Activities for a Rainy Day in Hameenlinna

THE 5 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Hameenlinna on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Hameenlinna

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  • Masa
    1 contribution
    Jäätynyt metsä (Frozen forrest) childrens escape room was very good and also entertaining to adults too. Service was also very good.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Tapio K
    Uusimaa, Finland8 contributions
    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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  • Tapio K
    Uusimaa, Finland8 contributions
    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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  • JMO4104
    Phoenix, AZ202 contributions
    This wine bar was so perfect in every way. The detail, service, selection and cozy atmosphere were on point. It has inspired me to come home and try more wines. This is a must stop in Hameenlinna. It’s my aunts favorite bar and we even went back twice.
    Written 27 October 2021
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  • Lady Sanna
    99 contributions
    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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  • Jane M
    Cork, Ireland11 contributions
    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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  • hheels2swimfins
    Schaumburg, IL102 contributions
    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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  • AnttilaKarri
    Riihimaki, Finland58 contributions
    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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