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.
Multilingual web page
The City of Hämeenlinna together with immigrants has built a multilingual integration website
The website gathers information on current services of the city and other agents that is essential for foreigners. Information is provided also in Finnish, Arabic, English, Somalian and Russian.
The Hämeenlinna Art Museum
The Hämeenlinna Art Museum is a diverse museum of visual arts near the centre of Hämeenlinna.
The exhibitions feature both older Finnish art and the latest contemporary art styles.
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.
Finland´s beloved national composer, Jean Sibelius, was born in the centre of Hämeenlinna on the 8th of December in 1865.