Haukkavuori Lookout Tower
Haukkavuori Lookout Tower
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Haukkavuori Lookout Tower is located in the highest point of Kotka and the tower rises 72 meters above sea level. It is shown as a landmark of Kotka on arrival, whether you come by car or boat. From the deck of the tower stunning views over Kotka city and the Eastern Gulf of Finland archipelago are opening. The tower used to be a water tower and the water reservoir nowadays serves as an exhibition space during summer.
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,594 contributions
This striking-looking tower completed in 1920 was originally built as a water tower.

The top of the Art Nouveau and Classicism style tower is about 72 meters above sea level.

If you want to visit inside the tower, check the opening times beforehand.
Written 28 February 2021
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Heljä M
Helsinki, Finland150 contributions
Couples
We visited the lookout tower on sunny and hot summer day. You can really see far if you climb up 139 stairs! It costs only 2 euros. It is interesting to know that during the second world war mostly women (”Lotta”) were working in the tower as their duty was air survellaince. The city of Kotka sufferd major bombing during the war.
Written 26 July 2018
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Simone R
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A beautifull place to visit, and it can be recommended to take a walk around The tower, but the service inside the tower was very unpolite and rude to us, and it made us walk away immidiately.
Written 17 July 2017
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Tea Teukka S
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Family
Pienellä rappujen kapuamisella uskomattomat näköalat palkitsevat vaivan. Kesken kiipeämisen voi pysähtyä katsomaan taidetta kahdessa tilassa.
The magnificent view that opens from the tower rewards the little effort of climbing the stairs. On the way up, you can check interesting art in two different spaces.
Written 11 July 2016
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Nick492
St. Petersburg, Russia223 contributions
Friends
When you climb a hill, where the tower is situated, you will see a great view on the town, water. Rocks under your feet. A great Tower, but I haven't climbed it - it was not opened - I was early in the morning.
Written 3 September 2014
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Leena P
Turku, Finland6 contributions
Family
Excellent Italian food.. Especially pasta and cakes are recommended. You can get good view to the surroundings from the top of the tower.
Written 28 May 2013
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John W
John W
El Jadida, Morocco1,029 contributions
Friends
This is somewhere definitely to be visited. You can see the whole of town from the towertop as well as out miles to sea. The climb's a bit dreadful for an old smoker like me but it was worth it. The view is truly fantastic.

Also there's an art gallery to visit here and a cafe in the tower.

I think this is only open in the summer, but I'm not sure.
Written 22 December 2012
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