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The Lakelands Sights

Hämeen Linna (Häme Castle)

Updated 12/31/1969

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Swedish crusaders began construction on Hämeen Linna in the 13th century to strengthen and defend the Swedish position in the region. What began as a fortified camp evolved over the centuries into a large castle of stone and brick. In modern times, the castle, one of Finland's oldest, has served as a granary and a prison, and it is now restored and open to the public for tours and exhibitions. The castle sits on the lakeshore, 1 km (½ mi) north of Hämeenlinna's town

center. Tours in English take place every hour in the summer and are available every hour in winter by appointment only.

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Sight Information

Address:

Kustaa III:n k. 6, , Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinna, 13100, Finland

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Phone:

03-675–6820

Sight Details:

  • €5 includes guided tour
  • May–mid-Aug., daily 10–6; mid-Aug.–mid-May., weekdays 10–4, weekends 11–4.

Updated 12/31/1969

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