Tampere Local Customs

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  • 1. Musta Makkara

    If you ask anyone in Tampere which one is the most typical local food, the answer would be mustamakkara. This sausage (similar to black pudding, but thinner) consists of pork, pig blood, crushed rye...

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  • 2. Pispala - Rajaportti Sauna

    This is one of the legends here in Tampere. When visiting Finland, it is quite easy get to visit Sauna, your friends are more than eager to take you to one, all...

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  • 3. Christmas Market - Joulutori

    Christmas markets are quite young tradition in Finland. Espoo has the longest, from 24th of Nov to 23th of Dec. Helsinki starts 7th and Tampere 5th Dec both...

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  • 4. Tampere light-weeks

    There´s this thing called "valoviikot"(lightweeks) from November to beginning of January.It´s nice that they put a lot of light to the streets.Some of them are...

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  • 5. Driving like a local

    If you are a pedestrian or even cycling in Tampere, you might want to watch out for cars.People behind the wheels are more or less thinking that they are the...

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  • 6. Have a munkki-kahvit :)

    The doughnuts available at cafe at Pyynikki observation tower are widely regarded as the best in Tampere, if not the whole of Finland!So, that's the munkki!...

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  • 7. Sauna - the Finnish way :)

    It's great fun warming (sweating) up in the hot sauna, then dipping in the cold lake outside, only to return to the sauna to repeat this process several times...

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  • 8. Eppu Normaali

    Tampere is fames for it’s local rock artists, Eppu Normaali is the biggest rock band in Finland,they rarely play live anymore. Anyhow you are very much...

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  • 9. Funny names of areas in Tampere

    When we moved to Tampere,one of first things I remember was wondering how grazy names of cityparts they have here!We were sitting at Sputnik-bar,and I looked...

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  • 10. Manse-rock

    In Finland most young people know what is"manse-rock".We call Tampere"Manse"(some people used to say,that this is Manchester of Finland),and from Tampere there...

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  • 11. Really a Tampere-thing

    If you want to be like real Tampere-citzen,you should love ice-hockey.Then you shoul choose witch team you support and buy their clothes and a flag and go to...

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  • 12. Language

    Whenever I am in a country where english is not the main language (and since english is the only language I can speak fluently) I try to learn at least two...

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  • 13. TAMPERE LANGUAGE

    or a dialect really. There's a small dictionary called: Pipa päässä rotvallir reunalla' if you want to learn more of this unique dialect. Here are some useful...

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  • 14. People

    In Tampere and in Finland generally, people are quite shy, introverted and not so polite for 'strangers'. You will soon realise that they don't apologize if...

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  • 15. More infos...Tampere is...

    More infos...Tampere is the third largest town in Finland (ca 190 000 inhabitants), situated 180 km from Helsinki. It's surrounded by beautiful lakes.You can...

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  • 16. If u like soccer -must-...

    If u like soccer -must- Finnish footie culture 'people sitting and being silet' -go and have a look in the Tammela Stadium, Kaleva, Tampere- matches usually...

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  • 17. Tipping in restaurants is...

    Tipping in restaurants is highly recommended, even though it might include in the price. Greet people by simply saying Hi or Hello, within close friends hugs...

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  • 18. Oluthuone Panimomestari

    This Oluthuone Panimomestari is the local brewery of Tampere. Here you can have own beers of different style including Stout, Bock, Weiss and most popular the...

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  • 19. Lonkero

    I don't know why, but when in Tampere I drink Lonkero even more then anywhere else in Finland. Maybe its belong to the culture :)

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  • 20. Tampere City Theatre. Tampere...

    Tampere City Theatre. Tampere is also Theatre city. There are many theatres and you can study acting in University. This Theatre is just opposite the city hall.

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First thing that comes to mind is black sausage (musta makkara). I have nver tasted it, but my husband says it´s o.k. It´s a blood sausage. Most famous brand is "Tapola". You can have it at...

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