Savonlinna Travel Guide

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Savonlinna Overview

Savolinna is city in the middle of Saimaa lake region in Finland. City has over 26,000 inhabitants. Over third of the city's area is covered by water.
Savonlinna is best known from Olavinlinna (castle) and Opera Festival.

To get there is not so easy because the city is surround by water, but train connections there are pretty good. Savonlinna is 335 kilometres away from capital Helsinki.

Savonlinna became city in 1639. Between 1743 and 1812 it was held by Russian. At Winter War and Continuation War city was occasionally bombed and cathedral did burn 1940 (and was rebuilt in 1948).