Finland
Susisaari

Here you’ll find travel reports about Susisaari. Discover travel destinations in Finland of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.

5 travelers at this place:

  • Day6

    Fortress of Suomenlinna

    August 17, 2017 in Finland

    The Soumenlinna sea fortress, was founded in 1748 and has played a role in the defence of 3 countries - Sweden, Russia and Finland. It was constructed in mid-1700's when Sweden wanted to fortify it's defence against Russia and (Finland was not yet independent) was called Viapori. It was thought to be impregnable but was surrendered during the Russian siege in 1808. It then became a lively Russian garrison for over 100 years. It was severely damaged during the Crimean War in 1855 then the Russians renovated the fortress and built a new sea defence line complete with earth ramparts.
    After Finland became independent in 1918 it was renamed Suomenlinna. The fortress was handed over to civilians in 1973 and is home to about 800 people. It's military tradition continues by the Naval Academy located on the islands. It become World heritage listed in 1991.
    Read more

  • Day46

    Suomenlinna

    August 5, 2017 in Finland

    Old sea fortress in Helsinki harbor started by Sweden in the 18th century, taken over by Russia in the 19th century and finally became Finnish in the 20th century at independence with the fall of the Czar. Pictures are approaching the island fortress, the king's gate from inside and out, inside a bastion and the garrison chapel.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Susisaari, Vargön

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOS FindPenguins for Android

Sign up now