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Kappelinmäki graveyard dates back to 1782. It is one of Finland`s oldest cemeteries still in active use. Much of Vaasa`s ancient history lies buried in its soil.
Vaasa was founded by the Swedish King Charles IX in 1606. In 1852 a catastrophic fire destroyed the town. Some of the houses e.g. Wasastjerna residence and the old Court of Appeal survived the flames. We also visit the ancient site of the former castle...
In 1849, August Alexander Levon established the first steam mill in Finland called Alkula. His passion for gardening can still be seen here. Partly suitable for disabled persons. Starts at the white gate, Gripinpolku 1.
Vaasa’s current city plan and many of the buildings were designed by architect Carl Axel Setterberg in the 19th century. On the tour, you will hear how e.g. consul’s wife, Tulla Moe, composer Toivo Kuula, architect Viljo Revell and marshal Mannerheim are linked with the...