Hame Castle
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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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Célestine S
La Pesse, France68 contributions
Jul 2022
Very nice "museum bingo" for children, helping them spot various pieces in the 3 storeys.
Beautiful views to the countryside around.
Written 15 August 2022
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland898 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Häme castle plays an important part in Finnish history. Not big, but plenty to see, including corridoors and winding staircases kids will love.

The castle surroundings are also beautiful. There's also a nice small playground for kids. Free parking.

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You can get a combination ticket for the two other sights that are closely linked with the castle, both historically and geographically: the prison museum and the military museum of the old garrison. The three walk you through lots of interesting history - and is real value for money.
Written 31 October 2021
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Lady Sanna
96 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
There was plenry to see, 3 museum in one place. It took 3 hours to explore but We were quite thorough 😅
There was Café in museo Militaria and the Castle. Castle Café has Ok sandwiches and cookies and views outside seats were nice.
We took tour and it was funny and intresting, Thanks for that!
Thinking maybe nice place the arrange some happening ❤️ work or privat
Written 8 August 2021
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland1,032 contributions
Oct 2020
Nice castle that is easily accessible by car. Nice surroundings and views too. Renovation has been done in a nice way. Well worth a visit.
Written 12 October 2020
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Ludwig H
Augsburg, Germany26 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Very nice castle in Hämeenlinna. The guided tour in English was very informative and the aestetic of the place was quite nice. Sadly most signs were only available in Finnish and Swedish, meaning that foreign tourists miss out on quite some details. Furthermore, the price is quite steep for what you get, considering that the castle itself is quite small. Still worth a visit though, especially if Finnish castles interest you.
Written 26 August 2020
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Niklas Ö
Sammamish, WA8 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Ancient castle,, from the 1200s. Nicely renovated. Really worthwhile. And exciting for the kids. Strongly recommended. A genuine must see.
Written 10 July 2020
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Merja75
Finland387 contributions
Jul 2020
Hame castle is one must see places when visiting beautiful city of Hämeenlinna. Free parking close by. Also not far from train station either. Wear a good shoes when visiting there, the yard is uneven and plenty of steps to climb. Summer time guided tours from 10am that takes an hour.
Written 6 July 2020
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vasavapr
Lappeenranta, Finland704 contributions
Jun 2019
We have visited this castle several times but all our visit were during winter. This was our first summer visit and it was entirely different experience. We managed to explore the whole castle and surrounding area.

The castle is beautiful, well restored and maintained. We were quite late for the guided tour so we had to explore the place on our own. It was very fascinating and interesting none the less. The moat surrounding the castle is also a unique feature of the castle. A must visit attraction in Hämeenlinna.
Written 20 March 2020
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Visit Häme
Tavastia Proper, Finland127 contributions
Jan 2020
Häme Castle is beautiful castle right next to lake Vanaja. Guided tour is included to the price and with great guides you will definitely get most of the castles histories and stories.
There are also nice events during the year for example Buhurt battles and Horse Tournament. Häme Medieval festival is also in august in the castle and its surroundings.
There is also different workshops during the events and also to groups. Those are nice and fun way to learn about history.
Restaurant is open in summer times and other times of the year you can order lunch or dinner to groups.
I have visited this place several times and it is always interesting and every time I learn something new!
Written 11 February 2020
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tarjak4
Helsinki, Finland70 contributions
Aug 2019
A must see for anyone interested in history and old castles, the Häme Castle provides a glimpse into the medieval life in the southern Finland. The displays and exhibits told the history of brick making, showcased silver treasurers etc. The tour was quite informative and interesting as well.
Written 30 September 2019
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