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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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took a walk up here to visit the cafe and try out the famous donuts. They were great! We also went up in the tower and got a nice view over the city.

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Pyynikin Ridge is a great place for walking on a beautiful day. Around Pyynikki you can also admire the old architecture of Tampere and continue walking until Pispala, the wooden house area. After many hills and stairs you can stop Pyynikki observation tower for a look at the scenery and drink coffee and eat a sugary donut.

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Spain ...... but Scottish
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40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You really see the countryside from the top of the tower! Free on Friday afternoons after 3.00 which was a nice surprise :-)

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Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Popular visiting place has not loosed it's charm. The view from the tower is wide enough although Nasinneula is much higher. The fried sweet buns are the best in town and many people come just to enjoy a nice coffee break.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fabulous place to visit. The view over Tampere and surrounding lakes, Pyhäjärvi (to south) and Näsijärvi (to north), is breath-taking. Fee nomimal. When there do NOT miss the mouth-watering doughnuts (no jelly!). Open daily year round until 8pm. Often crowded, quick turnover.

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Wellington
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44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a nice easy detour if staying in Tampere for great views of the lakes and surrounds. You can get to the top of the observation tower for two euro. Even though the tower is only 26 metres highs it is great for photos. The forest area and tracks leading to the tower are also worth exploring.

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Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The observation tower itself is not very high, but as it is placed on a beautiful ridge between two lakes, it offers very nice views. Climb the stairs and enjoy on a nice summer day! Do not forget to have a cup of coffee/tea with absolutely the best doughnuts in town!

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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

One of the must-sees in Tampere. Great donuts ("munkki") and great view over Tampere. Lovely place for both tourists and local people.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On top of the Pyynikki ridge, the observation tower offers spectacular views over the whole city of Tampere. See if you can see the difference in height between the two lakes to the North and South of the city. The tower itself, with the café at the base is interesting from the architectural perspective, but even more interesting at the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The donuts ("munkit" in Finnish) are indeed very good here. In addition, there's also good selection of juices and softdrinks specially made for the cafe. Great view, too.

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