Built on an island connecting two lakes, Olavinlinna Castle stands as the northernmost stone fortress from the Middle Ages still intact. Founded in 1475 by Knight Erik Axelsson Tott on behalf of the Swedish Crown, it was constructed to protect the Savo region from Russian forces. Explore the stone castle, take in scenic views of the lakes, and visit the castle museum and Orthodox museum to learn more about the history of the structure and region. View artifacts collected from the fortress, religious icons, and items from Finland and Russia. The Savonlinna Opera Festival has been held here since 1912. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Savonlinna fast, fun, and easy.
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Dissapointed. Visited in Sept 2020, the towers were closed and part of the castle under renovation. Yet we had to pay full price and were told about the restrictions after the payment. Didn't feel... more »
A beautiful castle within an easy walking distance from the city center along the picturesque shore. Nice views over the shoreline and a well-developed museum within the walls. A good restaurant with.... more »
Great medieval castle with interesting history between two northern powers, Sweden and Novgorod, later Russia. Definitely worth seeing, if visiting the city.
I was visiting Savonlinna Opera festival. The performance was talented, the area was nice, everything was working. Not an easy access area!
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