Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Helsinki, Finland


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Number of sights 24 sights
Distance 7.3 km
Ascend 0 m
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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: Bad Bad Boy

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Bad Boy is a pink sculpture made of concrete in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland. The sculpture was created by sculptor Tommi Toija and represents a naked urinating boy. The sculpture is 8.5 metres (28 ft) tall and weighs seven and a half tons. The water flow in the sculpture is heated so the boy can urinate all year round, even in winter. The sculpture was made of spray concrete around a steel frame and was made in Sweden.

Wikipedia: Bad Bad Boy (sculpture) (EN)

1191 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: Olo n:o 22

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Olo n:o 22 is an outdoor sculpture in Hietalahti, Helsinki, Finland.

Wikipedia: Olo n:o 22 (EN), Website

368 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Sinebrychoffin puisto

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The Sinebrychoff Park, colloquially referred to as the "Koff Park", is a park in Punavuori, Helsinki, Finland, near Hietalahti. The park was named after the Sinebrychoff brewery, which had its premises next to the park from 1819 to 1992 and to whose lands the park used to belong, and the Sinebrychoff family that owned both. In addition to the Old Church Park and Kaivopuisto, the park is among the most popular parks in Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Sinebrychoff Park (EN)

422 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Helsingin metodistiseurakunta

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The Helsinki Finnish Methodist Church is a Finnish Methodist congregation in Helsinki, Finland. It belongs to the Finnish Methodist Church and was founded in 1894. The current congregation building is located in the Punavuori district of Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Helsinki Finnish Methodist Church (EN), Website, Website

21 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Lighthouse Christian Center

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Lighthouse Christian Center / fair use

Lighthouse Christian Center is a Pentecostal church founded in 2002 in Helsinki. The community is a congregation of African origin that cooperates with the Pentecostal Church of Finland. Originally, the parish operated as a registered association and was organised as a religious community in 2016. Church activities include weekly worship services, Bible teaching, prayer meetings, and Sunday schools. In addition, the church organizes evangelistic events in the summer.

Wikipedia: Lighthouse Christian Center (FI), Website

396 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: St. John's Church

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St. John's Church in Helsinki, Finland, is a Lutheran church designed by the Swedish architect Adolf Melander in the Gothic Revival style. It is the largest stone church in Finland by seating capacity.

Wikipedia: St. John's Church, Helsinki (EN), Website

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Design Museum

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Design Museum is a museum in Helsinki devoted to the exhibition of both Finnish and foreign design, including industrial design, fashion, and graphic design. The building is situated in Kaartinkaupunki, on Korkeavuorenkatu Street, and is owned by the Republic of Finland through Senate Properties. The building was completed in 1895 and originally built as a school building for the Swedish school Läroverket för gossar och flickor.

Wikipedia: Design Museum, Helsinki (EN), Website

111 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Museum of Finnish Architecture

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Museum of Finnish Architecture

The Museum of Finnish Architecture is an architectural museum in Helsinki, Finland. Established in 1956, it is the second oldest museum of its kind devoted specifically to architecture. The museum was founded on the basis of the photographic collection of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), which was established in 1949.

Wikipedia: Museum of Finnish Architecture (EN), Website, Tripadvisor

455 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Against the Raging Sea

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Facing the Sea is a relief made by Matti Haupt on the wall of the former head office of Suomen Höyrylaiva Oy, now the Church House, at Eteläranta 8 in Helsinki, Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Päin merta myrskyävää (FI), Website

223 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Memorial to Jewish Refugees - Hands Begging for Help

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The Memorial to Jewish Refugees or Hands Pleading for Help is a sculpture in Ullanlinna, Helsinki, on a slope near the Makasiini terminal. The work was designed by Rafael Wardi and Niels Haukeland and was unveiled on November 5, 2000. The sculpture is dedicated to the memory of eight Jewish refugees handed over by Finland to Nazi Germany during World War II. Only one of them survived the Nazi extermination camps alive.

Wikipedia: Apua anovat kädet (FI), Website

173 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Deutsche Kirche

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The German Church is a church in the Kaartinkaupunki district of Helsinki and belongs to the German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in the Evangelical Church of Finland.

Wikipedia: Deutsche Kirche (Helsinki) (DE), Website

149 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Helsinki Observatory

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Helsinki Observatory Eva Isaksson / CC BY-SA 3.0

Helsinki University Observatory housed the Department of Astronomy at the University of Helsinki, south Finland until end of 2009. It is now an astronomy-themed visitor centre and museum.

Wikipedia: Helsinki University Observatory (EN)

73 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Tähtitornin vuori

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Tähtitornin vuori

Tähtitorninvuori or Tähtitorninmäki is a rocky hill about 30 meters high in Ullanlinna, Helsinki, next to the South Harbor. The hill is mostly a park, but there are also a few public buildings.

