Hamina Things to Do
One of the newest, not so typical also, buildings in Hamina is swimming hall. It's more like apartment house but hides 13*25 meters pool, smaller learning pool, cold and bubble pool, massage showers and two saunas for both women and men. Prices from 3,50 to 5,00 euros.Normal opening hours:Mon 12 - 21 Tue-Fri 6.30 - 21 Sat klo 10 - 17 Sun klo 10 -...more
From my point of view this is the most important and most beautiful building in Hamina. On my RUK days I sang in a male choir and this was the main stage of ours. During every (army) festival our band was playing here, you know, songs like Finlandia and similar patriotic beats :)The building is from 1898 and has served cadets and coming reserve...more
You know, the last war of ours was very very bloody, during Winter war and Continuous war, like we call those, total number of deaths was little less than 100 000 and 2-3 hundred thousands wounded. You can find monuments telling this sad story from every grave yard with graves of unknown soldiers.This monumengt is designed by Kalervo Kallio and...more
This church is an non-typical Lutheran church, it follows the architecture of Greek temples and it's of Neoclassical style. The church built in 1843 was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel. C.L. Engel has influenced a lot to Finnish design on those days, we remember the centre of Helsinki, Senate Square, also. How on earh he had all the time, he was...more
This church is buildt on 1837 and it belong to Hamina's Orthodox congregation. The architecture is quite rare, it has a round (very suitable to round town) shape and it's combination Neoclassic and Bysantine style. The designer was Louis Visconti, from France, the same man who has designer Napoleon's crave in Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. There are...more
Before 1920 Reserve Officer School acted as School of Cadets and this building was the official residence of the Commander of the School. It's build during Russian times with red bricks which are very common here in the army buildings. E. B. Lohrmann was the architect and it's from 1963. From 1918 it served as officer's club and nowadays as...more
Nice cafe in the very central, it's located in the town hall. Easy to find, just walk around inner circle and you are there :)
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SOME INFO ABOUT THE COUNTY:::::::::::::::
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.
Hamina Local Customs
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.
The picture is of the town crest of HAMINA!
Hamina Tourist Traps
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
Hamina Off The Beaten Path
There a lot of location names in Finland which have a history and which remain in our mind. On of these places to me is this swamp area. The name is, The Swamp of Mould Ass. I tell the history later, I have spend some nights with a tent here and just say the name to some Finnish man and you can see him laughing (at least if he has passed the...more
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
Open: Mon - Fri 9-16
Secretary for Tourism Tuula Malo
tel. + 358 5 749 5254
Clerk Taina Tiittanen
tel. +358 5 749 5251
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
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
Tel. (05) 2195 3500
Fax (05) 2195 3300
Virolahti Service Office
Virojoentie 7, PO Box 4
Tel. (05) 2195 5055
Fax (05) 2195 5857
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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