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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  • 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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