Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Lahti, Finland


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 3.3 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Explore Lahti in Finland with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Lahti

Sight 1: Kariniemen puulajipuisto

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Kariniemi Arboretum is a tree species park located in Kariniemenmäki and Pikku-Vesijärvi Park. The following trees are named in the park:

Wikipedia: Kariniemen arboretum (FI), Website

382 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Vesiurut

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The Lahti Water Yars is a musical fountain located in Lahti in Kariniemi Park, about 300 meters from the bus station west. Lahti Energia built it in 1997. Water yars are in operation in June and November.

Wikipedia: Lahden vesiurut (FI), Website

18 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Vauhtia

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Vauhtia is a bronze fountain sculpture created by sculptor Oskari Jauhiainen, which the City of Lahti acquired with bequest funds in 1954. The work depicts three flying swallows. The sculpture was created as part of a competition to find a suitable sculpture for the Lahti Market Square. Jauhiainen won the competition in 1951. Jauhiainen was assisted in the creation of the sculpture by architect Eero Eerikäinen. The Vauhtia sculpture was moved from its original location in the Market Square in 1961 to its current location in Pikku-Vesijärvi. The movement and flight of the work are said to symbolize Lahti, which is experiencing its boom.

Wikipedia: Vauhtia (FI)

468 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Fellmanninpuisto

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Fellman Park was built on the former land of Fellman Manor in the 1950s in the centre of Lahti. The park is approximately five hectares in size and is bounded by Ståhlberginkatu, Kyösti Kallion katu and Paasikivenkatu.

Wikipedia: Fellmaninpuisto (FI)

600 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: Lahden Historiallinen museo

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Lahden Historiallinen museo Tiina Rekola Lahden kaupunginmuseon kuva-arkisto / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Lahti History Museum is a cultural history museum operating under the Lahti Museums, which also serves as the regional museum responsible for Päijät-Häme. Founded in 1924, the museum's exhibition spaces have been located in the main building of Fellman Manor near the centre of Lahti since 1968. The task of a historical museum is to collect, record, study, exhibit and publish the historical, cultural-historical and ethnological material and spiritual traditions of its operating area.

Wikipedia: Lahden historiallinen museo (FI)

413 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Ristinkirkko

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Ristinkirkko is the main church in Lahti, Finland. The modernist church, completed in 1978, was one of the last design projects of the renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.

Wikipedia: Ristinkirkko, Lahti (EN), Website

993 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 7: Lahden helluntaiseurakunta

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Lahden helluntaiseurakunta / fair use

Lahti Pentecostal Church is a Pentecostal church in Lahti, Finland. The congregation has approximately 1,200 members. Acting President of the Congregation The lead pastor is diaconal pastor Tino Varjola. There are a few other paid employees, but the church is based on strong volunteer work.

Wikipedia: Lahden helluntaiseurakunta (FI), Website

397 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Mustankallion vesitorni

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Mustankallio water tower lies in the Kiveriö district of Lahti, Finland, and stands 50 metres (160 ft) tall. Completed by a local company in 1963, it includes two water reservoirs, a penthouse meeting facility complete with sauna, and a viewing platform. The design, which features pre-stressed concrete elements and asbestos cement cladding, was a departure from the steel water tower structures commonly built in the region. When commissioned, its original name was the Metelinmäki Water Tower. It has been described as crocus-like in appearance and complimented on its elegance.

Wikipedia: Mustankallio water tower (EN)


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