Salpa Line Museum
Salpa Line Museum
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The 1200 km long Salpa Line is one the strongest and best preserved lines of fortifications in Europe built during the Second World War. The most heavily fortified part of the Salpa Line is situated in between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Saimaa, where also the Salpa Line Museum of Miehikkälä is located. Several hectares wide heavily fortified museum area has originally been meant to serve as a defence centre for a company. You may examine the fortification works on guided tours in magnificent landscapes of forest and rock. There is a café and restaurant serving the visitors in the public serving area. The museum boutique offers for sale a wide variety of related literature and handiworks. Museum is open for groups by reservation all year round.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Saeaestoepirtintie 70, Miehikkala 49700 Finland
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WorldTravelSince1995
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
An extremely knowledgeable guide included into the ticket price. Gives a good impression for the amount of work put into this Europe’s newest large fortification. Tip: For the kids, there are mountain bikes for hire to have their own exploration in the larger area. The kids in our group (15 and 11) loved it. Spent three hours there including lunch.
Written 13 June 2021
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Scott S
Kotka, Finland9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Only an hour from Kotkanssari, Kotka, it killed a couple of hours on my day off from work, interesting to see the line, even thou it wasn't used in the war, good example of history from the world war 2 era, and how the Finnish built this to protect them selves from the Russians.
Written 11 July 2018
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Written 26 August 2019
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Happiness2016
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
Salpa Line Museum is a really interesting museum! You can watch a short movie about the history of the Salpa line and join a tour around the outer part of the museum. Our guide told us many interesting details about the different bunkers and ways of defence. We spent about 3h exploring the museum and enjoyed also lunch in the cafeteria.
Written 14 August 2015
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Kiitos palautteista!
Written 22 September 2015
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