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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

Pyynikintie 13, Tampere 33230, Finland
(03) 212 3247
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Ranked #1 of 41 attractions in Tampere
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Parks
Traveler Description: The donuts available at the cafe at the Pyynikki (pronounced Poo-nick-key) tower are spiced with cardamom and available in a vegan version,  They are... more »
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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This place is a must in your trip to Tampere. This observation tower will allow you to have a beautiful overview of the city. The tower is located on the top of a hill, so you are at the highest point possible. There is an elevator that will bring you on top of the tower. The price to get in... More

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Nokia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It worth a trip merely for coffee and those very tasty donuts, best in town! Nice views also from the observation tower.

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Haifa, Israel
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to the observation tower in the evening, after the park was closed. It was a bit difficult to find the parking lot, as signs were only in Finnish. The price was reasonable (EUR 5) and the view from the tower beautiful. Recommended if visibility is good, and if you are not interested in the amusement park come after... More

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Espoo, Finland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
31 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This city park has great reputation among Finns and no wonder. It's a really nice escape from the city life and located between two big lakes. On the top of the hill you can find an observation tower and some nice, fresh doughnuts.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This tower is situated steep in the woods. The trails that zigzag throughout the woods here are incredible. The cafe has excellent coffee, and the donuts will rival any you've ever had. The view from the top is beautiful, and only a short walk from Näsinneula.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is about a 20 min walk with the last part up a slightly sloping hill. There are very few pedestrian sign posts to attractions in Tampere so I had to keep checking my map. It was worth 2 Euros to go up the glass lift for the views from this short tower. I bought coffee and a tasty donut... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

small observation tower gets you an amazing view of Tampere then as you leave, visit the coffee shop for the most amazing Munkii (pronouced Monley), Finnish coffee and a glass of vesi (that's water in Finnish)

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Antwerpen
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A soft footpath follows the river bank. The views are nicer, and the ground is much softer than the cobblestones and pavement.

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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a nice place to relax with! You can get up to the top of tower by a lift or going up with stairs. The cafe there is crowded with people and it is serving tasty donut and hot coffee!

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25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a must see. Te tower is a great view of all of Tampere, but the best part is when you get to the bottom and try those magnificent donuts and hot chocolate. We sat outside and enjoyed the action of all the people who come here. Many hike the mountain with the two walking sticks. This is a... More

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