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“Cool castle - don't miss the military museum next door”
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Hame Castle
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Owner description: Häme Castle is one of Finland's medieval royal castles. It is believed to have been built at the end of the 13th century, following the crusade by Swedish Earl Birger to Häme region. During the Middle Ages the original fortified camp was built into a residential castle for its commandant. In the 18th century a third storey was built and curtain wall buildings partly replaced the original outer walls. The castle and its surroundings were in prison use from 1837 to 1972. The main castle is now presented as a historical monument. The Häme Castle and its redbrick barracks are on the shore of Lake Vanajavesi. The promontary has been a meeting place for centuries, and the walls almost echo the voices from the Middle Ages.
Reviewed January 10, 2010

It's a big old castle, certainly worth the (small) price of admission. You can see what passed for luxury accommodations a few hundred years ago - and how small people used to be, judging from how low the door arches are! But even more interesting to me was the military museum next door, dedicated to the Winter War between Finland and Russia. I'd consider it and Hame Castle one attraction, since they're adjacent and both focus on Finnish military history, even though admission is separate. If you're at all interested in military history, check it out; some exhibits are not labeled in English, but others are, and it's a worthy tribute to the incredible heroism the Finnish defenders showed in the war. Anyway, near the military museum is a Finnish military surplus shop... perfect for souvenirs!

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