Finnish fortress near Helsinki
• The Finnish fortress near Helsinki
In the middle of the 18th century, when Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden, started the construction of the naval fortress on the islands off Helsinki. King Frederick I gives it the name Sveaborg (Swedish fortress). In 1788, she serves as a base during the war against Russia. From 1808 and for 110 years - the base of the Russian fleet already. In 1918, after the Finnish Civil War fortress bastion type area is a part of Finland and receives the name Suomenlinna (Finnish fortress). During World War II it is a base for coastal artillery, air defense and submarine fleet ...
The historical significance of this place enormous, and that there is today? Look!
To date, once the Swedish-Russian-Finnish sea fortress is not only a popular tourist attraction Suomenlinna - one of the administrative districts of Helsinki c about vosmyustami residents.
to the castle can be reached by water bus, cruising in the summer season, or by ferry, to submit to the Market Square, in front of the presidential palace.
An inexpensive day ticket to both sides can be purchased at the ticket office at the pier or in the same place in the vending machines. A wonderful illustration of prices.
Construction of the fortress and garrison buildings have been restored and converted into apartments, restaurants and museums.
Suomenlinna Church was built as an Orthodox in 1854 for the Russian garrison, who in the early 1920's Evangelical Lutheran. The spire of the church is a beacon.
The islands are 6 museums: the main historical, historic Swedish period, military, submarine, museum of old toys, the customs of the museum.
"Vesikko" The submarine was built in Finland in the 1930s and took part in World War II.
Built in the late nineteenth century coastal defense line with sand ramparts and cannons.
The barrel of one of the guns.
take aim. The fire?
The distances of the islands are very small, very simple costing foot.