Olavinlinna Castle, Savonlinna

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. Start your trip to Savonlinna by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • The entrance is only with excursion (there is also in Russian language) last excursion in 15-15, entrance costs 10 euro. The tour itself was about nothing (here they ate, here they slept etc and in the same vein-all this can be read and so) but to get in and see there-certainly worth it. Not regretted spent time (it by the way give a little for inspection))
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  • Perfect! Sound and customer-bearing behaviour. Provide clear guidance and adequate advice in terms of safety. The entire group 2v-65years followed the guidance with vigilance.
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  • One of the most beautiful places I have been to. The place is beautiful in winter, it should be more beautiful during summer or autumn.
  • Out of the World experience. One goes back in history to the 15th century. The specially created menu with fish caught fresh from the stream that goes around the castle was the highlight of the meal.
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