Hamina Travel Guide

  • A street leads to the town council
    A street leads to the town council
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  • The bastion
    The bastion "Hamina"
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  • Vehkalahti Church
    Vehkalahti Church
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Hamina Things to Do

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    by budapest8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Not worth more than an hour....been here more than 15 times enroute to Russia and what a boring place!!!

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Hamina Transportation

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    by budapest8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    World By bus or car...
    Calculate distances between Finnish towns
    www.magic.fi/demo/matkat.lpc
    SOME INFO ABOUT THE COUNTY:::::::::::::::
    Kymi
    in full KYMEN LÄÄNI, Swedish KYMMENE LÄN, lääni (province), southeastern Finland, bounded by the Gulf of Finland (south) and by Russia (east). The province has a land area of 4,145 square miles (10,736 square km) and includes the southern section of the Saimaa lake system, which is drained by the Kymijoki and Vuoksi rivers. Kymijoki valley industries include timber processing and wood products, iron and steel, textile milling, and granite and limestone quarrying. Kouvola, the administrative capital, has paper and pulp mills and is a major rail junction. Kotka and Hamina are two of the most important ports on the Gulf of Finland. The lääni was created in 1944 and encompasses the part of former Viipuri (present Vyborg) county that was not ceded to the U.S.S.R. Pop. (1991 est.) 334,905.

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Hamina Local Customs

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    by budapest8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    AND YOU THOUGHT THE CHINESE LANGUAGE WAS DIFFICULT::::then look at this..Lappeenrannalla on monta nimeä kuten Lehmusten kaupunki, Ratsuväen kaupunki, Portti Saimaalle, Gateway itään... Kaikille näille lempinimille löytyy toki perusteensa. Mm. ensimmäiset puistolehmukset istutettiin jo Suvorovin aikaan 1780 -luvulla ja tänä päivänä pelkästään katulehmuksia on jo lähes 2600. Ratsuväen vuosisataiset perinteet näkyvät katukuvassa punahousuisina ja luurankotakkisina ratsukoina ja rakuunain perinnejuhlina. Linnoitus museoineen, käsityöpajoineen ja kahviloineen henkii historiaa. Elämyksiä Saimaalla tarjoaa kymmenkunta eri laivaa, suuntana voi olla saaristolabyrintti tai kanava sulkuportteineen, kohteena savusauna tai peräti Viipuri.
    Tervetuloa viihtymään!
    The picture is of the town crest of HAMINA!

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Hamina Tourist Traps

  • my little sister inside the attractive bagel :P

    by Anunanu Updated Dec 5, 2004

    The attractive bagel allures you to go inside of it but try to avoid it! It might be difficult to get free.

    Unique Suggestions: Make sure that you're as small as my little sister was when she was 9!

    Fun Alternatives: Just look when the other get stuck! :D

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Hamina Off The Beaten Path

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    by guiiillaume Written Jun 19, 2003

    after a nice sauna.... be ready.... RUN RUN RUN and go in the sea ( not very warm)!!!
    original experience for a french guy!! you'll feel an unknown sensation!
    i can't explain you more! just test it! :-p

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    by guiiillaume Written Jun 4, 2003

    for a foreign peoplelike me, it's so nice to discover some nice chalet next to the baltic sea and in the forest. and if you stay in the town of hamina, yu can't see these wonderful chalet. so, take a bike or good shoes and have a look around hamina!

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Hamina Favorites

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    by budapest8 Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Here is some of the tourist offices where you can get more info
    if your really serious about sticking around there!

    Hamina Town Tourist Office
    Raatihuoneentori 1, 49400 HAMINA
    tel. +358 5 749 5251
    fax +358 5 749 5381
    email: matkailu@hamina.fi
    Open: Mon - Fri 9-16

    Secretary for Tourism Tuula Malo
    tel. + 358 5 749 5254
    email: tuula.malo@hamina.fi

    Clerk Taina Tiittanen
    tel. +358 5 749 5251
    email: taina.tiittanen@hamina.fi

    Tourist Information (in summer):

    Flag Tower, Market Place
    tel. +358 5 749 5252
    Kaivokatu 6, 49400 HAMINA
    Open: Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat-Sun 10-15

    Archipelago Info
    Tervasaari Guest Harbour
    tel. +358 40-594 4717
    Open: Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat-Sun 10-15

    If your car gets stolen by the Russian Maffia (joke),there are nicer cars to steal in Russia than Hamina! Or if you loose your passport!

    Raatihuoneentori 4, PO Box 61
    49401 Hamina

    Feedback: palaute@hamina.poliisi.fi

    Tel. (05) 2195 3500
    Fax (05) 2195 3300
    Mon-Fri 08.00-16.15
    Virolahti Service Office
    Virojoentie 7, PO Box 4
    49901 Virolahti

    Tel. (05) 2195 5055
    Fax (05) 2195 5857
    Mon-Fri 08.30-16.00

    Fondest memory: GETTING BACK ON THE BUS AT THE BUS STATION AFTER A 10 MINUTE BREAK Well here is some more useful info.......The Orthodox Church of St Peter and St Paul 1837 A unique Neoclassical roud-domed temple with Byzantine influences, probably designed by the Italian-French architect Louis Visconti (known better as the designer of Napoleon's monument). The seven bells of the Neobyzantine bell tower ring out evensong at 6 p.m. on summer Saturdays.
    Vehkalahti church from the 15th century. Originally medialval grey stone church dedicated to St Mary. The oldest building in Kymenlaakso province. The Neoclassical exterior is by C.L. Engel and it dates back to the renovation in the 1820's. Of the many mediaeval paintings, only the Holy Cross on the eastern wall has survived.
    Kadettikoulunkatu 2, FIN-49400 HAMINA
    tel. +358 5 749 5242

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