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Cycle Route Suomussalmi-Mikkeli

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Added on 09 Dec 2014,

on 22 Oct 2023

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Total distance in km

736

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biroto-Redaktion & biroto-Contributors

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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by biroto-Redaktion on 22 Oct 2023

Track points in total

8.289

Track points per km (avg)

11

Start/endpoint

Start location

Suomussalmi, PS, FI (226 m NHN)

End location

Mikkeli, IS, FI (101 m NHN)

Signposting

Maintenance on the routes ceased in the 2010s. The cycle path is no longer signposted!

Remarks

The ferry connection across the Haukivesi no longer exists. Therefore, if you deviate from the original route, you have to bypass the lake by road. The same applies to Kermajärvi.

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16 km
0,0 km
201 m

Raatteen Portti
FI-89600 Suomussalmi

 

Museum

The Monument of the Winter War
The Monument of the Winter War

The Winter War exhibition has been under enlargement and renewal at 2014. With over 300 squaremetres space and modern technology visitors can explore more the actions that took place at Suomussalmi during the 105 days of Winter War.

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Input taken over from:

http://www.raatteenportti.fi/inenglish/exhibition-raatteen-portti

taken over / edited on

17 Feb 2017

taken over / edited by

Ottocolor

Hours of opening

6.5.-22.6. mon-sun 10am-4pm
24.6.-13.8. mon-sun 10am-7pm
14.8.-30.9. mon-sun 10 am-4pm

 

31 km
3,2 km
232 m

Raatteen Rajavartiomuseo
FI-89900 Suomussalmi

 

Museum

The Frontier Guard Museum located at the eastern end of the Raate road at Suomussalmi is restored to its state of 1939. It tells us of the life of a frontier guard post before the Second World War. This building is the only one of the guard houses built before the WW II by the independent state of Finland which is left. The Frontier Guard Museum was founded in summer 1988.

Raatteen Portti Winter War Exhibition is located on the western end of Raate road, about 18 km from the Frontier Guard Museum.

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Input taken over from:

http://www.suomussalmi.fi/en/tourist/attractions/war_history_in_suomussalmi/the_raate_frontier_guard_museum_

taken over / edited on

19 Feb 2017

taken over / edited by

Ottocolor

Hours of opening

June - August 7; daily 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
(closed 24.6.).

Free entrance.

 

595 km
0,6 km
89 m

FI-57130 Savonlinna

 

Castle/palace

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.

History

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.

Tourism

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.

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Olavinlinna', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 September 2020, 05:26 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Olavinlinna&oldid=977147540 [accessed 4 December 2020]

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04 Dec 2020

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biroto-Redaktion


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