Olavinlinna Castle

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Colourful history, thousand stories

The building of Olavinlinna Castle began in 1475. The Danish-born founder of the castle, knight Erik Axelsson Tott, decided that a powerful fortification should be build to protect the strategically important Savo region. The castle was to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The history of Olavinlinna is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and people doing everyday chores inside the security of the castle’s thick walls.

Opening hours 2017

January 2nd – May 31st, 2017
Monday-Friday 10.00-16.00, Saturday-Sunday 11.00-16.00
Last guided tour starts at 15.00. Ticket sale closes at 15.15. Visitors can join the already started last guided tour until 15.15.

June 1st – August 14th, 2017
Every day 11.00-18.00.
Last guided tour starts at 17.00. Ticket sale closes at 17.15. Visitors can join the already started last guided tour until 17.15.

Midsummer Eve 24.6.
11.00-15.00

Midsummer Day 25.6.
12.00-18.00

Events in Olavinlinna

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