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SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN RÄÄKKYLÄ

 

Paksuniemi

Paksuniemi Harbour is situated along the boating route between Savonlinna and Joensuu and serves tourists, boaters, campers and locals from the beginning of May to the end of September.

Paksuniemi offers harbour services, saunas, swimming beaches, accommodation, art exhibitions and a café-restaurant with summer terrace.

Paksuniementie 241, Rääkkylä, puh. +358 (0)40 683 8748,
+358 (0)40 731 1112, paksuniemi@luukku.com, www.paksuniemi.com

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Silkkipartio

An atelier gallery at the artist’s home. Seasonal exhibitions and
events. Open by agreement.

Oravisalontie 1420, Oravisalo, puh. +358 (0)400 190 937,
+358 (0)44 972 4663, auli@silkkipartio.com, www.silkkipartio.com

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Lutheran Church of Rääkkylä

Rääkkylä’s church was built in 1851. Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement.

Kirkkotie 5, Rääkkylä, puh. +358 (0)13 248 1190,
www.evl.fi/srk/raakkyla/
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Rääkkylä Local History Museum

Situated in the centre of town, this local history museum displays historic farming artefacts.

Summer opening hours are posted on the Rääkkylä-seura website. Also open at other times by appointment.
Admission: 2 €.

Saviniementie 2, Rääkkylä, puh. +358 (0)50 593 1284,
www.raakkyla-seura.fi


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Paksuniemi Mill and Dairy Farm Museum

This museum centre in Paksuniemi includes a historic drying barn, smoke cabin and smoke sauna that have been transported to the area. In summertime the centre hosts an art and sales exhibition, and there is also an environmental art trail.

Summer opening hours are posted on the Rääkkylä-seura website. Also open at other times by appointment. Admission
2 €.


Paksuniementie 241, Rääkkylä, puh. +358 (0)50 593 1284, www.raakkyla-seura.fi


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Kotista Toy Museum

Situated in an old log house that has been traditionally restored, Kotista Toy Museum presents toys from the late 1800s to the present. There is also a small museum shop.

Open mainly by appointment – please call before visiting. Admission: 5 € adults, 3 € children, 4 € groups. The minimum group size is 10 persons.

Pötsönlahdentie 127, Rääkkylä, puh. +358 (0)50 357 3344,
kainuahkera@hotmail.com.
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Memorials and statues in Rääkkylä


Memorial to Esa Pakarinen. Stone statue with a relief designed by artist Kauko Kortelainen. Esa Pakarinen was an actor and entertainer who was born in the village of Hernevaara in Rääkkylä. The statue can be found near the municipal building (Kinnulantie 4).

Three historical monuments in Kivisalmipuisto Park (Oravisalontie 684) commemorating the discovery of ore in Kivisalmi, the author Karl Albert Wegelius and the construction of the Kivisalmi Canal.
 
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