A red cottage in the countryside is one of the most recognisable symbols of Sweden. If you want to learn about where that rust-red colour comes from, you should pay a visit to Falun Mine (Falu Gruva) on the outskirts of Falun, a town in the central province of Dalarna. This moody Unesco World Heritage Site is packed with history and makes a great place for taking photos. What’s more, it’s open all year round and is (mostly) free to visit.
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