Fortress of Suomenlinna at Helsinki, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Happy Landins
N 60° 08.937 E 024° 58.841
35V E 387885 N 6669713
Quick Description: An island fortress in Helsinki harbour
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 10/18/2005 3:33:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM2TY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 164

Long Description:
Suomelinna was constructed in the 1700s, when Finland was part of Sweden. It was an attempt by the Swedes to reclaim the land that Russia had seized at the beginning of the 1700s.

As a site it is especially interesting because of the battlements and stone fortifications, which were built in a typical arrow shaped form.

The site contains many ancient cannons and other weapons, and several museums.

Suomelinna is also the site of a present day naval training centre.

The easiest way to reach it is by the ferry from the market square in Helsinki.
Type: Site

Reference number: 583

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