This 1-hour private walking tour takes you through the history of the oldest mental hospital in Finland. You will learn the evolution of attitudes, practices and treatments in mental issues in Finland and hear true stories that happened inside the gates. The hospital use was discontinued in 2008 and now the premises holds the most intriguing mix of workshops, events and shows accompanied with restaurants, a cafe and a souvenir shop.
On this private walking tour you and your guide will negotiate an appropriate meeting place where you start the tour. This 1-hour themed walking tour introduces you to the oldest mental hospital in Finland: Lapinlahti Mental Hospital. It's been built to one of the most beautiful yet contradictory locations in Helsinki. You will inhale the bliss of the surrounding gardens. You will learn the history of mental issues and their treatment in Finland along with true stories that happened in location.Although the building's use as a hospital ended in 2008, the history of premises can still be felt. Nowadays Lapinlahti is a major hub of alternative art and wellness workshop and an important innovation center. Immerse yourself in the intriguing atmosphere that is a result of the history and current buzz of the location. This walk truly takes you off the beaten track.