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  • Tarjia
    Klaukkala, Finland235 contributions
    Main buildings are designed by Alvar Aalto. The oldest buildings are from late 19th century. Beautiful gardening.
    A real campus area, rare in Finland. Beautiful especially during the autumn with all the colours of the trees and plants.
    Written 8 October 2021
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  • Marcus D
    Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
    .... you need to be either a fan of the architect Alvar Aalto or an architect to really benefit from making the 40km round trip from Jyväskylä.
    The intriguing aspects, for me, are the thought that the main council chamber must lack natural lighting (but I've not been inside yet); the light and airiness of the unroofed courtyard with it's rectangular water feature; and the juxtaposition of the concrete steps leading up to the entrance to the Town Hall and the turf steps on the other side of the courtyard.
    This is my second visit. Four years ago I forgot to take a camera.
    Written 8 September 2015
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  • Maris Grunskis
    Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
    I was really surprised that something like that could exist almost in the city center! I felt like hiking through the lush forest somewhere much more south than Finland. And I didn't get tired because it's not very long. If you like to take photos of nature, wilderness, ferns and horsetails growing everywhere or macro photo, you should take your camera with you. And it's better to have comfortable shoes (but not necessary).
    What I really liked:
    - Quiet green trail trough the lush greenery, with the birds singing and dragonflies hunting for smaller insects, deadwood is left where it fell and slowly is covered by moss;
    - Within a city and close to the city center - 10 min walking distance, 5 min cycling;
    - It's not a long path, but diverse. You can go fast through it in 20 min, but if you like nature or photography or both you can spend there more than an hour.
    - good for quiet walk without a hurry, where one can stop and appreciate nature.
    Some thing that could be a problem for someone:
    - I didn't find any toilets near the start or end of the trail.
    - not accessible by wheelchair. The trail has stairs in both ends and in the middle.
    - there are information stands about the place and plants growing there, but only in Finnish.
    Overall I'm happy that I found this place and I'm positively surprised about it's location (within the city) and the attitude to the nature you can see there how more or less natural forest should look like.
    Written 7 September 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Lutakko Harbor is the northernmost harbor of Lake Päijänne. It is located near the Jyväskylä railway and bus station.

    On our visit, the weather was cloudy with rain showers. There were very few people and most of the activities were closed. In the summertime, I can imagine the harbor transforming into an outdoor living room for locals and tourists.

    There are many cafes and restaurants. Some onshore and some on board the boats. You can take part in lake cruises, play minigolf or do sup boarding.

    While walking along the shore, there are play areas for children and fitness points for adults.

    There are many festivals and concerts on the nearby Lutakko Square.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This museum is situated on the main pedestrian street in the city center of Jyväskylä.

    The museum covers all techniques of the craft. On our visit, there was an exhibition of four famous Finnish textile artists introducing modern tapestries beautifully.

    The exhibition 'Under the Apple Tree' showing miniatures was especially interesting.

    You can also find a center for national costumes and a museum shop.
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This 480-meter long bridge completed in 1989 connects the city center via Lutakko to Kuokkala. When completed, it was Finland's fourth-longest road bridge.

    The bridge has very busy car traffic. Ylistö pedestrian bridge is much nicer for walking. Both have panoramic lake views.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • PetriMa-79
    Tuusula, Finland83 contributions
    It's nice to walk around little part of lake and watch lights of this bridge on night time. Winter time it is possible to skate on lake around this bridge.
    Written 5 April 2017
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This red-brick church was completed in 1880. It is located in the middle of the vibrant Church Park. The church represents both Romanesque and Gothic styles.
    Written 24 March 2020
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,003 contributions
    Vesilinnan näkötorni (Vesilinna Observation Tower) or Harjun torni (Harju Tower) is a free observation tower. You see the whole center and surrounding lakes from there. View is very beautiful.

    The observation tower has the same opening hours as Vesilinna Restaurant. You can take a free lift (an elevator), which goes almost to the top. You have to walk only last steps. There is a roof on the observation deck. So you can admire the scenery in rainy days, too. Besides, in sunny days the observation deck may be quite hot.

    "A song for the native place" is played from the tower every summer evening at 8 p.m. This was a very nice experience, too.
    Written 30 July 2019
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  • heikkih722
    Helsinki, Finland1,342 contributions
    Fine old building on Vapaudenkatu. As you walk up Asemakatu you will come directly to City Hall. It is worth admiring the building from the outside, even if you cannot enter.
    Written 1 December 2020
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  • Tarjia
    Klaukkala, Finland235 contributions
    If you take the trouble to climb up the hill to Harju, there are beautiful views to reward you. Especially from the top of the stairs, where you have a direct view all the way down to the lake. The steps on both sides of the steep hill are popular with step runners.
    Written 8 October 2021
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