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- 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 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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
- 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
- We visited the park with two kids (11 and 5). There was a lot of controversy regarding the park when it was built, as some said that it destroys the beautiful Aulanko scenery and harms the trees. I find it fits into the scenery perfectly and makes the Aulanko park more interesting. According to the owners, the adventure trails have been built on living trees without harming them. There are different tasks such as ropeways, swaying paths, liana jumps, swings and zip lines.
The 1st trail of the adventure park is dedicated to kids under 120 cm and I thought my son (5 years and 111 cm) would be content with that. Quite the contrary, after that first trail he was hungry for more and did three more trails. Even though they are meant for people over 120 cm, he managed just fine and loved every bit of it. Kids under 7 years must of course be accompanied by an adult. Our 3-year-old was interested in climbing but when the helmet and the harness should have been put on, she ran the other way.
The pricing is a bit steep as the price is the same for adults and kids over 7 years, but then again, kids under 7 years can explore free of charge.
This park is a bit smaller and the trails are not quite as challenging as in the Flow Park in Ahvenisto, so perhaps it is a good place to start and there are definitely great trails for children.
Bring your own gloves and make sure that they are sturdy ones. You can also buy some at the park if you forgot yours at home.
There is a miniature golf course and a playground right next to the park, so there are alternatives in case everyone does not feel like climbing or if there are smaller kids in the group.Written 7 July 2017