Ropsten


Ropsten

Ropsten is a cape at the eastern part of Stockholm mainland at the inner part of Stockholm archipelago. Two bridges named Lidingöbron extend from Ropsten over to the island of Lidingö. Ropsten area is located between Hjorthagen and the Stockholm city main port Värtahamnen. Ropsten is the terminal station for the eastern part of Stockholm Metro system and is also the terminal station for Lidingöbanan, the railway for public transportation, covering the area of Lidingö.

History

Ropsten has been the communication center for the traffic between Stockholm and Lidingö since the 13th or 14th century, when the first inhabitants settled on Lidingö and began farming, 200–300 years after the end of the Viking Age.

The name "Ropsten" stems from the fact that in old times, going back to the 13th or 14th century, people used to shout out loud from this area to Lidingö, a distance of about 750 meters, to call for a boat transport over to Lidingö, before the first regular rowboat ferry line was introduced and before the first bridge was built. In the old times, the part of the Ropsten area close to the waterfront was named "Ropudden" (corresponding to "cape shout"). The large rock or islet in the water close to this cape gave the place its name, "the rock at cape shout", "Ropsten". The rock itself, however, was probably not used as a place to shout from, as it was surrounded by water (during average sea level conditions) according to old maps from the end of the 17th century, in particular a map from 1696. When there was an extreme low sea level [The sea level in the Baltic Sea normally fluctuates between -0.5 meter to +0.5 meter, in extreme case up to one meter, depending on atmospheric tide differences between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea in the Atlantic Ocean. When there is high atmospheric pressure in the Baltic area compared to the atmospheric pressure in the North Sea for a longer period, the water is pressed out into the Atlantic Ocean and the water level will sink.] it was probably possible to reach the rock by foot, as indicated on the painting by Piere Joseph Trere from 1795.

The entire area, named Ropsten, dramatically changed appearance in just a few years when the first bridge between Ropsten and Lidingö and the main port for Stockholm was built in this area from around 1884. Today nothing remains of the old Ropsten as it appears on the painting from 1795.

Image gallery, Ropsten year 1696-2008

ources

* [http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ropsten Ropsten in Swedish.]

Footnotes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ropsten (Stockholm Tunnelbana) — Ropsten U Bahnhof in Stockholm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lidingöbana — Linienplan …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lidingöbanan — an der Haltestelle Kottla …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stockholm Tunnelbana — Ein Zug der Stockholmer Tunnelbana in der Station Hötorget Die Stockholmer U Bahn, auf Schwedisch Tunnelbana genannt, ist Schweden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • T-bana — Ein Zug der Stockholmer Tunnelbana in der Station Hötorget Die Stockholmer U Bahn, auf Schwedisch Tunnelbana genannt, ist Schweden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tunnelbana — Ein Zug der Stockholmer Tunnelbana in der Station Hötorget Die Stockholmer U Bahn, auf Schwedisch Tunnelbana genannt, ist Schweden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • U-Bahn Stockholm — Ein Zug der Stockholmer Tunnelbana in der Station Hötorget Die Stockholmer U Bahn, auf Schwedisch Tunnelbana genannt, ist Schweden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lidingöbanan — is a light rail system in Stockholm, Sweden, between Ropsten and Gåshaga brygga, going in the south half of the Lidingö island.Lidingöbanan has its origins in the Stockholm Södra Lidingöns Järnväg (Stockholm Southern Lidingö Railway), proposed by …   Wikipedia

  • Gärdet (Stockholm Tunnelbana) — Gärdet U Bahnhof in Stockholm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tunnelbanan — Ein Zug der Stockholmer Tunnelbana in der Station Hötorget Die Stockholmer U Bahn, schwedisch  …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.