Founded in 1280 at the mouth of the Aurajoki, mammoth Turku Castle is easily Finland’s largest. Highlights include two dungeons and...
Jakke River Ferry
Floating through the centre of town, this laid-back river ferry with an on-board bar makes five stops but it's also possible to hail it...
Harbour cruises include a 90-minute lunch cruise (1pm and 3pm; €29) and dinner cruises (two-hour cruise 5pm; €29, three-hour cruise 7pm;...
A brewery pub-restaurant with river frontage that would be a star attraction were it not for Koulu. Its stained glass and large dockside...
A pleasant stroll away from the centre, this summer pavilion, right on the riverbank, has a big à la carte menu of snacks, pasta, pizzas...
Linnankatu 72 · interesting places nearby
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Partly housed in an old granary, this excellent maritime museum offers a comprehensive look at ships and shipping, from scale models to full-sized vessels. Anchored outside is a small fleet of museum ships , which you can climb aboard. The mine-layer Keihässalmi and the corvette Karjala take you back to WWII, while the full-rigger Suomen Joutsen recalls more-carefree prewar days. The beautiful three-masted barque Sigyn (moored 500m upstream) was originally launched from Göteborg in 1887 and has well-preserved cabins.
Other highlights include the museum's hydrocopter, WWII torpedoes and multimedia displays, plus a cabin from a luxury cruise-liner (many of which were built in Turku). At the museum's cafe-restaurant, you’ll find its namesake Daphne, a cute little boat that was home to author Göran Schild.