Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Tampere, Finland


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Explore Tampere 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.

Activities in TampereIndividual Sights in Tampere

Sight 1: Sara Hildén Art Museum

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Sara Hildén Art Museum is an art museum located in Särkänniemi, Tampere. Sara Hildén, whose name the museum bears, was a clothing entrepreneur and a great art lover who acquired an extensive collection of Finnish and foreign art during her lifetime. Today, the Art Museum is maintained by the City of Tampere, and it houses permanently the collection of contemporary art owned by the Sara Hildén Foundation. The focus of the museum's collection is on art from the 1960s and 1970s.

Wikipedia: Sara Hildénin taidemuseo (FI), Website

189 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Särkänniemi

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Särkänniemi is an amusement park in Tampere, Finland, located in the district by the same name. The park features an aquarium, a planetarium, Doghill Fairytale Farm, an art museum and an observation tower Näsinneula. Särkänniemi is the second most popular amusement park in Finland with Linnanmäki in Helsinki being the most popular one. Särkänniemi has five rollercoasters: the inverted coaster Tornado, the flying coaster Trombi, the family motorcycle launch coaster MotoGee and Hype, a launched steel Sky Rocket II coaster, and family coaster Vauhtimato. The half-pipe coaster called Half Pipe was recently removed due to multiple reasons. Särkänniemi is owned by the city of Tampere and attracts over 600 000 visitors annually.

Wikipedia: Särkänniemi (EN)

143 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Särkänniemi Aquarium

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Särkänniemi Aquarium Teuvo Kanerva / CC BY 4.0

Särkänniemi Aquarium is located in the Särkänniemi Experience Park area in Tampere. The aquarium has more than 200 different species of fish, reptiles and amphibians from all over the world.

Wikipedia: Särkänniemen akvaario (FI), Website

243 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Koiramäki

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Koiramäki is a theme park area located in the Särkänniemi amusement park in Tampere, based around the Koiramäki book series created by Mauri Kunnas. The area used to house the Children's Zoo, whose animals are now located in Koiramäki. The area was renovated for the summer season of 2013 to its current form as Koiramäki. Särkänniemi has announced that the cost of the reform will be over EUR 5 million.

Wikipedia: Koiramäki (Särkänniemi) (FI)

870 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 5: Steamboat Kuru memorial

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Steamboat Kuru memorial

SS Kuru was a steam ship which sank on 7 September 1929 in the lake Näsijärvi, in Tampere, Finland.

Wikipedia: SS Kuru (EN), Website

114 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Milavida Museum

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Näsilinna is a neo-baroque palace on Näsikallio in Tampere, Finland. It was built by Peter von Nottbeck, son of Wilhelm von Nottbeck, a St. Petersburg-based industrial manager of Finlayson. The original name of the palace, completed in 1898, was Milavida. The building was designed by architect Karl August Wrede. The true meaning and history of the name Milavida is unknown.

Wikipedia: Milavida Museum (EN), Website

545 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Plevna

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Plevna is a former industrial building located in the neighbourhood of Finlayson in central Tampere, Finland, hosting a Finnkino movie theatre, the brewery restaurant Plevna and the Koskipanimo microbrewery.

Wikipedia: Plevna, Tampere (EN)

85 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Siperia

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Siberia, or TR 37, is a former spinning mill building of the Finlayson cotton mill, located at the northern end of the Central Square in Tampere, along Satakunnankatu. The large, four-storey building was designed by Swiss industrial architect Carl-Arnold Séquin-Bronner and completed in 1899.

Wikipedia: Siperia (tehdasrakennus) (FI)

103 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Spy Museum

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The Spy Museum is the world's first public museum of international espionage, located in Tampere, Finland. The museum was founded in 1998. The idea of the museum was invented by Teppo Turja, who founded the museum. The museum is the only one of its kind in Europe, besides Spy Museum Berlin.

Wikipedia: Spy Museum (Tampere) (EN)

382 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Koskipuisto

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Koskipuisto Visa580 / CC BY 2.5

Koskipuisto is a park in Kyttälä, Tampere, Finland, to the east of the Tammerkoski rapids. On the opposite shore of the rapids is the Kirjastonpuisto park - which is sometimes considered part of Koskipuisto. The Tammerkoski rapids with its coasts belongs to the national landscapes of Finland.

Wikipedia: Koskipuisto (EN), Website

509 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Museum Centre Vapriikki

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The Vapriikki Museum Centre is a cluster of museums operating in the old factory premises of Tampella, in Tampere, Finland. The name Vapriikki derives from the Swedish word fabrik, meaning factory.

Wikipedia: Vapriikki Museum Centre (EN), Flickr, Website, Facebook, Youtube


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