Rintama Museo

Turku & Finland's South Coast

Original trenches, bunkers and artillery guns remain at the site of some of the worst Winter War fighting, 19km northeast of Hanko. Also here is a poignant indoor museum with interesting exhibits and knowledgeable guides. It's worth driving 5km further east to Skogby, where there are still earth-covered bunkers in the forests near the road.

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Nearby Turku & Finland's South Coast attractions

1. Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

5.45 MILES

Almost 90% of the 5200-hectare Ekenäs Archipelago National Park is water, so to explore the 1300 islands you’ll need to take a tour from Ekenäs harbour,…

2. Ekenäs Church

7.91 MILES

This Old Town church is the only baroque greystone church in Finland. The original church was constructed between 1651 and 1680, but it was destroyed by…

3. EKTA Museum

8.02 MILES

The highlight of the Ekenäs museum is the exhibit on the life and art of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck, with a rotating display of 30 artworks. Other…

4. Neljän Tuulen Tupa

10.18 MILES

On Little Pine Island, 1.5km east of the town centre, is the House of the Four Winds, where locals snuck swigs of ‘hard tea’ during the Finnish…

5. Water Tower

11.23 MILES

Zip up the lift to the top of the 50m-high water tower on Vartiovuori Hill for sweeping views across town and out to sea.

6. Hangon kirkko

11.26 MILES

Originally built in 1892, this neo-Gothic church was damaged in WWII but has been thoroughly renovated.

7. Monument of Liberty

11.27 MILES

Where Bulevardi meets the beach is the Monument of Liberty, commemorating the landing of liberating German forces in 1918. The monument was taken down…

8. Hauensuoli

13.76 MILES

This narrow strait between Tullisaari and Kobben is a protected natural harbour where ships from countries around the Baltic Sea once waited out storms…