Hietaniemi Cemetery, Helsinki

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The Hietaniemi cemetery is located mainly in the Lapinlahti quarter and partly in the Etu-Töölö district of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is the location for Finnish state funeral services.The cemetery includes a large military cemetery section for soldiers from the capital fallen in the wars against the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany: in the Winter War, the Continuation War and the Lapland War . In the centre of the military cemetery are the tombs of the unknown soldier and Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim. Other notable sections of the cemetery are the cemetery of the Finnish Guard, the Artist's Hill and the Statesman's Grove. There are two Lutheran funerary chapels and crematorium at the area.Hietaniemi means "sand cape" and is a headland located centrally in Helsinki.DescriptionThe cemetery is partly located at a promontory, and partly directly adjacent to the Hietaniemi Beach.The cemetery is a popular tourist attraction, especially amongst Finns visiting the graves of relatives fallen in wars or the graves of the many famous Finns buried there.
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  • I went there several times and was impressed by the wonderful tombs and statues in the older part. The place is very well cared for...and if you just look for the grave of a famous person, ask the fri...  more »
  • Architecture lovers, I recommend c. l. Engel's family tomb views. The tomb is hard to find, since Engel's name has been almost completely worn away. At that time, the person looking for help, that the Tomb consists of five samankokoisesta slabs. They do not notify vertical stone, but are kind of like the rectangular solid boulders. The boulders is probably meant to point out that Engel was using the kind of rakennuttaessaan designs. In addition to the five stones according to the Engel family: husband, wife and three children. However, the second son is buried.
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  • Light a fire on Alvar Altoo's grave. Quiet place.
  • Tranquil cemetery that is well kept. The most famous Finns have their last resting spot here. Interesting if you are interested in gardening and history.
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