Some practical info, Helsinki, Finland

 
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Distance from city center: 3.6mi
zangazanga's pictureby zangazanga General travel tip
added on the 2nd of November, 2009
During the Summer you will find mobile tourist info all over the city. Young people will walk around in green T-shirts with a tourist info icon on them. They speak more languages and have a lot of flayers and brochures for you. They can also help you with anything you would ask about the city and they are very kind.

People is general are very kind. Most of them also speaks very well English and they would help you gladly. If you get into a bar you will surely find some people to talk with, they are friendly and will surely get you a drink or two as well.

You can freely visit the Lutheranian Cathedral and the Temppeliaukion Church, they are both huge and the most beautiful churches in the city.

There are concerts and numerous other events in the two main parks of Helsinki, Alppi Park and Esplanadi Park. Perfect for sunny afternoons.

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There are great things and kind people all over the city.

 
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