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 5 FIN - 57200 Savonlinna
Situated on the picturesque Kasinosaari Island, this hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk of Savonlinna-Kauppatori Station and the main street, Olavinkatu. It offers functional accommodation with free private parking. Summer Hotel Vuorinlinna’s simply fu..
Puistokatu 15 FIN - 57100 Savonlinna
This hotel is set in a renovated late 19th-century building by the shores of Lake Saimaa. It offers free WiFi and rooms with minibars and seating areas. Summer Hotel Villa Aria’s spacious rooms feature fresh décor and high ceilings. Most provide lak..
Linnankatu 20 FIN - 57130 Savonlinna
This 1930s hotel, designed by Finnish architect Wivi Lönn, lies on Lake Saimaa. Olavinlinna Castle is only 400 metres away. It offers free Wi-Fi, a quiet setting and cosy, individually decorated rooms. Each guest room at Family Hotel Hospitz has a f..