Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, Tampere

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Admire nature, striking views, and a tasty treat in the famous cafe at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Stroll through the conservation park before heading over to the site's cultural landmark, the observation tower. The first tower was built in this spot in 1868; the current structure was completed in 1929, after destruction from the civil war. Climb to the top of the tower for scenic panoramas, and be sure to visit its cafe, beloved by locals and visitors for its doughnuts, which have been made using the same recipe since the early 20th century. To visit Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and get the most from your holiday in Tampere, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tampere day trip tool .
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  • The Pyynikki Park is one of the highest natural elevations in Tampere and offers a splendid view over the lakes and Tampere (comparable to the Torni Tower and the Näsinneula in amusement park). It offers extensive walking paths and later Tower Cafe a doughnut and coffee.
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  • It is a nice place to be on a sunny day. You can see whole Tampere and also river bodies surrounding the city. I did not find the place good in winter time. You can enjoy coffee and munkki after the t...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to relax just next to the city centre! Especially beautiful in the autumn when the leaves change colors! Perfect place to spend a day.  more »
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  • Great views of lakes around Tampere. Especially the cafeteria in the tower serving sweet balls that are super yummy. Even gluten-free options available.
  • We absolutely loved this place. Pretty relaxing cozy place to visit. Especially don't forget to have the Cinnamon Doughnuts. They are absolutely fantastic. And the pathway that leads up to this place is pretty amazing!
  • The highest open spot you can get to in Tampere (unless you're crazy and climb one of those radio towers), which I suppose makes this tower a worthwhile visit. It should be said that this place is not for group photos. There's a massive block of concrete sitting in the middle of the uppermost level, so two people can barely fit to move around the corners at the same time. So any hopes of having a picture taken of you posing in front of a massive city skyline should be dropped. You can take a selfie, however. Or just plain photos of the city with no foreground objects.
  • A place located on very beautiful area. From the tower one can see the city very well.
  • Great Munkkis and amazing view! Didn't like the queue for the bathroom but it's alright 😅
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