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Hameenlinna Travel Guide, Finland


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Hameenlinna is a city as well as municipality located in the very heart of the Hame historical province in south Finland.

Hameenlinna is the main town of the province of Hame and is attractively located on a narrow and long lake of the Vanajavesi. Hameenlinna shares its south boundaries with the Hattelmala Hills. The attractive and great town was actually founded by the very famous Per Brahe, the governor of Sweden in the year 1639 on a region to the north of Tavastehus Castle of the 13th Century that he later strengthened and enlarged. The exceptionally fantastic town of Hameenlinna was then later moved to its current site in the year 1777.

The economy of the city depends mainly on the activity of timber processing along with some metal working projects.

Some sights in the town worth visiting include a tank museum that displays the military vehicles of the Second World War, an exceptional art museum and a historical museum that holds outstanding displays.

This old city of Hameenlinna is popularly known and admired by a large number of travelers all across the globe due to the very reason that it is the birthplace of the famous Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius and the much loved poet Paavo Cajander from the time period of 1846 to 1913. Sibelius' childhood home is an exciting place to visit if you are in the marvelous city of Hameenlinna. This place is for all those who are basically not music buffs.

Hattula Church is another tourist spot in this attractive as well as friendly city that presents as a great example of the Gothic brick architecture style with wooden statues, paints of the 16th century and frescoes being the primary attractions.

Also, for all those who are looking forward to take pleasure in some adventure activities such as skiing will surely find excellent cross-country ski lodges as well as skiing in this region.

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