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  • Jun21

    Turku, Tampere

    June 21, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    5.Tag: Turku, Naantali, Rauma, Pori, Tampere

    Wetter : 20 Grad, sonnig, teils bewölkt, windig

    Wir starten um 9 Uhr über Naantali nach Rauma. Die Altstadt besteht aus 600 bewohnten Holzhäusern u. 200 Läden die zum Weltkulturerbe zählen. Seltsamerweise san olle Läden geschlossen. Mia wundern uns. Gott sei Dank hod a ganz schnucklige Kaffeebar auf, wo ma erst moi frühstücken. Da Kaffee is in Finnland übrigens imma super. Anschließend geht's weida ca. 100 km nach Pori zum Sandstrand mit Dünen in Yyteri. Schee is do, aber windig ohne Ende. Da Finne geht trotzdem ins Wasser.... Mia ned! 🙈😁Der letzte Wegabschnitt führt uns in de Großstadt Tampere. Unser Sehenswürdigkeitenprogramm scheitert scho am Dom, der seltsamerweise zu is. 🤔.... genauso wie die Markthalle, Fabrikgelände usw.... ALLES GESCHLOSSEN!! Sogar das Restaurant im Hotel. Die ganze Stadt is wie ausgstorbm. Allmählich check ma de Lage: Heid is Midsommar.... Der allerhöchstheilige Feierdog für die Finnen! Zwoa Dog hod alles (komplett alles) zua und sie feiern Midsommar in Form von Lagerfeuer, Tanz usw...! 😲🙄Tja, mia san scho solche Helden🙈. Mia woiten dann no irgendwo do hi, wo da Finne feiert, da hamma leider nix ausfindig gmacht. Am Yachthafen war wenigstens as Lokal auf, mit Tanz für oide Leid, do homma dann no gegessen. Oan Tanz no, dann samma ins Hotel ganga... a bissl frustriert und inzwischen ohne jegliches Zeitgefühl mehr, weil's dauernd hell is. 😩Read more

  • Day503

    Day 504: Petajavesi Old Church

    July 3, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Few hours of driving westwards across Finland today. Only stop of note was the World Heritage site at Petajavesi Old Church - a beautifully preserved old wooden church. It dates from the 18th century and was in excellent condition, very beautiful!

    Continued along our way to Rauma on the coast, which will be tomorrow's world heritage site. Our apartment here comes equipped with a sauna, naturally! Definitely in Finland.Read more

  • Day504

    Day 505: Exploring Old Rauma

    July 4, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today's WHS was Old Rauma, the old town of Rauma where we were staying. Thankfully it was only about 15 minutes walk from our apartment which was nice. It's on the list as a great example of traditional Nordic wooden architecture that has survived the centuries, though much of what remains is from the 19th century. Fires were a continual problem since wooden houses and cold climates with open fireplaces are a dangerous combination, and the town did burn down a couple of times.

    But there's still a lot left and it was nice and impressive.

    Finished up the site by early afternoon and decided to tackle the other nearby site in the late afternoon - Bronze Age burial cairns! These were literally just mounds of stones, because I guess that's what burial cairns are. But they were several thousand years old, and one of the oldest above-ground remnants still remaining in the Nordic countries. It's interesting since we basically know nothing about the people who lived here, so it's just guesswork based on stuff like burial mounds. We wandered around the forest in the sun for a while doing our filming, then headed home. Last night in Finland!

    I also discovered while looking for the apartment building's bins that we had an air raid shelter in the basement! There was a sign pointing down the stairs (we were on the ground floor) which my phone translated as "raid shelter" and I was like, nahh can't be. I went down the stairs and yep - there was a huge metal door about six inches thick! It reminds you how close the Soviet Union really was, and how vulnerable Finland felt.
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Rauma, Rauman Kaupunki, Raumo

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