Tampere Off The Beaten Path

  • The fire station
    The fire station
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    This one is called life-buoy
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Tampere

  • 1. Vakoilumuseo (Spy Museum)

    As if the quirky Lenin Museum (see my "Things to do" section) wasn't enough, Tampere also has its own Spy Museum! What makes this museum stand out is its many interactive gadgets. You actually get to...

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  • 2. Statue of Mannerheim

    Now it's 62 years from the death of Mannerheim. He's probably the biggest war hero in Finland and he lead the (white) forces in 1918 war and was the lead of...

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  • 3. Allround the year swimming in Rauhaniemi

    Be brave and go to the sauna with swimming and do it when sun is not shining and is cold. The temperature of water varies from zero to 25. Single ticket to...

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  • 4. Let's fish in Näsijarvi

    If you are interested in fishing you should go try lake fishing with your friend's boat. The trolling boats are quite expensive and you need rods, reels and...

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  • 5. Viikinsaari Island

    Viikinsaari Islad seems to be the summertime living room of people in Tampere. You go there by a ferry/ship, have a picnic, enjoy the sunshine, sports, views,...

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  • 6. Nokia

    Nokia is Tampere's neighbour and it offers for example a fun spa Eden by Lake Pyhajarvi. I bet you are familiar with the name Nokia but with different...

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  • 7. Tirkkonen Building

    The Tirkkonen building is just one of Tampere's many Art Nouveau buildings, but if you enjoy this style of architecture as much as we do, you will not want to...

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  • 8. Viikinsaari Island

    There's a desert island on lake Pyhäjärvi just 2-3km from the city center. The island is "open" in the summer time when you can take a 20-min boat trip from...

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  • 9. Fishing in the middle of the city?!

    In the middle of city Tammerkoski rapids divide the city into West and East side. The rapids are one of the best places to catch salmon in the Southern Finland....

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  • 10. Tampereen Teatteri (Tampere Theatre)

    The Tampere Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Finland. Kaarle Halme, a pioneer of dramatic art, founded it with the help of the city´s businessmen and...

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  • 11. Urban knitting

    Have you ever heard of “Urban knitting”? I haven’t before and indeed, it is one of the most unusual forms of art I have come across. It was probably started by...

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  • 12. Central Fire Station

    Have a look at the central fire station, in particular the old part. Probably it is not one of the most obvious sights, but it has ist own charme. It was built...

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  • 13. Penna Design

    There is a unique wooden art designer in Tampere, it’s 'Penna Design' and is one of the most unique style of art I ever saw in my life. It is hand made of pure...

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  • 14. Urjala

    I have grown up in Urjala which is a small village near Tampere. It takes about 45 minutes by car from Tampere to Urjala. Urjala is a beautiful small village...

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  • 15. Courthouse

    Because I am a litigator every courthouse is my workplace in a way. Tampere District Court is a great place to work because it's fairly new and modern. Even the...

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  • 16. Tampere Orthodox Church

    If you arrive in Tampere by the train station, you cannot miss the city's Orthodox Church. It is built in the neo-Byzantine style, it is consecrated to the...

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  • 17. "Stone library"

    Poems written in stone or Stones with poems. There are stones in the ground with poems by various Finnish poets. Unfortunately the poems are in Finnish but now...

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  • 18. It's sauna time!

    Well, you know sauna is a real Finnish thing.. something you should never miss once you are in Finland. Almost every building has its own sauna or saunas. There...

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  • 19. Make money in horse race!

    Horse race is a happening where tourists don't usually go I think :) But if you have never been to one, I would recommend you to try it in Tampere! There's very...

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  • 20. Nokia

    There are few smaller town next to Tampere. One of them is called Nokia, which gave the name to that company which is nowadays known of it's mobile phones.There...

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  • 21. The City Hall. This isn't...

    The City Hall. This isn't actually off the beaten path because this building is in the middle of the city but most people don't regonized that it is the city...

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  • 22. The local library features two...

    The local library features two small exhibtions - one of minerals and one of the Moomins. This last exhibition is like entering the Moomnin Valely and is a must...

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  • 23. Koskipuisto Park is a beatiful...

    Koskipuisto Park is a beatiful park and great place for a picnic! I have spend many summer days here.. It's located on the eastern bank of the Tammerkoski...

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  • 24. Did you know that you can do...

    Did you know that you can do some fishing in in the city center? Angling, fishing with spinning lure or troll and angling through the ice are allowed without a...

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  • 25. If you want to visit...

    If you want to visit old-traditional finnish public sauna culture, go to Rauhaniemi. It is north-east from the city centre, close to Lapinniemi. There you can...

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