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Finland Attractions


On the south side of Helsinki's Station Square is the National Museum of Art, usually known as the Ateneum after the name of the building it occupies (by C. T. Hoijer, 1884-87), which also houses the Finnish Academy of Art. This is Finland's finest art collection, mostly works of betwee... more

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The Church of the Cross in Lahti (Alvar Aalto, 1978) is not only a bright and clearly structured church, but also a well-functioning concert space and conference centre... more

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Over a thousand dolls dating back to the 1700s plus teddy bears and other toys. Savonlinna´s Doll Museum consists of a private collection, which Käpy Tarus has been collecting since 1986. The collection includes more than 1,000 dolls and another 1,000 or so other toys. The oldest... more

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Built in the second half of the 18th century by Sweden on a group of islands located at the entrance of Helsinki's harbour, this fortress is an especially interesting example of European military architecture of the time. ... more

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Hame Castle is one of Finlands' Medieval Royal Castles.  The castle's oldest sections date from the end of 1200’s. Häme Castle has had a long history with many ups and downs. But it has justifiably been said that construction work has continued for 700 years, right up to... more

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In addition to the museum itself, the old parish hall, a former elementary school and residential buildings from the turn of the 20th century can be found along the road leading from the church to the vicarage. The museum is located in an old log granary that used to be the municipal granary.&n... more

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Mikkeli served as the Finnish Armed Forces headquarters in 1939-40 and 1941-44.  In 1974 the Commander-in-Chief's office in the staffroom of the Central Elementary School in Mikkeli was opened to the public. This was supplemented in 1984 by a photographic exhibition presenting the oper... more

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The Infantry Museum was founded in 1982. The Museum is housed in three wooden barracks built in the 19th century.  The infantry barracks have a permanent display of weapons, authentic photographs, objects from everyday life, hobby crafts, and other objects illustrating history, people... more

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Dating from 1840 the Kerimaki Church is a church which should not be missed. This church, which holds 5,000 people, is reputed to be the largest wooden church in the world. It was built by a local man who emigrated to America and made his fortune. The story goes that the enormous size of the ch... more

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Kultasuklaa Oy ("Golden Chocolate Ltd"), was founded in 1990 in the famous glass-making village of Iittala, in Southern Finland. Kultasuklaa Oy is a unique factory specialising in hand-made production of chocolates in every imaginable shape and flavour. You can watch the production pr... more

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The posters for the exhibition have been chosen from the newest donations and purchases for the Lahti Poster Museum. They include the collections donated by Alma Media, Aleksander Lindeberg and the Japanese Seiichiro Uehara, as well as the one purchased from the heirs of the Nupponen family, su... more

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The Lahti City Museum collects, maintains and exhibits cultural historical, natural historical and art collections deposited in it. The specialties of the museum are applied graphics, winter sports, radio and TV, furniture and military medicine.  ... more

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The purpose of the Historical Museum is to collect, document, research, exhibit and publish historical, cultural-historical and ethnological material and oral tradition in its own area. ... more

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Langinkoski Rapids, where Czar Alexander III built his imperial fishing lodge, a visit to which is most worthwhile. The living quarters in the lodge are rustic in a "kingly" sort of way. Although this is a simple log construction, the interior (which is now a museum) has displays of s... more

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The Lutheran Cathedral, located on the north side, dominates the Square. Engel drafted his first plans for the Cathedral as early as 1818, and he continued working on it until his death. After many complications in the planning process, construction of the church began in 1830 but it was not re... more

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The Market Square is at the top of Helsinki's harbor, and vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, crafts and souvenirs of all types each day.... more

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The Mikkeli Museum of Art ia located in the building, known as the 'Granite House', which was designed by the architect Armas Rankka and dates from 1912. The Martti Airio collection, which is on permanent display, comprises Finnish paintings from the 1870s to the 1980s, furniture, ... more

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The Musical Fountain in Kariniemi Park are the biggest colourful musical fountain in the Nordic countries, built in 1997 by Lahti Energy. The show is at its best in dark autumn evenings. In the summer time there are two shows a day, at 1pm and at 16pm. During winter they are on every day at&nbs... more

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There are two small exhibitions in the castle: the Castle Museum displays artifacts found in the castle or related to it, and the Orthodox Museum displays icons and other religious artifacts both from Finland and Russia.... more

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The island is an open-air museum with a 17th century church and farmhouses from various regions of Finland. Seurasaari Open-Air Museum has traditional old buildings and farmsteads from different parts of Finland reflecting the history of Finnish architecture from the 18th century to the present... more

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The exhibition presents masters of skiing and development of skiing equipment. Ancient skis and ski making tools are on display. The exhibition will guide you on a tour at the Ski Stadium and the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, from the 1920's all the way to the late 1980's. On... more

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The museum is home to a collection of Finnish art from the mid-19th century to the present day.  The museum’s largest single collection of old Finnish art was accumulated  by Viipurin Taiteenystävät ry (Vyborg Friends of Art); this collection includes works by many wel... more

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This is the finest department store in Finland and an excellent place to shop for gifts.... more

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The Swedish National Theatre is situated in the heart of the city at the western end of the Esplanade Park. It is one of six professional theatres in Finland to serve the Swedish speaking population and is considered to be the Swedish national stage. ... more

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Carved out of the natural rock, Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki's most popular tourist attractions. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. The church was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is... more

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The museum specializes in handicraft covering all of Finland, a place where skills and people meet as well as an interesting destination for visitors. The museum covers all techniques of handicraft, from house building to lace making and from forging to the design of ornaments. A... more

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The Stone Sacristy standing in the middle of Porrassalmenkatu Street is one of the symbols of Mikkeli. It dates back to turn of the 16th century. The church was dismantled in 1769, but the stone sacristy remained. The sacristy was restored in 1900, when it received its tall brick gables, its sh... more

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The exhibition of the Suur-Savo Museum contains items from the peasant culture in Southern Savo and artefacts that depict the history of the city of Mikkeli. In addition to its exhibitions, the Suur-Savo Museum also records and researches the history of both Mikkeli and the region around it. ... more

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Completed in 1868 in the Katajanokka district of Helsinki, the Uspensky Cathedral is the largest orthodox church in Western Europe. With its golden cupolas and redbrick facade, the church is one of the clearest symbols of the Russian impact on Finnish history. ... more

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