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    Museums in Lahti

    by Sininen Updated Jul 23, 2004

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    Historical museum of Lahti

    Historical Museum of Lahti
    Lahdenkatu 4
    Ph. 03-814 4536
    Open Mo-Fr 10-17, Sa-Su 11-17
    On basic display miniature models of Lahti in 1939 and Lahti village. Examples of traditional work: making cheese and sahti (Finnish alcoholic drink) and lace. Also changing displays.

    Art Museum
    Vesijýrvenkatu 11 A
    Ph. 03-814 4547
    Opening hours as above.
    The oldest collection consists of abt. 70 pieces got from the Viipuri Art Museum. Since 1950ýs the collections has been added mainly by modern Finnish art. Connected is the poster museum, which arranges poster biennale.

    Radio and TV Museum
    Radiomýki
    Ph. 03-814 4512
    Open as above
    On the radio hill between the radio masts. Basic displays tells about the century long progress of radio and TV techniques. In the functional part a visitor can listen to the radio programmes, make his/her own programmes, shoot and perform in a TV show made in the museumýs own studio.

    Museum of Military Medicine
    Hennalan Kasarmialue
    Helsingintie 199
    ph. 03-814 4490
    Open Mo-Fr 11-16, for groups acc. to agreement
    In the museum you can get to know modern and war-time field medicine, field hospital, animal medicine, taking care of the veterans of the wars and how the dead soldiers were taken home.

    Museum of Military Music
    Hennalan Kasarmialue
    Helsingintie 199 A
    Ph. 03-787 5035
    Open Mo-Fr 11-16
    The only museum in Europe, which is specialised in military music. On displays instruments, notes, recordings, photos, documents, accessories, tickets and literature. Also changing theme displays. Museum was opened in 2003.

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    Architecture in Lahti

    by Sininen Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    Historical Museum of Lahti
    Lahdenkatu 4
    Ph. 03-814 4536
    Formely Lahti Manor from 1898. Architect H ýberg, built for August Fellmanýs private house. The manor has baroque gables.

    City Hall
    Harjukatu 31
    Ph. 81 411
    Designed by Eliel Saarinen in late Art Nouveau style red brick building from 1912.

    Sibelius Hall
    Ankkurikatu 7
    Ph. 03-814 18
    Largest timber building in Finland for 100 years. Designed by architects Kimmo Lintula and Hannu Tikka for congresses and concerts. The concert hall has unique acoustics and Metsähalli (forest hall) with its magnificent starry sky.

    Bus Station
    Jalkarannatie 1
    One of the very few functionalistic buildings in Lahti, completed in 1939, protected building.

    City Theatre
    Kirkkokatu 14
    Ph. 03-81403105
    Completed in 1983, structural style, combination of massive concrete and dainty steel structure. Architect Pekka Salminen

    Main Library
    Kirkkokatu 31
    Ph. 03-812 511
    Completed in 1990, functional style

    Church of the Cross
    Kirkkokatu 4
    Ph. 03-891290, 03-89 111
    Last work of Academy Member Alvar Aalto was completed in 1978.

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    FOR FAMILIES

    by Sininen Updated Jul 21, 2004

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    A couple of weeks ago I took my 7-years-old granddaughter to these places under and she just loved her day with me! I can highly recommend them to you.

    LAUNE FAMILY PARK
    Kaarikatu 26
    Tel. 03-810 3680
    Opening hours 1.5.-31.8.2004
    Mo-Fr 9:00-19:00, Sa-Su 10:00-16:00
    Slides, traffic town, wooden fortress, mini golf, badminton and more
    Small cafeteria, but I'd advise you to take packed lunch with you.
    And what’s best NO ADMISSION!!!!

    YLI-MAROLA 4H-DOMESTIC ANIMALS YARD
    Radansyrjänkatu 47 (walking distance from Laune family park)
    Ph. 050-529 8788, 03-781 1040
    Domestic animals in country like surroundings in the middle of the bustling city
    NO ADMISSION

    PUKSU-city train
    Ph. 050-543 8222
    Nice way to see all the main sights in Lahti
    Leaves from the marina at 10:30, 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00
    Tickets: adults €4, children 6-15 €2, children under 6 free if with their parents
    Weather reservation

    ARBORETUM
    Kaarikatu 26
    Ph. 03-8143442
    Area of about 3 hectares with 450 different plants

    ROSARIO
    Kaarikatu 29
    ROSES!
    Open in July-August Mo-Fr 9-20, Sa-Su 11-15
    Greenhouses Mo-Fr 7-16, Fr 7-14
    NO ADMISSION

    TÄHTITORNI URSA –observatory
    Tähtitorninkatu 1
    Ph. 03-7534002
    Open from late October to the end of March on Sundays 19-21

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    Statues in Lahti

    by Sininen Written Jun 26, 2004

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    Lanu Scupture Park
    12 sculptures by Olavi Lanu in Kariniemi park near the marina

    Aino Fountain
    Bronze statue by Emil Wickstrým in the park of Historical Museum, presenting Aino from our national epic Kalevala

    Spirit of Freedom
    A sculpture made of red granite by Wýiný Aaltonen in the graveyard of Ristin Kirkko (Church of the Cross)

    Statue of Marshal Mannerheim
    Opposite to the railway station stands a statue of Marshal and President Mannerheim, made by Veikko Leppýnen

    Memorial of the Red Prisoners
    Erkki Kannostoýs monument made of red granite and bronze in Felmannin Puisto park

    Maidens of Laune
    In the northern end of Kirkkokatu, next to the Church of the Cross a monument made of red granite and bronze

    Elk
    In Erkonpuisto park, statue by Jussi Mýntynen

    Skier
    In Urheilukeskus, by Viktor Jansson

    Siiri Rantanen
    in Urheilukeskus, by Toivo Pelkonen

    Statue of Liberty
    Another statue by Viktor Jansson in the City Hall park

    Statue of President J.K. Paasikivi
    In Erkonpuisto park, by Veikko Leppýnen

    Homecoming of the Warriors of the 30 Year War
    By Pentti Papinaho, in Mariankatu opposite to the market place

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    Symbols of Lahti

    by Sininen Written Jun 25, 2004

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    ski jumps - Lahti's pride!

