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Finland: Tampere – Industrial Metropolis Embraced by Two Lakes II

Published: 4.8.2014
In today’s article we return again to one of the most important Finnish cities. To its industrial heart, Tampere. In the last article we introduced you its atmosphere, visited the downtown, explored the most important sacral buildings and also saw the northern edge of the city that borders Lake Näsijärvi.

Tampere

Tampere however, offers its visitors a lot more and it would be a shame to let another one of the local attractions and places of interest omissions. Come with us this time go to the south or to explore the unique local museums.

The south side of Tampere shores borders Lake Pyhäjärvi. Directly from the city center leads along the coast of the lake a pleasant path to a large park Pyynikki . The road park offers romantic views of the adjacent lake and is definitely worth taking a walk. Once in the park you will should not miss the lookout tower. The tower in the park is indeed considerably lower than Näsinneula , but enchants a little more scenic views and the adjacent café will especially charm you.

kavarna 

In the café, where you can feel the atmosphere of times gone by, you can enjoy delicious donuts that are home-made. It is said of them that they are the best in the entire Tampere, and you can enjoy them together with Finnish coffee, which was specifically designed to create harmony with local donuts.  

rozhledna Pyynikki 

For visitors who yearn for knowledge, in Tampere, there are over three dozen museums devoted to various topics from art, history and nature to ice hockey, cars, box or espionage. Worth mentioning, however, are especially two of them. The first unique museum called Moominvalley (Moomin Valley) is part of the Museum of Art and attracts visitors especially children. In Moominvalley, there is a unique collection of images, puppets and three-dimensional scenes come to life through the stories of characters - Moomin characters from books of popular author Tove Jansson. Moomin stories , which are also known in Czech Republic , represent one of the Finnish cultural phenomena and enjoys immense popularity here. The ticket price is 6 euros for adults and 2 euros for a children. The second man who is its unique focus is Lenin Museum , located a few steps from the main street. Museum has been operating since 1946 and is the only permanent museum in the world dedicated to Lenin. In this museum you ticket will cost 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for a child.

Leninovo muzeum

If you're lucky, you might come across in the center of Tampere on one of the traditional festivals. The most famous events include theater festival in early August, the flower festival at the end of July or the autumn festival of lights.

Text/photo: PhDr. Josef Levý



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