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Spa hotel Rantasipi Aulanko
The National Urban Park, which is the first of its kind in Finland and only the second National Urban Park in the world, is located in Hämeenlinna. The famous forest park and preservation area of Aulanko are parts of the National Urban Park. These culturally and historically important lake and forest areas provide fine facilities for tourism. The congress and meeting hotel was fully renovated in 2006 and offers excellent service as well as a brand new spa. For example, there are golf courses, pampering spa treatments, bowling, horse riding and lakeside cruises that depart from the pier of the hotel. A traveller who appreciates relaxing can escape the bustle of everyday life in the Jacuzzi of the hotel. >> www.rantasipi.fi
Are you interested in Finnish cottage life?
In the Hämeenlinna region, one can lodge comfortably and enjoy a peaceful holiday near the lakes in high-quality holiday cottages. Such cottages are available for rent throughout the year and are usually less than half an hour’s drive from Hämeenlinna. Many of the cottages can accommodate even a large family and they are all located in peaceful nature surroundings. Almost all cottages have a sauna of their own, and many of them also have modern telecommunications connections. As a rule, the cottages are fit for winter habitation too. >> www.hame.fi It is also possible to live the life of an aristocrat in Hämeenlinna. You can get more information about accommodation in aristocratic mansions from .
Hämeenlinna in the footsteps of Alfred Hitchcock
On 4 August 1968, the great film director Alfred Hitchcock was looking for locations and scenes in Hämeenlinna. A journalist from Hämeen Sanomat, a local newspaper, who had been invited to accompany the director, wrote an article about this visit. By visiting the same destinations, you can get to know Hämeenlinna as the master director did.
There are activities for all tastes in the park area of Aulanko. Those who prefer guided activities can test their skills in horse riding, paddling, tennis, or bowling. At Aulanko Nature Reserve, it is also possible to walk on marked trails of different length.
This hunting estate built by Doctor Carl Wilhelm Rosenlew was completed in 1924. The manor is the only one of its kind in Finland and has been influenced by English architecture. The historically beautiful Vanajanlinna invites visitors to stay a little longer. There are rooms and apartments of varying standard within the grounds. The stately ambience of the place makes it an unforgettable holiday destination. >> www.vanajanlinna.fi >> www.linnagolf.fi
Lakeside cruise on Vanajavesi
The Finnish Silverline organises cruises on Lake Vanajavesi. One of the most popular routes takes passengers to Lepaa Vineyard where it is possible to taste the mansion’s own wines. It is possible to join the cruise also from Aulanko. Larger groups can request special cruises, for example, with a pirate theme. >> www.hopealinja.fi