Nygård, Helena

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The historical Vaasa, statues, old architecture, parks and esplanades become known by walking through the city centre. Starting point Finland`s Statue of Liberty, market square.
King Charles IX established Vaasa in 1606. In 1852 a big fire destroyed the town. Some of the houses: Wasastjerna house and the old Court of Appeal luckily survived. We also visit the ancient place of a castle and ruins of the medieval St Maria...
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.
When driving across Finland`s longest bridge to Raippaluoto one reaches the old archipelago village. Learnobout the picturesque churc, heat stories of how people survived here, etc. Starting point Replot school, Kyrkvägen 94.