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Olavinlinna castle

The origin of a thousand stories and the site of numerous battles, Olavinlinna Castle is one of the best-known sights in Finland.

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The building of Olavinlinna, castle of St. Olaf, began in 1475. The Danish-born founder of the castle, knight Erik Axelsson Tott, decided that a powerful fortification should be built to protect the strategically important Savo region. The castle was supposed to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The history of Olavinlinna is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and every-day chores inside the security of the castle's thick walls.

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Museum contact details

Olavinlinna castle
Olavinlinna, 57130 Savonlinna

0295 33 6942

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

10/8/5 €

Payment methods

käteinen, yleisimmät pankki- ja luottokortit.

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Opening hours

Mon 11:00-18:00
Tue 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-18:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

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Facilities

Guided tours

1.6.-30.9. every hour in English

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