Friday, April 26, 2013

The Suomenlinna Fortress in Helsinki

If you are visiting Helsinki during summer and you could pick only one historical site to visit, you should most definitely choose Suomenlinna, Fortress in front of Helsinki, situated on four different islands. 

Suomenlinna has a colorful history that can be divided into three eras. First was the Swedish era, then Russian and last, but not least the Finnish era. Suomenlinna is also listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Sports activities in Helsinki

Helsinki is a city with lots of things to do. Whatever makes your clock tick, you can probably do it in Helsinki. 

Interesting museums and cool architecture, that dates back couple of hundreds of years.  

But what if you are a sports person? Is there then something to do? Well yes, there is.

Churches in Helsinki – What you should most definitely see while in Helsinki

Helsinki is a city with several beautiful churches located near the city centrum. Helsinki, as it is already 450 years old, has seen all the phases of modern history. 

Helsinki was founded in 1550 when Finland was under the rule of Sweden and plans in that time was to build a harbor city to compete with Tallin, on the other side of the Gulf of Finland.