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Home / Travelling / North Karelia / Central Karelia / Tohmajärvi / Attractions in Tohmajärvi

SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN TOHMAJÄRVI

Lutheran Church of Tohmajärvi

Tohmajärvi’s Lutheran church Kirkkoniemi is the oldest wooden
church in Northern Karelia.

Kirkkotie 590, Tohmajärvi, puh. +358 (0)400 967 601, tohmajarven.seurakunta@evl.fi, www.tohmajarvenseurakunta.fi

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Puun Sielu Gallery

The “Soul of Wood” gallery presents top Finnish wood expertise by craftsmen, artists and hobbyists. The gallery shop is an ideal place to purchase art, souvenirs, gifts and utensils. The gallery is housed in Hirsilinna, which is itself impressive, and the park surroundings too are worth visiting.

Open: Mon-Sun 12-18. Admission: 5 €/adult, under 13 years of age for free. Groups by agreement.

Vehkavaarantie 250, Onkamo, puh. +358 (0)500 253 722,
natalia.onnela@ gmail.com, www.puunsielu.fi
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Gallery Savipaja

A clay atelier gallery at the artist’s home. Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement.

Petravaarantie 562, Tohmajärvi, puh. +358 (0)41 442 8268, tuija.ohvanainen@suomi24.fi, www.galleriasavipaja.com.
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Nyman house and pharmacy museum

The house of pharmacist Nyman, which is filled with an atmosphere of an old gentlefolk home, serves as a pharmacy museum. Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement.

Kirkkotie 14, Tohmajärvi, puh. +358 (0)50 363 6154,
+358 (0)40 105 4015, liisa.laasonen@tohmajarvi.fi, www.tohmajarvi.fi
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Tohmajärvi Open-Air Museum

Local history museum, home of author Maiju Lassila, outbuildings, a windmill and the dry toilet belonging to the Nyman house. Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement.

Kirkkotie 14, Tohmajärvi, puh. +358 (0)40 105 4015,
+358 (0)50 363 6154, liisa.laasonen@tohmajarvi.fi
www.tohmajarvi.fi

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Hydroelectric Plant Museum of Saario

Saario’s hydroelectric plant was built to the riverside of Jänisjoki in 1908 and today it serves as a museum. Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement.

Voimalaitostie 24 Tohmajärvi, puh. +358 (0)40 105 4015,
+358 (0)50 363 6154, liisa.laasonen@tohmajarvi.fi, www.tohmajarvi.fi


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School museum of Kaurila

Kaurila’s former elementary school was built in 1898 and today it serves as a school museum. Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement.

Koulumäentie 17, Kaurila, puh. +358 (0)50 517 7854,
+358 (0)44 254 1250, reino.lopponen@gmail.com,
www.keski-karjalanmuseot.fi
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Mill museum of Värtsilä

This former flour mill on the riverside of Jänisjoki serves as a mill museum. The museum is open during the office hours of Värtsilä Town Hall.

Värtsiläntie 367 b, Värtsilä, puh. +358 (0)40 586 3803, pitajayhdistys@vartsila.fi
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Lutheran Church of Värtsilä

Open by agreement.

Kaurilantie 611, Värtsilä, puh. +358 (0)400 967 601, tohmajarven.seurakunta@evl.fi,
www.tohmajarvenseurakunta.fi

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Petravaara’s Orthodox Tsasouna (village church) and cemetery

Open by agreement.

Petravaarantie 480, Littilä, puh. +358 (0)206 100 590, joensuu@ort.fi, www.joensuunortodoksit.fi
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Memorials and statues in Tohmajärvi

* Tohmajärvi has many memorials, most of which can be found in Kirkkoniemi. The church yard is the resting place of 240 fallen soldiers.

* A bust of Nils Ludvig Arppe (1803-1861) can be seen in Värtsilä.

 
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