All Bright!
Explore Tampere's fine downtown area - the oldest part of Tampere, and where nearly all the sights and shops are located. The busy main street, Hämeenkatu, runs through charming Keskustori main square and is lined with shops, restaurants and bars. Many of these are set in the foundations of beautiful historic buildings dating back to late 19th century.

A promise of things to come has been planted into the rough brick walls and the rows of windows rise ever higher. The city skyline may change, but you can always find that familiar feeling in Tampere.

According to us Finns, Tampere is the most loved residential and tourism city in Finland. It is a way of life that takes you along. The secret of Tampere is its originality. Tampere is a functional entity in a compact size.

The industrial structure of Tampere is versatile. Tampere is internationally known as a city of technology, often going in the forefront of development. The hometown of innovations has made many world-class breakthroughs and has developed products and services that improve the quality of life of ordinary people.

Tampere is defined by a few unique characteristics: it is surrounded by beautiful lakes and eskers, it has a perfect scale for walking and there’s always something new and innovative going on. The centre of the city is dominated by industrial heritage; the national landscape of Tammerkoski rapids and historical red brick buildings. But in Tampere we don’t look back, and therefore construction sites are often seen in everyday street life. At the moment, the Finland’s largest multipurpose arena, the first Marriott hotel in Finland and a tramway are being constructed in Tampere.

From the cultural point of view, Tampere is defined by our local treats of black sausage with lingonberry sauce and the world’s best doughnuts, morning coffee at Laukontori Market Square enjoyed in a small lake breeze, our imaginative museums, events after events, vibrant cool laziness and the fact that we are the Sauna Capital of the World.

Tampere is not perfect, it is a city of people, where it’s okay just to be you. Tampere has something wonderfully traditional, even seductive, and something so dynamic but relaxing. Yes, Tampere is a state of mind!

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Finlayson Area (Old Tampere)

History & Architecture

This is where it all began for the city: textile factory being set up on the banks of the rapids. Finlayson area is basically a city within a city: walking under the main entrance you walk in the foot steps of thousands of past factory workers. Be sure to also visit the Finlayson church, built for factory workers and their families, Finlayson Palace that’s nowadays a restaurant in the beautiful surrounding park, and the idyllic Tallipiha Stable Yards.

Tampere Cathedral

History & Architecture

Explore the impressive Tampere Cathedral. It's a Lutheran church in Tampere, and the seat of the Diocese of Tampere. The building was designed in the National Romantic style by Lars Sonck, and built between 1902 and 1907. The cathedral is famous for its frescoes and stunning paintings by the symbolist Hugo Simberg between 1905 and 1906.

Capital of Sauna

Arts & Culture

If you haven’t experienced Finnish sauna, and even if you have, you have to do it in Tampere – the Sauna Capital of the World. Try Rajaportti if you prefer the tradition of the oldest Finnish public sauna still in use, or go to Kaupinoja or Rauhaniemi to dip in the lake in between sauna-going – summer or winter! If instead you want to have a sauna in the city, that is possible as well: Sauna & Restaurant Kuuma offers heat in the middle of the town.

World’s only Moomin Museum

Arts & Culture

The world’s only Moomin Museum in Tampere Hall is definitely worth visiting, with the original artwork of Tove Jansson taking you to the roots of the beloved characters. The Moomin library and gift shop add to the experience!


City Life

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