The medieval Häme Castle by the shore of Lake Vanajavesi
The castle was built in the end of the 13th century.
Häme Castle and its surroundings castle peninsula are a unique cultural destination. Häme castle is open for visitors all year round.
How to get to Hämeenlinna
Hämeenlinna is only an hour away by car or by train from the largest cities in the Southern Finland as well as the airports in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere.
The birth home of Jean Sibelius now houses a cosy museum that features furniture and smaller items once owned by the families of the composer´s parents.
In the centre of Hämeenlinna, in the 8th of December in the year of 1865, a son was born to the town doctor. The child was named Johan Christian Julius Sibelius. Today the world knows him as Finland´s beloved national composer, Jean Sibelius
The Hämeenlinna Art Museum
The Hämeenlinna Art Museum is a diverse museum of visual arts near the centre of Hämeenlinna.
The museum operates in two buildings in the Verkatehdas area, both featuring temporary exhibition that showcase various types of visual arts. The special exhibitions feature both older Finnish art and the latest contemporary art styles.