Attractions in Tampere
Tampere surprises with many types of attractions and sights. Some of them are pretty special too! But it should not be hidden under a chair that many tourists probably come to Tampere primarily for beautiful nature experiences, and enjoy warm days at two of Finland’s “thousand lakes”.
- See DigoPaul for dictionary definitions of Tampere, Finland. Includes geographical map and city sightseeing photos.
Särkänniemi amusement park
This large park offers everything from aquariums, via planetarium to dolphins and a cute little zoo for kids. In addition, there are traditional amusement park activities such as carousels and raffle stalls. Särkänniemi is open almost every day of the year, although the tivoli part naturally closes in winter and early spring. Check the website for details.
Tickets can be purchased for each attraction, or a pass for all attractions. The park is located north of the center of Tampere, towards Lake Näsijärvi.
Amuri open air museum
The Amuri open-air museum shows working homes that date back to around the 1770s. The museum is open year-round, 7 days a week. Expect an entry fee of about NOK 50, but with significant child discounts. The address is Satakunnankatu 49, northwest of downtown.
In the Workers’ House in Tampere you will find the room where apparently Lenin and Stalin met for the first time. The museum now located here has the mission to showcase Lenin’s life and thoughts. You will find a variety of items and information material. For those who are particularly interested, this is an incredibly fascinating and rewarding museum.
The address is Hameenpuisto 28.
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
If you pass by Aleksanterin Kirkko and further northwest you arrive at a wonderfully beautiful area in Pyynikki that tourists pilgrimage to. It is in the area’s park with associated observation tower where the world famous donuts are served. And for about 10 kroner you can climb to the top of the observation tower. The address is Pyynikintie 13, 3 to 4 kilometers northwest of the city center.
Mummi Valley Art Museum
Everyone knows the Mummi trolls and Tove Jansson’s marvelous world. This museum shows lots of her art, including a lot of the Mummi trolls.
Remember that the museum is located below the city library, so it can be a little difficult to find. Moominvalley Art Museum is going to be the whole family’s favorite. The address is Hameenpuisto 20 and it is open every day of the week except Mondays.
Cathedral of Tampere
Tampereen tuomiokirkko or the cathedral of Tampere if you like, [see photo first in the article] offers stunningly beautiful architecture, and with an interior that is covered with masterful art. There is free entrance. The location is just north of Hämeenkatu main street, more specifically in Tuomiokirkonkatu 3A.
If there is a museum or rather a museum complex to visit, then it is Vapriikki. Here you will find, for example. Finland’s “Ice hockey hall of fame”. And there are not many world stars Finland has to offer in this sport. In addition, there is a shoe museum as well as a number of other exciting exhibitions. And new themes and exhibitions are constantly emerging. in Vapriikki.
Opening hours are usually from 1000 to 1800 every day, except Mondays. The address is Alaverstaanraitti 5, not a long way north from the city center.