Civil War in Helsinki 1918 -walking tour
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A gruesome civil war took place in Finland back in 1918, when the country was divided to the “Reds” and the “Whites” quickly after the declaration of independence in December 1917. This was the only war that has been fought on the streets of Helsinki. There are still signs of … Read More

Tervetuloa Sisällissota Helsingissä 1918 -kierrokselle
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Myös Suomi100-hankkeen juhlavuoden ohjelmistoon kuuluva Sisällisota Helsingissä 1918 -kierros esittelee kriisikevään jännittävimmät tapahtumat ja tarinat kävelykierroksen muodossa. Kokeneet ja asiantuntevat oppaat johdattavat läpi valtaustaisteluiden esitellen pääkaupunkimme uudesta näkökulmasta – sadan vuoden takaiset tapahtumat heräävät henkiin. Erityisesti kierroksella keskitytään saksalaisten Helsingin valtaukseen sekä tutustutaan punaisten merkkirakennuksiin kaupungissa, unohtamatta sodan molempien osapuolten … Read More

Lapinlahti Former Psychiatric Hospital – unique Helsinki experience
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The city center of Helsinki and surrounding streets contain lots of undiscovered must-be-visited places. One of those Finnish gems, attracting not only tourists but locals as well, is Lapinlahti hospital area. All kinds of fascinating, unbelievable stories, from desperate to heartwarming, tragic to hilarious are part of its 176 year-old … Read More

Historical Finnish Celebs: J. L. Runeberg
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Today, we pull up the Finnish flag and eat dedicated cakes to honour Johan Ludvig Runeberg. He was a Finnish lyric and epic poet, born 5th of February 1804, who wrote all his work in Swedish. He is the national poet of Finland and the author of the lyrics to … Read More

Guide introduction: Kimmo
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Kimmo Isotalo I am an enthusiastic, fun loving leisure time expert who is always ready for a new adventure. I have done several backpacking journeys in Western and Eastern Europe, China and Siberia, but also many more exclusive trips to places like New York and Egypt. I have a strong … Read More

Guide introduction: Lauri
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Lauri Kallio I was born and raised in northern Helsinki. Besides Helsinki I have lived one year in Vienna. A professional guide in Suomenlinna Sea Fortress and in the nearby island “Vallisaari” since 2010. I am currently finishing my doctoral dissertation in philosophy at the University of Helsinki. In my … Read More

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