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 attractive Mural in Kantola
The Mural is painted by Guido van Helten
The newest attraction in our city is the mural in Kantola area. Upea17 street art festival produced 21 works of art in 13 cities around Finland. In September 2017, the highest mural in the Nordic countries was created in Hämeenlinna. Guido van Helten, an Australian artist, worked on the painting for almost a month.