Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg

Explore Grimeton one of the only preserved monuments about wireless transatlantic communication.

At Grimeton in southern Sweden (built 1922–24) you will find The Varberg Radio Station, an exceptionally well-preserved monument to early wireless transatlantic communication.

The monument particularly representing an  outstanding process of development of communication technology in the period following the First World War.

It consists of the transmitter equipment, including the aerial system of six 127-m high steel towers. Although no longer in regular use, the equipment has been maintained in operating condition.

The 109.9-ha site comprises buildings housing the original Alexanderson transmitter, including the towers with their antennae, short-wave transmitters with their antennae, and a residential area with staff housing.

The site is an outstanding example of the development of telecommunications and is the only surviving example of a major transmitting station based on pre-electronic technology.

Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg became member of Unesco World Heritage List in 2004.


Grimeton Radiostationen 72
432 98 Grimeton
West Sweden
+46 340 67 41 90

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  • Lattitude: 57.113193
  • Longitude: 12.405176