Culture and leisure
Hämeenlinna has a way of pleasantly surprising its visitors by its unexpectedly varied characteristics.
There are unique attractions, the most memorable of which is the mediaeval Häme Castle.
However, for one looking for cultural experiences, the town brims with interesting choices: quality galleries, stunning architecture, theatre, crafts, music and history. The core of the cultural atmosphere of Hämeenlinna is, naturally, formed by the easy-going people of Häme.
Hobbies and recreation
Hämeenlinna has two swimming pools and numerous gymnasiums. For those who enjoy swimming, there is plenty of beaches and winter swimming possibilities. Also the tracks and paths attract people who enjoy exercising in nature.
The town people can relax along the shoreline in the center of town with a view to the castle or go hiking in Evo Hiking Area. In winter, skiers from all over visit Ahvenisto racetrack.
Hämeenlinna and the surrounding areas are quite the golf paradise with several high-quality courses. Golfers can experience international level courses with stunning lake views and try for a hole-in-one in the “Tiilaakso”, Tee Valley.
There are over 100 sports and exercise clubs in Hämeenlinna so there are
options enough for anyone regardless of size and age. HPK’s junior ice hockey club has hundreds of excited players, FT Trackers train new inside hockey hopes and Hämeenlinnan Tarmo works hard to promote exercise.