdal, the long valley to the east of Gudbrandsdalen, lies Røros, one of Norway's great mining towns. It is famed for its well preserved wooden buildings (many with maintained turf roofs), wooden church, and mine (now a museum). For more than 300 years practically everyone who lived in this one-company town was connected with the copper mines. In 1980 Røros was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg's paintings of Røros made the town famous. His statue now stands in Harald Sohlberg's plass, looking down the stretch of road that he immortalized.
Elsewhere in Central Norway
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