It is all about the energy

As litte as it might seem, this little town has so many random things combined that make it worth a visit. 

In this place is the first cable car of its kind of all Northern Europe. Built in 1928 and to provide the citizens with some sunlight as there is not enough that reaches the valley where it is located. 

Another random story is that as it is squeezed between two mountains and a river, and Rjukan hardly ever gets any sun, the community decided to build giant mirrors to reflect some vitamin D in its population. 

Last but not least, there is a hydroelectricity plant in this town. It is said that it produces heavy water which is conducive to create atomic bombs. Due to this, there has been squabbles and attraction to gain control over it. The legend says that off they went 6 brave Norwegians to destroy the plant as it had fallen into the control of the Nazis. They came through the ravine as it was the least place from where the Germans would expect them. The damage was enough to delay the atomic bomb creation but not enough to completely avoid it. What happened to them? They escaped also through the ravine because it was where the Germans would have least expected them to.  

 

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