Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Helsinki, Finland


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.2 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Experience Helsinki in Finland in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in HelsinkiIndividual Sights in Helsinki

Sight 1: Vesikko

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Vesikko is a submarine, which was launched on 10 May 1933 at the Crichton-Vulcan dock in Turku. Until 1936 it was named by its yard number CV 707. Vesikko was ordered by a Dutch engineering company Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw in 1930 as a commercial submarine prototype, being the prototype for the German Type II submarines. Purchased by the Finnish before World War II, she saw service in the Winter War and Continuation War, sinking the Soviet merchant ship Vyborg as her only victory. After the cease-fire with the Allies in 1944, Vesikko was retired. Finland was banned from operating submarines after the war and she was kept in storage until she was turned into a museum ship.

Wikipedia: Finnish submarine Vesikko (EN), Website

365 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Ehrensvärd Museum

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The Ehrensvärd Museum is a specialised museum located in Suomenlinna. The museum is located in Susisaari Castle Yard. It is housed in the former residence of the commandant of the fortress. The museum was opened in 1930. The museum has been decorated to tell what the residence of the chief of the fortress looked like in the 1700s. On display are portraits, weapons and scale models of ships of the archipelago fleet. In front of the museum is the tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd. The museum is subordinate to the Governing Body of Suomenlinna and is maintained by the Ehrensvärd Society, which founded the museum in 1927.

Wikipedia: Ehrensvärd-museo (FI), Website

31 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Augustin Ehrensvärd's tomb

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Augustin Ehrensvärd's tomb

The Ehrensvärd grave is the final resting place and memorial of Augustin Ehrensvärd, the founder of the Suomenlinna island fortress in Helsinki, Finland, at the Linnanpiha yard on the island of Susisaari in Suomenlinna. Ehrensvärd was buried at the yard in 1783 but the memorial was only completed in its current form in 1805.

Wikipedia: Ehrensvärd grave (EN), Website

427 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Military Museum

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The Military Museum of Finland is the central museum of the Finnish Defence Forces and the national special museum of military history. It is located in Helsinki and it is part of the Finnish National Defence University. In 2018, the Military Museum's exhibitions in Suomenlinna had around 131,000 visitors. The most popular exhibition is the submarine Vesikko, visited by around 50,000 people annually. Military Museum's exhibitions in Suomenlinna are located at Manege and Artillery Maneage.

Wikipedia: Manege Military Museum (EN), Website

378 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Toy Museum

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The Suomenlinna Toy Museum is a private collection of antique toys from the first half of the 1800s until the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Toy Museum receives more than 30,000 visitors annually.

Wikipedia: Suomenlinnan lelumuseo (FI), Website


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