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Feast for the Eye

In the Savonlinna region you will travel in a picture postcard landscapes twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. However, if you want some variety for staring at the most beatiful lakeside sceneries in whole world, you can always visit the local galleries and exhibitions that offer a feast for the eye in form of visual arts. The welcoming galleries present artwork by local artists and photographers with strong visions. The exhibitions change annually, so it is worthwhile for art lovers to pay another visit.

Exhibitions of the Olavinlinna Castle
Exhibitions of the Olavinlinna Castle

The permanent exhibition features the history of the castle through 3D-replicas, tangible objects and miniature models. Exhibition also includes an introductory film which shows highlights of the everyday life of the castle. The exhibition is easily reached even by visitors who use rollator or wheelchair.

There are also exhibition boards along the guided tour inside the castle as well as boards also on the courtyard and gun platforms of the castle. This exhibition tells about the defence use of the castle and life in it. Each exhibition board tells about the theme of the place where it is situated.

Right next to the model featuring the present appearance of the castle there are 3D models, which interpret the three historical phases of the castle. They illustrate the building and expansion of the castle during 500 years.



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Workshop "The Little Duke's Hall"
Workshop

”The Little Duke's Hall" is an interactive workshop aimed at children. In "The Little Duke's Hall" children and adults can empathize themselves by taking part in several activities like set a table with traditional table ware, dress up in historical costumes or kinight's armour, assemble puzzles, build an own castle by using wooden blocks, weave loom or play with a doll's house resembling the tower of the castle.

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Gallery Lossiranta
Gallery Lossiranta

Lossiranta Gallery is open during summer time in the garden of Lossiranta Lodge. Welcome!

Changing exhibitions and seasonal decorations which are available for everyone to see from the park avenue Aino Acktén puistotie.

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The Johanna Oras Manor Gallery
The Johanna Oras Manor Gallery

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Johanna and Reijo Oras purchased the Tuunaankartano Manor, situated in the heart of the Retretti area in Punkaharju. The manor-house, built in the 1910´s, is the permanent location for Johanna Oras´s summer exhibition. A side building will be renovated into the artist´s summer atelier, offering something exceptional in Finland; the public will have the chance to follow the artist at work and see some of the mysterious birth process of a work of art from inspiration to the final brush touch.

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Military historical exhibition
Military historical exhibition

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Herttua is situated on an isthmus that formed part of the Finnish defensive system “Salpa Line” during the Second World War. An intresting feature of the Veneenniemi Line is the doubling of defences, so that the enemy could be fired from both sides of the isthmus. The remains of trenches can still be seen in the terrain around the hotel, as well firing platforms and a dugout.

Herttua houses a local military history exhibition, where visitors can learn more about the Winter War and Continuation War, as well as the post-war years. The outdoor exhibition shows typical larger weapons used by the Finnish Defence Forces during the wars; field guns and anti-aircraft guns, as well as other military hardware.

The permanent exhibition indoors “On the Last Line” consists of material from the Salpa Line and other battle areas fought over between 1939 and 1945. The theme of the exhibition is to depict the sort of life the soldiers at the front endured, as well as how the war affected the civilian population. There are on display infantry weapons, maps, medals, other military items such as uniforms and historical material from the Salpa Line.

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