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Helsinki hosted the Olympic summer games in 1952 and now you can go on top of the stadium tower! You have a great view of Helsinki from there.
I heard that when the stadium was built the height of the tower was the equivalent of the Javelin World Record. Don't know whether it's true though...
A trip up the tower costs 2€.
Climb the Olympic tower to get a gorgeous view of Helsinki and the Gulf of Finland. The tower-top is actually quite narrow, I dont think you could fit in more than 10-12 ppl in there.
It is free of charge with Helsinki card.
The Olympic Stadium and stadium tower
Building of the Olympic Stadium began in 1934 and the stdium was inaugurated on June 12, 1938. The stadium was the result of an architectural competition and has been called world`s most beautiful Olympic stadium. Today stadium staged both sporting and musical events. Single most important event ever held in Olympic Stadium was of cource Olympic Games in 1952.
The stadium tower is 72 metres high and offers a spectacular view over Helsinki. Price to tower is for adults 2 euros and for children under 16 1 euro.
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An elevator will bring you on top of the olympic tower! You have a great panorama over the city and the sea!
There is a hostel inside the stadium these days!!! For Sport events they build a new "Finnair" stadium next to the old one!
The famous Olympic Stadium was built in 1938 and is still in use. The 1952 games were held here. Close by you will find the statue of the flying Fin
For just 2 euros (Oct '09) a lift to the top of the Olympic tower, great views over the city (more photos in album later) and the stadium below.
Visiting the Olympic Tower and Stadium
The view from the tower is excellent and in clear weather, you will get a view of the city which you will appreciate.
It is the stadium that hosted the Helsinki Olympic games in 1952.
It hosts now also the sport's finnish museum.
If you have time it is worth a visit.
Great to be here and to know the home of Paavo Nurmi! If you do not know him, please, ask for the "internet"...
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Olympic Stadium and the tower
Good overall view from the 72m high tower. You will get a good overall view. 10FIM, open around the year.
So the Olympics took place here in 1952.
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