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In the northern part of Västmanland, close to the border of Dalarna you will find Norberg. It is centrally placed with densely populated areas like Västerås, Falun, Gävle and Örebro within commuting distance. It takes about two hours by car to get to Stockholm and 1,5 h by train.

In Norberg you can experience many exiting things related to its history. The history of Norberg is dominated by iron works and mining. The community dates back to the 12th century, and it was Sweden's most important source of iron ore during the 14th and follwing centuries. Here, Engelbrekt, a freedom fighter, gathered the people and started an uprising in 1434. The mines and foundries characterise the community, and there is ample exciting remains from the iron producing era. In the Middle Ages, Norberg became a focal point and a significant market town of the Bergslagen area. Along the Norberg river there are wooden houses dating from the 17th and 18th century.

Today Norberg is a nice friendly little community with a lot of small enterprises and a lot of beautiful places to visit and experience. Norberg is situated close to nature with lots of possibilities e.g. to hike in the summer and ski both downhill and cross-country in the winter.

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November 10, 2007 change by ingvar (1 point)

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