The City of Hämeenlinna
Hämeenlinna is a traditional and vibrant educational and cultural town at the junction of nationally important rail, road and waterway network. Living up to its vision, Hämeenlinna is a lively, beautiful and pleasant beach town in Southern Finland, which strives for sustainable development and offers visitors and citizens a variety of services. Information about the motorway being covered by deck in Hämeenlinna.
There is a number of innovative ongoing and planned projects to support this vision, still keeping in mind the town history and the plans for sustainable development.
The City of Hämeenlinna was founded in 1639. Hämeenlinna presents the ideal combination of nature and culture. 375 years old, the city is full of historical sights and surrounded by beautiful nature reserves.
The city's landmark is its medieval red brick castle and Hämeenlinna is also famous for its unique Aulanko Park and as the birthplace of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Hämeenlinna is The World Capital of Sibelius.
There are several Sibelius-related cultural sites and events in the city of Hämeenlinna.
Today, Hämeenlinna enjoys a vibrant commercial and artistic life. Among its best-known output are beautiful and valuable design products. A stroll down Raatihuoneenkatu street sampling the city's sights, restaurants and boutiques, will give the visitor a first taste of this historical city.
A centralized shopping area with hotels and apartments will be constructed on the western side of the city on top of the highway. The town center is expanding to the Southern Bank area and the plans are well underway. There are also plans for utilizing the swimming pool and the surrounding areas of Ahvenisto, which were part of the Olympic Games in 1952. New living areas are under constant construction and business areas are continuously expanded.