Tampere Lies between two lakes, Pyhjrvi and Nsijrvi – Tampere is a small, beautiful city to visit in Pirkanmaa, Finland. Two-hour drive by car and one and half hours journey by train from the capital city of Helsinki is required to reach vacation hotspot. If you have not heard anything big about Tampere, this blog will help you backpack to Tampere and check out its attractions for an unforgettable experience.
You need not hit the mountains or trek for miles for adventure fun. When in Tampere, you can spend a day at Sarkanniemi Adventure Park. A major theme park in the city, it brags off an aquarium, art museum and planetarium. If you are an adrenaline junkie, the park has thirty different rides, ranging from Tornado rollercoaster ride to a lazy log river ride. But, the rides are closed in winter.
The most renowned museums in Tampere are Vapriikki Museokeskus and Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing. The former museum further houses three other museums including the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, Doll Museum and Tampere’s Shoe Museum. It hosts around 12 exhibitions every year. The latter showcases nine original buildings; each building houses artefacts from a particular period in history.
Admire the striking design of Tampere Cathedral, built between 1902 and 1907 and designed by Lars Sonck in the National Romantic style. Built of gray granite and painted (interiors) by renowned Finnish painters Hugo Simber and Magnus Enckell, the cathedral is the highlight of the region.
Be in awe when you visit Tampere’s most popular parks. Pyynikki Park needs a mention here. A perfect place to come over and take a walk or just relax and gets immersed in nature. The city has, in total, 180 lakes to mesmerize you.