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World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station

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This is a well maintained, visitor friendly world heritage site that is well worth a day or half... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
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Touring with english speaking guide was excellent. Demonstration of early radio communication... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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72 Grimeton, Varberg, Varberg Municipality 43298, Sweden
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is a well maintained, visitor friendly world heritage site that is well worth a day or half day. Enormous generators, towers, control panels from the 1920s are an impressive site and even great for inspiring steam punk fantasies. Activities include guided tours of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 August 2018

really interesting place - also the shown movie (available in different languages: Swedish, English, German,.....) has been very interesting for learning more of the importance of this place in earlier times. Disadvantages: * there are not enough guided tours available during a day - you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I know very little about radio. This might be the reason why I’ve waited so long to visit this attraction one hour drive South of Göteborg. We had the guided tour which I think is necessary if you would like to learn something about Swedish...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Touring with english speaking guide was excellent. Demonstration of early radio communication across the atlantic. Later important for World War 2 communication ao to submarines. The facilities are in partly operation today for private purposes. Worth a visit not least for technical interested persons.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eriksR3055MR
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A unique World heritage site, this Radio station is one of the industrial cultural heritage sites of Europe. It is very interesting and its place in history of 20th century is remarkable. There were no guided tours on the day we visited, so we just...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Driving from Malmö to Gothenburg, I had the opportunity to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Very easy access from the highway by car (a few minutes) with frequent and clear road signs. I visited the site alone, not in the guided tours (11 am...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JMLL22
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Small attraction off the beat and track but well worth a visit if you have any interest in the history of long-wave radio and telegram transmission. Guided tours in English every now and then (we missed it but didn't need it as there is also...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Plopitucus
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I happened to visit on transmission day - by chance. Signals reached USA, Europe and were also returned (albeit by email :)). The visit was very interesting and is worthwhile to understand how a radio signal is produced, and received (long wave, short wave). The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Olivier p
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I usually think old things and technology is quite interesting. Study how technology has advanced over the years. The guide was good and knew her stuf but I found the place uninteresting and borring. If you like old tech and radio this is the place...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Excellent preservation of a technology that worked perfectly, and was out of date prior to its implementation. Just to devise of the method of its use and manufacture was beyond most beginning graduate engineers of today. A perfect trip for the technologist. not for everyone.

Date of experience: June 2016
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