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Hame Castle

Kustaa III katu 6 | Helsinki, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
+358 29 5336932
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Medieval castle and museum

Häme castle one of the few medieval castles in Finland. You definetly should visit it if you are in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Johannes K
A piece of history

A well preserved castle that has an interesting history. I guess some parts are too modern but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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Häme Castle is one of Finland's medieval royal castles. It is believed to have been built at the end of the 13th century, following the crusade by Swedish Earl Birger to Häme region. During the Middle Ages the original fortified camp was built into a residential castle for its commandant. In the 18th century a third storey was built and curtain wall buildings partly replaced the original outer walls. The castle and its surroundings were in prison use from 1837 to 1972. The main castle is now presented as a historical monument. The Häme Castle and its redbrick barracks are on the shore of Lake Vanajavesi. The promontary has been a meeting place for centuries, and the walls almost echo the voices from the Middle Ages.
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Kustaa III katu 6 | Helsinki, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
+358 29 5336932
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Häme castle one of the few medieval castles in Finland. You definetly should visit it if you are in Hämeenlinna.

Thank Johannes K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well preserved castle that has an interesting history. I guess some parts are too modern but anyway it's an interesting place to visit. Best way to hear about the interesting history of the castle is to participate to a guided tour.

Thank niinan2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well I will never recommend this. I am a world Traveller and a photographer and have covered half of the world and this castle Isn't even close to whatever my and other expectations are like. I will better prefer Austria , Sweden to add there...More

Thank rabisaha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is at one end of the car park from the Military Museum. The castle and buildings are very interesting to look round and the use of bricks in the 14th century is very unusual. The is also the story of the female lord...More

Thank Playfairest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stopped into Hameenlinna with some Finnish mates to visit this castle. WOW, The castle is like every other castle, but what makes it different is the little interactive activities. They are simple and fun. Plus you fantastic explanations in Finnish and English (from booklet)...More

Thank chewie999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a number of times, Kids liked this place, many interesting historical things, when festivals are on you can do sword and shield battles.

Thank aussiepolarbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! Well renovated - maybe even too well - but remember to visit the few small corners that are left closest to their original state, such as the small chamber of treasures in the first floor. In July 2017, upstairs has an...More

Thank EijaMaija
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this interesting castle. Built at the end of the 13th century and located on the shore of Lake Vanajave, Hame Castle is an outstanding example of Finland's medieval royal castles. During the Middle Ages, Hame began as a fortified camp...More

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great historical place not far from the city center. Military museum is next to the Castle. Till the 17.12.2017 "The Pious and the Pagans" exhibition is available as well in the castle. Advise: You can buy Hämeenlinna magnet in the Military museum (there are no...More

1  Thank Vladimir B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

First off - before you visit this castle, you should know something. Finns don't know how to properly market things or make something into a great spectacle. In another words, branding is something we can do really well, but only, if it's a strong product...More

Thank KatiS_84
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