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World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

Verlantie 295 | Verla, Kouvola 47850, Finland
+358 20 4152170
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Unique beauty

Even though I've been there after hours, it is still was worth a visit. Very beautiful and rare... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
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A hidden pearl in the middle of Kymenlaakso

Don't pass this lovely, heart warming and surprising place if you have a chance to visit Verla... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2017
Lahti, Finland
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You can visit Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: 2 May - 30 September Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 From midsummer until the end of July open daily 10:00-18:00. (Closed in midsummer on Friday and Saturday.) Guided tours only: Tours in Finnish begin every hour on the hour. The last tour of the day is at 17:00 or 18:00. Tours in other languages (swedish, english, german, russian) are available by arrangement. Admission: Adults € 10 Concessions € 8 Groups (min. 20 persons) € 8/ person Children under 18 free entrance.
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Verlantie 295 | Verla, Kouvola 47850, Finland
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Even though I've been there after hours, it is still was worth a visit. Very beautiful and rare villa, impressive factory and lovely riverside. Probably this place is even better when the galleries are open

Thank Vapira
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Don't pass this lovely, heart warming and surprising place if you have a chance to visit Verla! It's very beutiful small factory area by a water side. The story of Verla is amazing, as they kept the factory running as long as their empoyees wanted...More

Thank Minnamatkustaa
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Verla Mill is a museum where you can take a guided tour in a factory that has been left in the condition it was over 50 years ago. Due to its small scale, it was not much modernized during its years of operation, thus the...More

Thank fr0mfinlandwithl0ve
Reviewed August 7, 2017

This place has been a UNESCO World Heritage since 1996. This is a boardmill remained as it was in 1964 when it was closed. Our guide was Jussi who knew personally some of the workers. They had told stories to him. Nowadays it is a...More

Thank Maari100
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Do a tour if you can. We were not overly interested in timber milling but booked on a guided tour and found ourselves completely fascinated. Our guide was passionate, informative and brought the site alive for us. The movie taken in the last days of...More

Thank cfma2000
Reviewed July 13, 2017

It was a cold and windy summer day and there were not much to see. Paintings in the cliff were messy and difficult to see. Yes, it was very beautiful place, but was it worth of driving there?? I'm not sure. If you are already...More

Thank lissu99
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Finnish industrial history stored in a time capsule. Buildings range mostly from 1890s to -20s. There is a lot of red brick architecture with gothic revival details. Location is nice, bit of the main routes, but easy access with a car. We got a nice...More

Thank antilsa
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Verla old factory site is a really interesting and beautiful place to visit if you find yourself around these areas. The site is well-preserved and the sightseeing tour is nicely conducted. The site also has a cafe, shop and open grounds. Nearby there are ancient...More

Thank Kristiina A
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Verla was simply amazing. Situated by beautiful lakes and rapids, this late 19h century industrial milieu has frozen in time and offered our family a truly special journey to the beginning of industrial revolution. There are also arts and crafts stores, a wine and cider...More

Thank Pepromene
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Very rare and unique place to visit, one of the World Heriage sites in Finland. You can live 60 years back the time, when paper and board was fabricated in this country. Lots of knowledge about papermaking history. You cannot understand the atmosphere before you...More

Thank Jokke58
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