Wikipedia: Tähtitorninvuori (EN)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: The Shipwrecked

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Shipwrecked is a bronze sculpture in Helsinki's Tähtitorninmäki district, Ullanlinna. Unveiled in 1898, the work was designed by sculptor Robert Stigell. The work was cast in Paris, where Stigell also finished his sculptures. The height of the work is 4.5 metres, but with the granite pedestal the height rises to six metres. The stand was manufactured in Hanko.

Wikipedia: Haaksirikkoiset (FI), Website

605 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 15: Statue of Peace

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The Peace Statue is the sculpture of Essi Renvall, a sculptor in Kaivopuisto in Helsinki. It was erected as the 20th anniversary of the YYA agreement in 1968. The statue is located on the beach along Ehrenströmintie for some distance from the Olympic Terminal to the south.

Wikipedia: Rauhanpatsas (FI), Website

150 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Mannerheim Museum

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The Mannerheim Museum is located in Helsinki, Finland. It is dedicated to preserving and displaying items related to the life and times of Marshal C. G. E. Mannerheim, a Finnish statesman and military officer. The Mannerheim Museum is located on top of a hill in a prestigious residential area next to the Kaivopuisto park in Helsinki. The building was the home of Mannerheim from 1924 to 1951. With the exception of a few rooms that have been converted for exhibition purposes, his home has been preserved in its original state.

Wikipedia: Mannerheim Museum (EN), Website

95 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Watchdog Pekka

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Watchdog Pekka Kuvan on ottanut Paasikivi 2010, Patsaan on tehnyt Emil Cedercreutz 1934 / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Pekka the Dog is a bronze sculpture by Emil Cedercreutz, completed in 1932 and unveiled in front of the then Salus Hospital in 1934. The large Belgian Shepherd Malinois is located in Kaivopuisto Park in Helsinki on Kalliolinnantie.

Wikipedia: Pekka-koira (FI), Website

287 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 18: St. Henry's Cathedral

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St. Henry's Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated in honor of Bishop Henrik, a 12th-century Bishop of Turku. It is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Helsinki. In terms of membership, the cathedral is the largest in Finland, with approximately 5,000 members.

Wikipedia: St. Henry's Cathedral (EN), Website

293 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 19: Torso

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Torso is a work by sculptor Marjo Lahtinen, unveiled at Tähtitorninvuori in Ullanlinna, Helsinki, on Helsinki Day, 12 June 2008. Torso belongs to the public art collection of the Helsinki City Art Museum.

Wikipedia: Torso (Marjo Lahtisen veistos) (FI), Website

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: Lähetyskirkko

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The Mission Church in Ullanlinna in Helsinki is a Church of the Finnish Missionary Society at the Mission Hall. The red brick Mission and the Church were designed by architect Karl August Wrede and was introduced in 1900. The Missionary Society sold the office space of the Mission House in 2018 and were transformed into residential apartments, the mission church was owned by the mission club.

Wikipedia: Lähetyskirkko (FI), Website

755 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 21: Tehtaanpuisto

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Tehtaanpuisto, often called Sepänpuisto, is a park on the southern edge of Punavuori in Helsinki, around Mikael Agricola Church. It is bounded by Tehtaankatu in the south, Laivurinkatu in the east and Sepänkatu in the northwest. The church plot almost divides the park in two, but there is a narrow park zone along Sepänkatu that connects its parts to each other.

Wikipedia: Tehtaanpuisto (FI)

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 22: Mikael Agricola Church

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Mikael Agricola Church is a Lutheran church located in the Punavuori district of Helsinki, Finland. It was designed by Lars Sonck and built between 1933 and 1935. The church was inaugurated on 14 April 1935. It is named after bishop Mikael Agricola.

Wikipedia: Mikael Agricola Church (EN), Website

348 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 23: Luettelo

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The catalogue is a sculpture by Tiina Raitanen, located in Munkkisaari, Helsinki, at the intersection of Telakkakatu and Munkkisaarenkatu, in front of the European Chemicals Agency. Materials in it include concrete and metals such as acid-proof steel, bronze and aluminum. The work consists of two parts, a relief cast in concrete and shapes leaning and overlapping. The height of the work exceeds four meters. It was revealed on November 2, 2022.

Wikipedia: Luettelo (veistos) (FI), Website

453 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 24: Juhani Aho

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The statue of Juhani Aho is a bronze facsimile of writer Juhani Aho, created by sculptor Aimo Tukiainen, with two lights, one in Eira, Helsinki, and the other in Aho's birthplace in Iisalmi. Both were erected in 1961.

Wikipedia: Juhani Ahon patsas (FI)


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