A Kotka shipping company sails its vessels to Vyborg and St Petersburg in Russia, to Tallinn in Estonia and to the island of Gotland in Sweden. In the passenger harbour, the museum ship Tarmo is open to the public.
On the other side of the bay can be seen the Sunila pulp mill designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, and to its right the Enso Gutzeit sawmill, built on Kotkansaari last century by the Norwegians. Kotka's prosperity, development and growth dates from this time.
On the edge of the square, there is a large, grey, multi-storey building, the City Hall. The largest windows belong to the session chamber of the city council. On the evening of Finnish Independence Day (6th December) a candle burns in every window of t he City Hall. On New Year's Eve, the people of Kotka fill the square to celebrate the start of a new year.
An ocean and sea aquarium.
I was visiting here in summer 2004 with my kids, what can I say, was noce, was OK, but I was expecting for more
This is just another picture to show this nice water park with this small waterfall. You can climb all way up and see where the water coming from. For the kids it was all an excitements
This is the city main church. Lutheran of course it was build about 100 years ago and located a bit up the hill at the city centre.
The biggest event in Kotka is every summer on July, it called Meri Päivät (Sea days or maritime carnival) Including music, art, shows and more.