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Hame Castle
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Owner description: Häme Castle is one of Finland's medieval royal castles. It is believed to have been built at the end of the 13th century, following the crusade by Swedish Earl Birger to Häme region. During the Middle Ages the original fortified camp was built into a residential castle for its commandant. In the 18th century a third storey was built and curtain wall buildings partly replaced the original outer walls. The castle and its surroundings were in prison use from 1837 to 1972. The main castle is now presented as a historical monument. The Häme Castle and its redbrick barracks are on the shore of Lake Vanajavesi. The promontary has been a meeting place for centuries, and the walls almost echo the voices from the Middle Ages.
Reviewed 22 June 2014

It's amazing castle and museum. You can walk in every room and through tiny corridors. It is restored very good. It shows parts of the medieval life in Finland and it is just interesting. 1 hour well spent. Why not spend 1 hour while walking near the beautiful lake in Haemeenlinna.

Thank Detelin Z
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Nice castle, was very quiet when we visited. Lots of interesting segments in the castle to visit and informative.

Thank JEMkiwi
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

One the best castles in the Finland, but going there is such a big disappointment. The castle is restored very good and it is in good shape, but imagine: such a big castle with white rooms full of nothing. Yeah, the rooms are practically empty. Couple rooms contain some coins and pictures, but that is all. Otherwise it is white paint, sand and I don't know... bad mood?

Thank inexact
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This castle is a gem, really. It is very well restored and gives a good insight to the life in medieval Finland. The location is also very beautiful in the middle of a park an surrounded by the lake Vanaja.

Thank Inkeri U
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Hämeenlinna is named after Häme Castle, a nice castle by the Lake Vanaja with exhibitions and local museums. It hosts local fairs in Xmas time, usually both before and after, and also Easter time, and in the summer, usually in mid August there is Medieval Fair event in the surrounding park. Castle is nice as it is, but even nicer during the events.

Thank MinnaLii
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