Helsinki Free Walking Tour in summer 2018
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Helsinki Free Walking Tour with Green Caps Schedule of August updated – AUGUST 1st 2018 For all August our Helsinki Free Walking Tour will have to starts per day, one at 10 AM and another at 11 AM. We will also have selected days in August and September for Free … Read More

What is Vappu?
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After a long winter, the rays of sunshine start to lure the Finns out of their caves. The winter has been survived! The climax of spring is Vappu, which marks the beginning of summer. It is always celebrated on 1st of May. The Finnish name for May Day, “Vappu”, originates … Read More

One true love of the Finns – Ice Hockey
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Wondering what is the biggest event in Helsinki this weekend? It’s Karjala-Turnaus! This one and only, regular and international Ice Hockey Tournament in Finland has been the start for National Teams’ Hockey Season for years. This Autumn Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Canada will start their preparations for … Read More

Suomi on saksalainen – Helsingin kävelyfestivaalin erikoiskierros
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Ylen toimittamien ohjelmasarjojen – Suomi on ruotsalainen ja Suomi on venäläinen – innoittamana Green Cap Tours on tuottanut kävelykierroksen maamme saksalaisvaikutteista. Erityisesti Helsingin alueelta löytyy merkkejä täällä vaikuttaneiden ja edelleen toimivien saksalaissukujen mahdista. Ohessa muutamia esimerkkejä Suomessa asuneista ja vaikuttaneista saksalaisista:   Carl Ludvig Engel – Helsingin pääarkkitehti   Fredrik … Read More

How to do Juhannus – the celebration of midsummer in Helsinki
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Juhannus started from the pagan midsummer festivals which focused on a prosperous upcoming harvest after a long cold winter. It was said that witches and ferries would be confused by the short nights and often let slip visions of the future. Moving to more modern time, the new name Juhannus comes from associating the date with celebrations … Read More

Lapinlahti Former Psychiatric Hospital – unique Helsinki experience
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City Secret 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 … Read More

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