5 Sights in Rovaniemi, Finland (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Rovaniemi, Finland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Rovaniemi, Finland.

1. Krypta Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof - German War Cemetery

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Krypta Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof - German War Cemetery No machine-readable author provided. Kat1100 assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The German Military Cemetery of Rovaniemi is located on lake Norvajärvi, in Finnish Lapland. It is the final resting place of 2,530 German soldiers who died in the Finnish regions of Lapland and Oulu during World War II. It was inaugurated on August 31, 1963 and is managed by the German War Graves Commission. The red granite structure houses a mausoleum as well as a bronze interpretation of the Pieta, depicting a mother holding her fallen son.

Wikipedia: German Military Cemetery Rovaniemi (EN)

2. Jätkänkynttilä

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A Swedish torch is a source of heat and light from a vertically set tree trunk, incised and burning in the middle. It was invented by the Finns and it became known in Europe during the 1600s and is now used by forest workers, and for leisure activities. Due to its flat surface and good embers, it can also be used for cooking. Compared to a campfire, it is more compact, and therefore several small heat sources can be distributed over an area.

Wikipedia: Swedish torch (EN)

3. Jääkärikivi -muistomerkki

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The Jäger Movement consisted of volunteers from Finland who trained in Germany as Jägers during World War I. Supported by Germany to enable the creation of a Finnish sovereign state, the movement was one of many means by which Germany intended to weaken Russia and to cause Russia's loss of its western provinces and dependencies.

Wikipedia: Jäger Movement (EN)

4. Rovaniemi Church

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The Rovaniemi Church is a church located in the city center of Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. The 850-seat church, designed by architect Bertel Liljequist, was completed in 1950. The earlier church building, completed in 1817, was burnt down by the Nazis during the Lapland War on October 16, 1944.

Wikipedia: Rovaniemi Church (EN), Website

5. Rovaniemen Helluntaiseurakunta

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Rovaniemen Helluntaiseurakunta / fair use

The Rovaniemen Five is a five-nation alliance based in Rovaniemi and had about 390 members in 2011. The diocese was founded in 1954. Now it is a member club of Herentai Church in Finland. The vicar is Essa Hill.

Wikipedia: Rovaniemen helluntaiseurakunta (FI), Website


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