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Digermulen - ferry to Store Molla
Norway
View from the east coast of the spectacular Raftsundet over the Raftsundet Alps, in the ferry port of Digermulen. At the end of the 19th Century, the small town of Digermulen was a popular tourist destination. It was regarded as the gateway to the natural beauty of Raftsundet and Trollfjord. During the summer months when the weather was fine, up to three boats daily were heading the site. Digermulen was one of the favorite places of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who on 21 July 1889, a year after his coronation, went here for the first time with the imperial flotilla. To commemorate his visit two memorial stones were erected on the top of the mountain the Emperor ascended. During World War II, the stones were demolished; in the late 1980s, they were rebuilt by the residents of Digermulen.Today, Digermulen has 330 inhabitants. Digermulen is located on the southwest corner of the east bank of Vesteråleninsel Hinnøya, on the coast of Raftsundet. The ferry to the Sore Molla island is about to leave. The panorama was taken about 11 PM.
Copyright: Alexander Jensko
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Uploaded: 03/09/2011
Updated: 06/08/2014
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Tags: rafting; raftsundet; stormy; angry; clouds; sound; sund; sundet; norway; nature; digermulen; trollfjord; hurtigruten; mountains; alps; pier; store molla; kaiser; wilhelm; hinnoya
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