    You cannot really visit Lahti and not see the ski jumps, which are the symbol of this city. In winter there are ski tracks and in summer paths for walking and mountain biking. You can take a chair lift up to the biggest ski jump, where you can see over whole city (if you dare to look!). There is a restaurant Voitto (Victory) up there as well. Open daily during summer months and by agreement in winter.

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    More to see in marina

    by Sininen Updated Aug 20, 2005

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    Musical Fountain in Kariniemi Park near the harbour

    The biggest musical fountain in the Nordic countries, built in 1997 by Lahti Energy. The show is at its best in dark autumn evenings. In the summer time there are two shows a day, at 13:00 and at 18:00. During winter they are on every day at 19.00 and then they are colourful as well. For the coldest part of the year they don't operate for obvious reasons.

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    From old to new

    by Sininen Written Jun 25, 2004

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    Sibelius Hall

    The largest public timber house in Finland for the last 100 years. The frame of the building is an old factory hall made of red brick. The building has acoustically unique concert hall and lots of room for conferences and displays. Many of my foreign visitors praise Sibelius Hall, so I think it is worth a visit.

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    Ski museum

    by Sininen Written Jun 25, 2004

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    Displays about skis and their history from ancient times to today. Possibility to try a ski jump simulator, artificial cross country ski track, laser shooting and downhill skiing.
    Open Mon-Fri 10-17, at the weekends 11-17

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  • "Betonimäki"

    by sabsi Updated Mar 22, 2005

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    The view down

    Go on top of the large K120 hill (affectionately called "Betonimäki") to have a look down! It's really huge and scary! You also get nice views of Lahti and the lake from here. Don't worry, you don't have to climb up - there's an elevator.

    You can either walk up the hill to get to it or take the chairlift (there are combined tickets for the chairlift and the lift up the hill available).

    The Nordic World Ski Championships took place here in February 2001.

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    Moose in the city

    by Sininen Written Apr 10, 2006

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    Karelian people of Lahti gave this statue of a moose as present to CIty of Lahti when it turned 50 years old in 1955. It is a duplicate of a statue in Vyborg (1920's) by Jussi Mantynen (1886-1978). With the statue Karelian people wanted to symbolosize their status in business and cultural life in Lahti after the war. The statue is as well a remembrance of Vyborg as symbol Karealians settling down in their new hometown.

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    Pyhan Kolminaisuuden Kirkko

    by Sininen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Lahti Orthodox Parish is the only 'evacuee parish' in southern part of Finland. It was founded on 1.1.1950. Pyhan Kolminaisuuden kirkko church was consecrated again after the renovations on 6.1.2006 by Helsinki's Metropolite Ambrosius. I have never been inside this church but I've heard it is very simple and lacks the gold ornaments which are so typical for Russian Orthodox churches abroad.

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    RADIO MASTS - SYMBOLS OF LAHTI

    by Sininen Updated Apr 10, 2006

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    With the ski jump hills radio masts are the symbols of Lahti. Whether you arrive from Helsinki, Tampere or Turku you will see the masts on the top of Radiom?ki Hill before arriving the centre of the city. They are 150 m high and made of steel. Between 1928-1993 broadcasted programmes of Finnish Broadcasting Company from the station on the hill. Today the studio hosts Radio and TV Museum.

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    Harbour Area

    by kindretspiri Written Sep 12, 2002

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    This area is second livingroom to people who live in Lahti and I have to say that view is breathtaking. You are able to walk waterfront boulevard on Lake Vesijärvi and in the harbour there are several cafés with terraces or if you like to take a ferrytrip to see Lake Vesijärvi, this is the place.

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    Sibelius Hall=Sibeliustalo

    by kindretspiri Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The largest wooden building constructed in Finland for a hundred years.

    Forest Hall
    This hall combines the main hall (a concert hall) and the ex-carpentry factory. Notice the ceiling: There are starlights. The stars on this sky are the position as they were at the moment when Jean Sibelius was born (8.12.1865)

    Main Hall (the Concert Hall)
    The acoustic of this hall is amazing and unique. It is adjustable. You can play chambre music of if you want to have cathedral effect the acoustic panels are adjusted right way and everyone hears the same where ever they are sitting. The silece of this hall was amazing.

    There are guided thours around the hall. From 25.6. to 3.8. there are guided tours in Finnish and English at 13.00 Check the time from Sibelius Hall though

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    Lahti Historical Museum

    by Sininen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Formely Lahti Manor from 1898. Architect H ?berg, built for August Fellman?s private house. The manor has baroque gables.

    Museum has a collection of 40.000 items from all over Paijat-Hame region. Collection evacuated from Vyborg's museum, collection of coins and medals, furniture and textiles and a miniature of Lahti in 1939. There are also changing exhibitions in the museum. There's also a mall souvenir shop.

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