The administrative center of the Rauma municipality is the small town of Andalsnes, which could be considered a very unfortunate location. It served to the royal family in their escape from the Nazis' invasion in 1940 and it was destroyed by bombs. Reconstructed piece by piece, Andalsnes is nowadays a modern town, visited by many tourists mainly because of its position. It is the starting point of Trollstigvegen, a motor way through a splendid mountain pass, that heads south; it is continued by another scenic route, named Orneveien (Eagle's Road), in the way to the Geiranger fjord. Close to Andalsnes, you can admire Trollsveggen, the highest vertical cliff in Europe, a true challenge for any climber. It can also be admired from one of the most scenic railways in Norway, which passes it back and forth through 180 degrees tunnels.