Explore Hämeenlinna

Explore Hämeenlinna

Explore Hämeenlinna

Description

In Finland’s oldest inland town, the past and present go hand in hand. We warmly welcome you to explore this
charming town!

Programme

10 am – Welcome coffee at the marketplace
You will start exploring Hämeenlinna with a guide from the marketplace, which is a lively hub of activity and is surrounded by a park and magnificent official buildings. Your group will have coffee and cinnamon rolls at Café Laurell.

10:30 am – Hämeenlinna church and sightseeing tour
The white church near the marketplace is one of the most important examples of Gustavian classicism in Finland. The design of the church, completed in 1798, was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. During the guided sightseeing tour, you will hear stories about the 400-year-old town and see the main attractions in the town centre.

12 pm – Guided tour of Häme Castle
The red-brick Häme Castle on the shore of Lake Vanajavesi is one of many medieval castles in Finland. During its history, it has served as a fortress, administrative centre, residence as well as a prison. Nowadays the castle and its surroundings form a unique cultural and historical ensemble.

1 pm – Lunch at the Piparkakkutalo
The Gingerbread House is a lovely restaurant in the town centre. The Jugend-style building dates back to 1906, and also houses art exhibitions. You will be served a three-course lunch, for which your group will choose a menu in advance.

2 pm – The wonders of Aulanko Forest Park
The English-style park, founded by arms manufacturer Hugo Standertskjöld on the grounds of the Karlberg estate, is now a nature reserve. It is full of secrets, stories and unique natural landscapes.

3:30 pm – Afternoon coffee in Aulangon Kavaljeeri
Aulangon Kavaljeeri is a relaxed summer café near Cumulus Resort Aulanko. The wooden building was designed by Waldemar Aspen in 1890. To finish the tour, you will have coffee on the sunny terrace.

4:30 pm – Have a good journey home!

Pictures from the tour

Price

EUR 66 per person, a minimum of 25 people per group. The price does not include bus transportation. We will provide a quote for transportation based on your place of departure.

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