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View of Ladehammeren from the harbor
Equilibrio North at Våttahaugen

Ladehammeren is a small mountain on the Lade peninsula in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located just south of the Korsvika area. Våttahaugen, the highest point of Ladehammeren, is 71 metres (233 ft) above sea level. The area was the site of a burial cairn during in the Viking Age. [1]

In the 18th century, there were plans for building a fort at Ladehammeren, but that never happened. From 1848, the military used Ladehammern to store gunpowder. German forces used these buildings during the Nazi occupation of Norway, building a fortification and bunkers.[2]

In 2000, a monument titled "Equilibrio North" was erected at Våttahaugen. The monument was the creation of German artist Rolf Schaffner (1927-2008).[3][4]


  1. ^ Knut A Rosvold. "Ladehammeren". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Øverland, Per (2006). "Historieglimt fra Lade og Lademoen Første samling" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Trondheim. 
  3. ^ "Rolf Schaffner: “Equilibrio North”". Equilibrio Europe. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rolf Schaffner (1927-2008)". Retrieved December 1, 2016. 

Coordinates: 63°26′49″N 10°25′30″E / 63.4470°N 10.4250°E / 63.4470; 10.4250