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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  • Be sure to visit the fortress of Ólavinlínna or Ólafsbórg. It is advisable to get on an excursion to Russian-speaking guide. Get pleasure from dialogue with highly educated specialist with a great sense of humor. A tour around 15-00. And, of course, pay attention to the thoughts of the time construction miracle and unexpected design bathrooms, located at an altitude of 17 meters above the water level in the Lake.
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  • A very interesting place, located at the former junction between Sweden and Russia, perehodivshee several times from hand to hand. Perfectly preserved Castle XV-XVI centuries. Her sister is in Russia, but there Is desolation and compare today nothing except that in order to understand how to take care of historical monuments, and earn on this.
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  • Going here was an incredible experience. It makes you feel as if you were living in the medieval period. When walking up stairs, you can imagine what it was like in the old days, centuries before ADA ...  more »
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  • Olavinlinna is the best Castle in The Finland. It's very glorious and worth to visit. Don't forget to try "Lörtsy" in Savonlinna. 🏰
  • Amazing place, beautiful castle. Hosts cool opera festival.
  • Astonishing castle! You should take the tour and save some. Time to sit outside.
  • Awesome place to visit. The guided tour is only in Finnish and Russian (if there are enough), so no good for English speaking people but the tour is the only way to see the castle. An english guide would have got 5 stars.
  • Impressive historic site, what's not to like?
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