Things to see and do - Savonlinna
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Savonlinna Travel guide
Savonlinna : Michelin's recommendations
This charming town is magnificently situated on a string of islands separating lakes Haapavesi and Pihlajavesi, forming part of Saimaa lake system. Savonlinna grew up in the shadow of Olav Castle (Olavinlinna), built on an island, and has frequently been subject to conflicts involving this strategically important fortress. Arriving from the east over the bridge spanning the Kyrönsalmi strait, visitors have a marvellous view of the castle and its island.
Tourist attractions Savonlinna : Things to see and do
Kauppatori FIN - 57100 Savonlinna
At this bustling waterside market place with an almost Mediterranean feel, visitors mingle with inhabitants and the steamers await their contingent of tourists.
Linnankatu FIN - 57100 Savonlinna
This triangular fortress with three towers on one side is dedicated to St Olav. It was built in 1475 by the governor of Viborg to protect the eastern provinces of the kingdom. It was extended, and two towers added in the 16-17C - these were razed whe..
Eerikintatu FIN - 57100 Savonlinna
This museum located next to the castle on the island of Riihisaari has a section dedicated to regional history (ground floor), including an interesting model that illustrates the pratice of floating logs down rivers: a technique that is very widely u..
Kylpylaitoksentie 7 FIN - 57130 Savonlinna
Prix Prices from : 65 €
Situated on a private island on Lake Saimaa, this hotel is 500 metres from central Savonlinna. It offers free pool, gym and sauna access, as well as free WiFi, free private parking and rooms with a balcony. All rooms at Best Western Spahotel Casino ..
Olavinkatu 8 FIN - 57130 Savonlinna
Just 100 metres from the bridge to Olavinlinna Castle, this boutique hotel is next to Lake Saimaa in Savonlinna. It offers individually decorated rooms with scenic views and free wired internet. Each room at Lossiranta Lodge is named after a histori..
Kauppatori 4-6 FIN - 57130 Savonlinna
This hotel is on Savonlinna’s main square, Kauppatori, right by Lake Saimaa. It provides free internet and sauna access and a rooftop lake-view restaurant. Savonlinna-Kauppatori Station is 100 metres away. Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone Savonlinna'..