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Along the fitness-path in Asevelikylä a lot of Outsider-art can to be seen. The path is named after Vaasa-born artist Edvin Hevonkoski. He was inspired by Finnish politics and literature. Besides art, you’ll find trench, military shelter and smoke-sauna. The park has twice been rewarded...
The ALKULA was the first steam mill in Finland, established by A.A. Levón in 1849. His passion in gardening left visible marks here, still be to seen. Much work has been done in the garden in 2018-2019 to renovate it; now it is easily accessible.
Karl Hedman, Doctor of Medicine gathered a huge art and old items collection and started the Ostrobohnian Museum. Sculptor Emil Wikström was a good friend to Karl, and together these two men left a strong mark onto the art imago of Vaasa. Starting point the...
Kappelinmäki graveyard dates back from 1782 and is one of Finland`s oldest cemeteries still in active use. Much of Vaasa`s ancient history lies buried in its soil.