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
At this bustling waterside market place with an almost Mediterranean feel, visitors mingle with inhabitants and the steamers await their contingent of tourists.
This triangular fortress with three towers on one side is dedicated to St Olaf. It was built in 1475 by Erik Axelsson Tott to protect the kingdom's eastern provinces. It was extended, and two towers added in the 16-17C, but these were razed when the ..
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..
Kauppatori 4-6 FIN - 57130 Savonlinna
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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'..
Satamakatu 1 FIN - 57130 Savonlinna
Located 500 metres from Savonlinna Train Station, this hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the 15th-century Olavinlinna Castle. All rooms offer free internet, a TV and minibar. All bathrooms at Summer Hotel Tott include a shower and hairdryer. Some rooms..
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..