Savonlinna (Savonlinna) – City in southeast Finland, 160 km from Kuopio and 330 km from Helsinki. Located in the eastern part of the historical region of Savo, on the peninsula among lakes of the Siemena water system. Population – 27,768 people (2009).
The main attractions of Sanvllin are the unique nature of the lake edge and the symbol of the city – the old Swedish fortress of Olavinlinna. Also, good conditions for winter family recreation have been created here (local ski resorts are focused on children and beginner skiers).
The ski season lasts here usually from December to the end of April.
In the cultural life of the city, the Opera Festival of Savonlinna is considered to be one rightfully, tens of thousands of people.
Centre «Rounerinder» Located 8 km from Savonlinna. An ideal place for novice skiers, as well as for children.
Maximum height difference – 85 M
Number of tracks – 6
Illuminated tracks – 4
The longest route – 600 M
Number of lifts – 1
Bandwidth – 1,400 people per hour
Cafe on the slope, equipment rental, ski school.
Savonlinna is one of the most ancient settlements in Finland. The history of the city is closely connected with the fortress of Olavinlin, laid down by the Swedes in 1475 and the named Nuslott (Nyslott). At the same time around the fortress occurred the same settlement.
In 1534, Olavinlinna becomes the center of the province of Savo and there are large-scale work on renewaling.
In 1639, Savonlinna received city rights.
During the Great Northern War on June 29, 1714, Nusott was taken by our troops. However, under the terms of Nesteadt world in 1721, he was returned to Sweden.
During the our-Swedish War 1741-1743, August 7, 1742, the city was again taken by our troops. In 1743, the Abosky world was concluded, according to which the fortress went to Russia together with the southern part of the Savo region (Old Finland). The conquered territories were attached to the Vyborg province, which became the Vyborg province, standing out from St. Petersburg province.
In the our Empire, the city died under the name Nechlo&# 769; t.
In 1788, during the our-Swedish War, 1788-1790, resist the siege of the Swedish troops.
In 1811, Neeshot, together with all the Vyborg province, was attached to the Great Principality of Finland.
During the war years and the subsequent war against the USSR, the city was subjected to bombardments as an ally of Germany. At the end of the winter war, March 1, 1940, while the Cathedral of Soviet aviation was badly damaged by the Cathedral.
Maximum height difference – 75 M
Number of tracks – 4
The longest route – 650 M
Number of lifts – 2 (Children’s one of them)
Good ski slope – 15 km, 1.5 km lit
Pedestrian route – 30 km
Ice highway on Lake Kite – 6 km
Snowproof trails combined with tracks of other communes
Hire inventory, ski school.
Acholahti Ski Center is located 8 km from the center of Savonlinna and specializes in cross-country skiing. There are 3 km long routes, 4 km, 5 km, 7.5 km, 14 km. There is also a lighted skiing 5.6 km + an additional circle of about 2.5 km.
Olavinlinna Fortress (OlafSborg) – was founded in 1475. Located on the rocky island between the lakes of Haapavesi and Pichlanesee, connected with the Bay of Lake Saima. This is the first Swedish fortress, built with the calculation of the confrontation of firearm artillery. During the Northern War, the fortress of Olavinlinna became one of the main obstacles on the path of our troops deep into Sweden. In the walls of the fortress there are museums dedicated to the history of the castle and Orthodox iconography.
In the fortress annually (since 1912) is held International Opera Festival.
In the vicinity of Savonlinna, there are many interesting places to visit, such as one of the biggest art centers in Scandinavia with underground caves, the world’s largest wooden church, as well as the State Forest Museum of Finland.
Approximately 65 km from Savonlinna in the town of Parikkala (near the border with Russia) is located Mystical forest Patsaspuisto – Weo Rökenkesen concrete sculptures park in the town of Parikkala. The spectacle is very similar to the garden Bruno Torfs in Australia, only instead of fabulous characters, nuts athletes, funeral dancers, insane priests and crazy representatives of other professions.