Häme Castle

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Hameenlinna, Finland
Häme Castle - Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
Häme Castle - Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
Häme Castle - Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
Häme Castle - Castle history exhibition, Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
Häme Castle - Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna

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Häme Castle Jan 16, 2017
One of the best-known castles in Finland, Häme Castle has given its name to the city. The 13th century castle was altered and expanded several times. Between 1837 and 1980 it was used as a prison. Afterwards, it was refurbished and became a museum in 1991. Most rooms, however, are left with bare stones, partly with missing floors or walls.

The castle itself can be visited as a self-guided tour. Booklets with details about all the structures and rooms are available at the reception desk – just don't forget to return them. They are available in several languages, including Finnish, Swedish, English, German and Russian. Depending on the season, there are also free guided tours but language choice and times are limited. The entry fee is 8,00 EUR for adults (2011), check the homepage for actual prices and details on discounts for children etc. There are also combination tickets for those interested in visiting the artillery museum.

Beside the main castle exhibition, there are also exhibitions in the rooms which are located in the former prison buildings. These are about the castle restoration, show former treasures or show archeological excavations of the surrounding area. There are also good temporary exhibitions. The one I went to was about the phenomenon of „Finlandization“, Finland's balance between the western and eastern world during the cold war. The temporary exhibitions are usually included in the entry fee, please check the castle's homepage for further details on that.
Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
Castle history exhibition, Häme C…
Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
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This really seem to be an intersting castle. Brilliant photos here.
Posted on: Jan 21, 2017
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