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  • Jane M
    Cork, Ireland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took the train from Helsinki while visiting on a cruise. The atmosphere, music-to-visit-by, informative English story boards gave us a snapshot of Sibelius’ early life. So glad we took the trip to visit, the lady attendant was charming and informative
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • Tapio K
    Uusimaa, Finland8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The parking area near Linnanpuisto Park was already full at around 11:30 am when I got there by car, but luckily there were spaces available along the street. However, after the visit at around 2 pm it seemed that most of the nearby spaces around the area were filled.

    The castle and the surrounding complex were quite impressive. The base of the castle's massive structures are mostly large gray stones, and the upper parts are built with red bricks which apparently was rare choice for a construction work like this in the medieval times.

    Most of the floors and passageways that are open to the visitors were easy and safe to walk. In the inner yard there are heavy wooden doors you can use to access the chambers and the balcony walkway – just close the door after stepping through.

    The ticket included a 45-minute tour but it only covered parts of the castle and its towers. During the tour the guide shared curious tidbits about everyday life back in the old days, and explained historic details of the castle. Afterwards, there were many places left to explore and artifacts to examine at your own pace.

    Strong recommendation to visit, and also to participate in the guided tour (but do check availability and languages beforehand).
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • 4dmbrown
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love it. Amazing place for a walk in the woods with lots of hidden things to find.

    Went on a family walk for a few hours in the sun and it was much more than we expected.

    Highly recommended. Will go again.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Tapio K
    Uusimaa, Finland8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My initial plan in Hämeenlinna was just to visit the Häme Castle but at the ticket office I realized I had an hour to spend before the next scheduled castle tour, so I decided to get the combined ticket (19 euros) to check out the Military museum next door as well. I thought some 30–45 minutes would suffice in the museum, but it turned out I had to come back later to see the rest of the exhibition after the castle tour.

    The museum boasted a generous collection of modern and historic military weapons, equipment, vehicles, and other paraphernalia (medals in particular,) spread out on three floors of the main building, and also in an outdoor exhibition area. The items were presented with plentiful information in form of multimedia displays, photos, and texts.

    The area can be explored unguided, and it offers things to examine for several hours for those wanting a deep-dive into military history of Finland. There is also a cafeteria and a souvenir shop, as usual.
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • Lady Sanna
    99 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intresting place to see. Almost got me 😂
    There could be more doors open the cells.
    It’s nice to be free...
    Written 8 August 2021
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  • Heyns van der Merwe
    Pretoria, South Africa20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    EVO has a large number of hiking trails of varying distances that caters for every need - from short distances to really long ones. Most of these take the hiker through the Finnish woods along lakes and over ridges through breathtaking nature scenes. This is an experience not to be missed! Strongly recommended, especially in the summer months!
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This wooden house was an upper-class residence from late 19th century. It presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family 100 years ago.

    There are many rooms for different purposes, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen.

    The museum can be visited only with a guided tour. They start every 30 minutes.

    We were the only ones on our tour and got an interesting 50-minute trip to the past.
    Written 14 August 2019
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  • vasavapr
    Lappeenranta, Finland715 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    During our visit to Hämeenlinna we visited this place and spent about 2 hours taking a slow stroll and just sitting next to the lake. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, adventure park and cafe at this place.
    Written 20 March 2020
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  • AnttilaKarri
    Riihimaki, Finland58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hämeenlinna Art Museum has always well established exhibitions with reasonable amount of works for about 1 hour visit. Certainly a must visit in Hämeenlinna.
    Written 10 September 2019
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  • hheels2swimfins
    Schaumburg, IL102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If it's in your budget, take the chance to blow your own glass vase. There are lots of nice shops with homemade Finnish crafts. These merchants are true artisans of their trade. Their is also a nice cafe to grab lunch.
    Written 9 July 2019
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  • Colin B
    Hameenlinna, Finland233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skogster Museum is a real gem in the heart of Hämeenlinna, I am surprised, that as a long standing resident of the town, that I have not visited earlier.

    My wife and I went on a Saturday afternoon, and it was not especially busy.

    The ground floor showed some history and exhibits from the town, together with an excellent wide screen film, lasting around 20 minutes, documenting the whole history of Hämeenlinna, normally I don’t have the patience to watch such films, but this was so well done, and interesting, I was disappointed when it ended, in addition, you can select the language you want to listen in.

    The upstairs exhibition was “swinging 60’s”, I understand that this changes annually, apart from a few permanent exhibits, once again this was so well laid out and presented, that it took time to take it all in, it was also helpful that there were staff availably, who could explain certain items, and were fluent in English.

    Certainly, Skogster Museum is somewhere that I will certainly return to.
    Written 8 January 2023
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