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Cycle Route Mikkeli - Imatra

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Elevation profile Cycle Route Mikkeli - ImatraOlavinlinna0100200050100150200250

Added on 27 Dec 2011,

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Mikkeli, Eastern Finland, FI (89 m NHN)

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Imatra, Southern Finland, FI (107 m NHN)

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170 km
0,2 km
89 m

FI-57130 Savonlinna



Olavinlinna in Savonlinna
Olavinlinna in Savonlinna
Olavinlinna in Savonlinna
Olavinlinna in Savonlinna
Olavinlinna in Savonlinna
Olavinlinna in Savonlinna

Olavinlinna (Swedish: Olofsborg; literally Olaf's Castle) is a 15th-century three-tower castle located in Savonlinna Wikipedia Icon, Finland. It is built on an island in the Kyrönsalmi strait that connects the lakes Haukivesi Wikipedia Icon and Pihlajavesi Wikipedia Icon. It is the northernmost medieval stone fortress still standing.

The castle forms a spectacular stage for the Savonlinna Opera Festival Wikipedia Icon, held annually in the summer since 1912.


The fortress was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg in an effort to profit from the political turmoil following Ivan III's conquest of the Novgorod Republic. It was sited in Savonia Wikipedia Icon so as to lay claim to the Russian side of the border established by the Treaty of Nöteborg.

One of Tott's letters from 1477 includes a passing mention of foreign builders invited to Olofsborg, probably from Reval Wikipedia Icon, where the city fortifications were being extended. It was the first Swedish castle provided with a set of thickset circular towers that could withstand cannon fire. It is not by accident that a network of lakes and waterways forms the setting for the castle, for these would seriously impede a prospective Russian offensive.

The three-towered keep was completed in 1485, and the construction of the outer curtain walls with two towers was initiated immediately. They were completed in 1495. The castle is roughly a truncated rhomboid with keep on the western side of the island and the curtain walls and outer bailey to east. One of the towers of the keep, St. Erik's Tower, has a bad foundation and has since collapsed. One of the towers of Bailey, the Thick Tower, exploded in the 18th century. A bastion has been built on its place. The castle was converted into a Vaubanesque fort in the late 18th century with bastions.


The castle hosts several small exhibitions, including the Castle Museum which displays artifacts found in the castle or related to it, and the Orthodox Museum which displays icons and other religious artifacts both from Finland and Russia.

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