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The Runeberg Home

Aleksanterinkatu 3, Porvoo 06100, Finland
+358 19 5747500
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Lovely home from 19th century

This is the former home of Finnish national poet J. L. Runeberg, but you can also see the strong... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wilmeli
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Helsinki, Finland
Home of National poet of Finland

Key is that Runeberg was married with Frederika Runeberg who was as well a poet. A bit similar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JukkaPaananen
,
Porvoo, Finland
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Aleksanterinkatu 3, Porvoo 06100, Finland
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+358 19 5747500

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the former home of Finnish national poet J. L. Runeberg, but you can also see the strong impact of his wife, Fredrika Runeberg, who had many skills too. I think the rooms have been decorated with a good taste and you can almost...More

Thank Wilmeli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Key is that Runeberg was married with Frederika Runeberg who was as well a poet. A bit similar story as with Rodin and Camille Claudel. When Frederiga got a new book out he worked in kitchen and Johan Ludvig celebrated the book in the hall.......More

Thank JukkaPaananen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is very nicely done, and the gardens are lovely. This is also where you can find a clean restroom to use.

Thank ncpw
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

JL Runeberg home is a fine example 1860s upper middle class way of living. I was struck by the portrait of the Viceroy of Canton (today Guangdong province in China). Clearly, globalisation has existed for a long time.

Thank hank12015
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The home of Finland's national poet, preserved as it was when he lived in it in the 19th century: period furnishings and a view of Finnish life and society at the time. Do not miss the charming flower garden.

Thank Genevieve415
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a true gem that has both authenticity to its 1860 style home and a true garden from that time. The staff is very keen on informing you about the life and whereabouts of Runeberg. Remember to visit one of his sons sculptures nearby.

Thank Johan R
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The town house and home of the Finnish national writer J.L.Runeberg. Everything has been left as it was after his death. A little museum shop with very nice items, also Fredrika's plants from the garden.

Thank annawannagogo
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Even for locals this is a good place to go and meet the historical part of small but warn Porvoo town.

Thank Dimitry_svl
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Runerberg's home is the first home museum in Finland, it has exiting stories, wonderful paintings, their furniture and interesting things.

Thank Ulla H
Reviewed 30 August 2015

It is a big, yellow wooden house, left as it was when Johan Ludvig Runeberg lived there with his wife Fredrika in the 19th century. He wrote the rhymed epic story from the Swedish-Russian war 1808-1809 and other historic masterpieces--as well as the National Anthem...More

Thank aspan024
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