Lakes - Nature
bad smell of the rubber factory occasionally
An origin of the major company - nice smaller Finnish town.
The second must in Finnish grave yard is Memorial of persons remained in Karelia (both civilian and soldiers).This kind of memorials became common after our Wars, we lost a lot of soldiers, most of them were brought home, but some disappeared or had to leave to battle fields and a lot of civilians faced the same destiny. These memorials help...more
As in many Finnish grave yards, Nokia Church has a war hero memorial area. It's most often in the best place of the church yard containing graves, memorial and sometimes a name list of those local soldiers died in the battle field.The symbol in the middle is quite common in Finland, used in many honors, medals and coat of arms (e.g. Finnish...more
Have you been in Helsinki Centre? Yep, this church belong to same family, it's by architect Carl Ludvig Engel. Check some Engel facts from Helsinki.The Brick Church is neoclassical and it's from 1847. The church hall is a circle and it's a small and modest copy :) of Pantheon. The organs, which have 32 stops, are from 1974 and was produced in...more
The bowling hall is located in old Nokia Shoes factory building. There are 8 tracks and the feeling is warm and cosy.There are a restaurant, you can get burgers and chicken fingers for example and there is full rights also (beer, wine and spirits).Prices from 20 to 28 depending on the weekday and time, check from web site, please.PS. Mon-Tue...more
Long before the mobile phones there was industry under the name of Nokia. In early 1800's industrialists took notice of Nokianvirta as a lot of power was needed to carry on the work. The rapids were used to keep the work going and needed plentiful of supply. Finland's fourth groundwood mill was founded in 1968. In 1890 Nokia factory tried electric...more
The part of Kokemäenjoki-river which run through Nokia are called Nokianvirta on the banks of which were situated groundwood, paper and sulphite cellulose and rubber mills. The latter is still functioning and producing footwear and tyres. Emäkoski Bridge from 1957 connects the eastern and western banks. Before it there was an iron bridge which was...more
The clubhouse was a personal donation from rubber factory director Eduard Polon to the personnel of the factory. Built in 1930. Today it is owned by Nokia Town and is used for hobby groups, exhibitions, parties, concerts...In 2003 it was voted as the most beautiful building in Nokia. My sister's wedding reception took place here back in 1973 and as...more
"We should build a road here"...said papermill director Ingwald Sourander, when he looked down from the railway station towards to the factory. The road, called Souranderintie /Sourander's Road/ was build in 1923. It was called the most beautiful road in Nokia and to keep up to this reputation some lovely buildings were built on both sides of the...more
Great chinese, really genuine and good chinese food.Also take-away, that way prices are only half to list price. I like chicken with mushrooms and other vegetables, big portion simple and good.I usually do take-away thats appr. 7e (8$). normal prices when you eat in, is 12-20e (15-25$)more
This is quite new bar in Nokia scene, opened 2005.Located at the other end of that big nokia factory, next to the bridge.There is glow-bowling track, also some snacks available. Bar has all the rights, also some snack kind of food dishes. Rule of the thumb in nokia: Dress down be casual you avoid trouble the best.jeans and tshirt are the best.more
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Nokia is located about 15 km west from Tampere, 180 km north from Helsinki, 145 km northeast from Turku, 240 km south from Vaasa and 100 km east from Pori.
Fairly good bus connections between Tampere and Nokia are provided by 'Väinö Paunu' busing company. Bus from Tampere to Nokia costs about 4 euros or so(?) (still quite cheap when compared to taxi, which could cost you over 20 euros).
Also some longer distance bus routes, for example 'Länsilinjat' and 'Express Bus', goes through Nokia, so you can easily come for example from Helsinki to Nokia by bus.
Nokia is also located about 15 km from Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, but as far as I know, there are no direct bus connection between the airport and the town itself.
I have to explain, it's a little bit confusing. We eat here hot dogs which is different product than Kuumakoira (and the confusion comes from translation which is Hot dog and I get out from this defining Kuumakoira as Hotdog written together, right). A traditional Hot dog is a sausage served in a sliced bun. Suitable garnishing are mustard,...more
The name Nokia used to be common long before Nokia Phones. We used Nokia papers to wipe or ass :) and all men and most women had Nokia's rubber boots (called Nokia Kontio = Nokia Bear). When they stopped the production here in Finland I bought three pairs from the last set (about 7y ago).The other we trust is Nokia Tires, especially winter ones. We...more
We used to call these "kilometer pole" (kilometripylväs), nowadays almost disappeared as useless but the history is again fascinating.In Finland the roots are between 1600-1700 when horse powers were widely used and distances were long (of course they are as long currently, but the speed was slower :) and Kestikievarilaitos was founded (Quest house...more
'Eden' is located on the coast of 'Pyhäjärvi' few kilometres from the centre of Nokia.
It includes restaurant, bar, hotel and the pool areas of course.
Poolsection might be lot of fun, and perhaps the only reason you should go there. There are different kind of pools (inside and outside), water slides, solariums and the Pool Bar at the poolsection.
There is also small harbour outside Eden.
Unique Suggestions: Swim in the (heated) outside pool preferably during the cold winter day.
Fun Alternatives: Eat some pizza at 'Pizzamestarit'. ;-)
Siuronkirkko (Siuro Church) is located, as very many Finnish churches, in a hill on lakeside. The church is build in the beginning on 1900 and it's style is New Gothic or Wood Jugend. Siuronmäki (Siuro Hill) is in the list of significant build culture environments by Museum Administrative.The church is build of wood and the lake besides is...more
This lovely cafee has full rights (beer, wine and spirits) and they sell the fishing licenses to the river. They serve lunch food also, try pizzas or what ever is on the list. If you are lucky you can sing karaoke or participate to weekly quiz and during summertime you can follow the fishing from terrace. Around the year there are special events...more
About 10 kilometers from Nokia is a small village called Siuro. Again, a power station is a centre of the village and there is an active fishing club and they plant fish to the river to catch by eager fishermen.The records areLake Salmon 10.150 kg (9.6.2001)Asp 6,020 kg (13.5.1998)Pike-perch 6,980kg (14.6.2012)You can by the fishing licence from...more
There is cross country skiing routes all over town, and also small downhill ski place by the border to Tampere.
For beginners that want to learn alone on easy track, go to Golf course, free of charge really beutiful open landscape and easy, under 3km routes.
Equipment: cross country skiis