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  • Day27

    Helsinki and Suomenlinna.

    June 27 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    From darkness to the light. Underground and surface. The dark floors of Suomenlinna fortress, the church in the rock and Suomenlinna on the surface. I haven't miss the chance to visit a finnish submarine. My luck that i have a flashlight with me all the time for the fortress. I also watched a Finnland and Helsinki movie in the Flying cinema. These films showed me that i have visited the wrong part of this country. That means i have to come back sometime.Read more

  • Day3

    Helsinki - day 2

    August 11 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Day 2 was slightly more rainy, windy and gray, but nice nonetheless! Took the ferry to Suomenlinna and walked around for a bit. The weather didn't really improve, so after we looked for things inside, like lunch (great burgers from bun2bun!) and a visit to the library (very very nice).

  • Day2


    March 22 in Finland ⋅ 🌬 2 °C

    Wir sind ja beide nicht so die Museumsgänger, daher haben wir uns für die Besichtigung der Festung Suomenlinna entschieden. Sie liegt auf einer vorgelagerten Insel und gehört immerhin zum Weltkulturerbe - wie die Chinesische Mauer übrigens auch. Nach dem leckeren und üppigen Frühstück im Hotel machen wir uns auf den Weg. Die Sonne ☀️☀️ lacht und der Himmel ist strahlend blau 😎. Allerdings frischt immer wieder ein eisiger Wind auf - wir sind halt im Norden. Aber wir sind kleidungstechnisch gut gerüstet und die Sonne wärmt uns dann wieder auf. Zunächst fahren wir mit der Tram Richtung Hafen. Von dort geht es mit der Fähre in nur ca. 20 Minuten zur Insel. Der Hauptrundgang ist durch blaue Wegschilder gut ausgewiesen und wir genießen den schönen Spaziergang. Es ist nicht so viel los - ist noch keine Saison. Übrigens kostet die Besichtigung nix - nur die Überfahrt. Aber die ist in unserem 2-Tages-Ticket schon mit drin 😊. Am Wasser bläst der Wind dann ganz schön stark - aber wir bleiben zum Glück am Boden 😂. Macht richtig Spaß sich gegen den Wind 💨 zu lehnen 😁. Nach ca. 3 h sind wir dann einmal durch und genießen vor dem Übersetzen im Café Vanilja noch Kaffee und eine Cinnemon Roll 😋. Auf der Rückfahrt sind wir dann echt platt - war irgendwie doch ganz schön anstrengend immer gegen den Wind 😅.Read more

  • Jun22

    Tampere, Helsinki

    June 22 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    6. Tag: Tampere, Helsinki

    Wetter : 20 Grad, sonnig, windig

    Nach dem Frühstück um 10 Uhr start' ma direkt 160km nach Helsinki. Von Tampere homma nur an sehr schönen Park gseng, ansonsten nix. Do homma heid Friah einfach nimma meng, nachdem nix los war🙈. De Hoffnung, dass in so einer Großstadt wie Helsinki mehr auf hod, war zumindest an den Touristenattraktionen so. Mia san dann mim Schiff zur Festungsinsel Suomenlinna g'fahrn, sehr schön, wo ma den ganzen Tag verbracht hom. Abends kurz ins Hotel eicheckt , dann no in de Bar im 12.Stock vo am andern Hotel, wo ma no an Wahnsinnsblick auf Helsinki von oben hod! Moing geht's mit da Fähre nach Tallinn.Read more

  • Day4

    Half of Helsinki on an Island.

    July 28 in Finland ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Habitual holiday morning run around the peninsula - already very warm at 8.30. Laid back breakie & ambled into town to catch the ferry to Suomenlinna Island Fortress - problem was that on a hot Sunday it was possible that half of Helsinki had also decided to seek out somewhere peaceful a short ferry away from the city - thus not peaceful. Took a chance. Short crossing with some nice views of the city. On docking, we made a point of going the opposite direction to the masses, which happened to be in the direction of the WW1 Prisoner of War memorial ... in theory. Try as we might it could not be located. Took a shade break to plan & watch one of the many cruise liners depart. Slow walk uphill to begin exploring, just as the next ferry came in. Rats. Stopped at a water fountain & amusedly watched as people struggled to fill up bottles - really wasn't as hard as they made it. Took a shade stop in the church - yet another Ikea looking church. At this point it occured that picnic options would be good - bit late for a supermarket in town but back where the boat docked was a grocery store. We turned left off the boat, if we'd turned right we wouldn't have ended up doing a huge circle. Found a shady spot at Artilliary Bay Quay, ate & watched the world go by. Considering how many people were here (full ferries every 15 mins) it was remarkably calm - maybe everyone was at the beach. Prior to coming Liz had picked out the one museum that she might end up getting dragged around & she called it - a matter of metres from the lunch spot was one of only a few u-boats open to the public. This was probably one of the first built, as it was a prototype. It was then given to the Finnish. Liz found a shady spot while the true cramped nature of a U-boat became apparent. Yikes.Read more

  • Day4


    July 28 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Onwards in the afternoon heat - took a wrong turn trying to find the beach but eventually figured out location & made our way to the Northern most quay - Kings Gate Quay just as a wedding was kicking out - people in posh clobber sheltering in the shade from the sun - the Finnish are struggling as well. Found a shady spot & watched the happy couple do the stupid posing for photies. Liz was hankering after more shade & reading so off for an explore - walk along the ramparts (massive guns) - found the beach (very not massive) Took in the old dry dock as well as getting lost again. Not a problem with locating myself in a big city - a couple of islands & not so much. Decided to hit the boat back before the rush & jusging by the number still arriving as we left, there may be something of a queue later on. Back to cool off & another meal in. Evening walk & things were definitely fresher - sign of things to come. Watched a bubble guru entertaining the kids producing clouds of bubbles with a simple contraption. Fascinating.Read more

  • Day501

    Day 502: Suomenlinna Fortress

    July 1, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Only one world heritage site in Helsinki - Suomenlinna Fortress! It's a fortress on a group of islands pretty much in the harbour of Helsinki, and date back to when Sweden controlled Finland. The designs were heavily inspired by Vauban, the military engineer whose work we'd encountered in France.

    So up we got, tram down to the harbour and then a ferry out to the islands which are popular as a day trip for locals as well. Plenty of turrets, bastions and walls to look at and film in front on, but lots of buildings and tunnels to explore as well. We had a great day wandering around in the sun, and had a nice salmon soup from the cafe for lunch as well. This basically took up the whole day!
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  • Day4

    Suomenlinna - Helsinki

    December 21, 2017 in Finland ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    Today we took the Ferry to a local Island Suomenlinna Sea Fortress where we spent quite a few hours just walking around checking out all the fortifications. Suomenlinna was founded in 1748 on a cluster of islands off the coast of Helsinki. The fortifications and garrison buildings have been restored and converted into residential properties for 800 residents , studios, offices, cafes and museums. We had lunch in a little cafe in the Russian merchants quarter. Back on the mainland we then rode the tram around the city to a Rock Church which is a church built in 1969 of solid rock. We then went back to Senate Square for dinner I had the Russian Borscht soup and John a homemade hotdog. We also went into Stockman's department store to purchase some gingerbread as it was voted the best gingerbread in Europe.Read more

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Suomenlinna, Sveaborg, Суоменлинна

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