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NEW EXPERIENCES AND PEOPLE AT THE RENEWED LAHTI FAIR CENTRE Come and experience the functional, modern Fair Centre – with all modern conveniences and best service! EVENTS AT THE LAHTI FAIR CENTRE: Classic Motorshow 3–4 May Finland’s largest classic motor show Caravan 2014 19–21 September Major caravan event Lahden Jenkkiautonäyttely 2014 4–5 October Scandinavian Yankee Car Show, Hot Rods, Custom Cars, Bikes, Rock & Roll Nordic Fitness Expo 11–12 October Largest bodybuilding and fitness event in the Nordic countries Kätevä & Tekevä & Lukeva 1–2 November A handicraft, hobby and literature event MuoviPlastics 2014 12–14 November An international special event of the plastics and rubber industry Business Day 2014 20 November Special business trade fair event For a more detailed list of events, please visit

Greetings from Lahti! The lively cultural life and diverse ridge and lake scenery of the Lahti region make it a unique travel destination no matter what the time of the year. Thanks to the ridges of Salpausselkä, Lahti region has four seasons, each of which brings its own special events and activities for tourism and leisure; perfect canoeing routes, lakes rich in fish, challenging hiking trails, Päijänne nature park and forests full of mushrooms and berries can be found here. The wellness centres at Messilä, Tallukka, Vierumäki and Pajulahti have various offers to pamper the whole family. People come to the Lahti region for relaxation and to spend time with their families. Here you can choose the holiday you want – you can enjoy the silence and

beauty of nature, go to the theatre or concerts, sample the Vellamo-Menu, take an active holiday, go sightseeing or shopping. Or you can combine your holiday from all of these in a way that suits you. Welcome to the heart of Päijät-Häme for your dream holiday. You will not be in a hurry to leave!

did you know?   Lahti Region is a regional travel agency which provides you all the tourist services of the Lahti region from meeting services to accommodation, from guided package tours to additional programme, and naturally also tourist information. Lahti Region’s tourist information office is at Mall Trio in downtown Lahti.

SiGHTSeeinG & eVenTS Tourist attractions Health and wellbeing services events in Lahti region Concerts and music festivals event calender

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The tourist information office INFO offers the residents and tourists a centrally located service point where they can obtain information about the Lahti region's tourism and environmental issues. At the same time it operates as a Trio shopping information point. At the point you can, if necessary, receive guidance to the City of Lahti e-services. In summer the information post provides information about swimming beaches and water quality and in winter about ski trails. Also other regional sports and outdoor activities are presented. Also, recycling, waste distribution and energy saving information are compiled in the Trio INFO point. INFO Ground floor of Trio Aleksanterinkatu 18 Open Mon-Fri 10–17 Sat 9 –16 Tel. +358 (0)20 728 1750

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Sibelius Hall

Tourist attractions The Lahti region is full of wonderful sights and places for you to visit. Globally renown Sports Centre is the heart of the Salpausselkä Ski Games. The Sports Centre includes ski jumps, a skiing stadium, Restaurant Voitto, a large event hall, a Trade Fair Hall, Lahti Hall, an ice stadium, the Ski Museum, a central sports field and an area for biathlon. In the summertime they are used as mountain biking and outdoor exercising routes. The sightseeing platform on top of the tallest ski jump is open on weekdays from 10–17 and during weekends from 11–17. Lovely Kelvenne Kelvenne in the Padasjoki municipality is one of the largest and nicest

high islands of Finland. It was formed during the last ice age, when the ice slowly withdrew to the northwest. The island was made from gravel that was gathered and arranged by glaciers. An 8 km long hiking trail runs through the island of Kelvenne and is indicated with blue marks. There are also several campfire sites along the route. Sibelius Hall Opened in 2000, Congress and Concert Centre Sibelius Hall is the largest public wooden building built in Finland in the past hundred years. The concert hall has unique acoustics. The hall seats 1,250 people, and it


Radio Towers

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did you know? Lahti region is Finland’s fifth largest urban area that has 200,000 inhabitants. Lake Vesijärvi opens a water route through the Vääksy Canal and Lake Päijänne all the way to Central Finland.


Vääksy Canal is located on both sides of lakes Päijänne and Vesijärvi. At the Vääksy Canal,


Lahti City Theatre was designed by Pekka Salminen. The Lahti City Theatre building is one of the largest theatres in Finland. The repertoire includes musicals, musical comedies and drama as well as plays for children and the young. Tel. +358 (0)3 752 5000; for tours of the theatre, please call +358 (0)3 814 3205.


Church of Hollola

Lahti City Hall was designed by Eliel Saarinen. The Lahti City Hall was built in 1912 and completely restored in 1985. There is lunch restaurant Tyrmä (Dungeon) on the basement floor. Guided tours are available on order, Tel.+358 (0)3 734 9792.

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The Medieval Stone Church of Hollola, which was originally the catholic church of Pyhä Maria (Holy Mary) is one of the most important medieval monuments in the Lahti region. The church seats 550 people, and it is the third largest medieval church in Finland that is still in regular use by a congregation. The stone church was completed in its current form between 1495 and 1510. It's very well known for its well-kept wooden sculptures. There is a neoclassical bell tower designed by Carl Ludwig Engel and built between 1829 and 1831 to the south of the church.


Church of the Cross was designed by academician Alvar Aalto. It's the main church in the City of Lahti. Built in 1978, the simplified church's exterior face opening to the marketplace is dominated by a large cross consisting of 52 windows, one for each week of the year. The Church Park includes Wäinö Aaltonen's sculpture "Vapauden hengetär" (Spirit of Freedom). Tel. +358 (0)3 891 290 or 89 111.

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is the venue for both classical and contemporary concerts. For additional information and house tour reservations, please call +358 (0)3 814 2811.

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you can stop and see locking and enjoy the sunny summer days. The structure of the parish, charming little villages and versatile services make Asikkala a memorable place. Asikkala is a combination of peaceful nature and modern services. Water organ, a musical fountain in Pikku-Vesijärvi pond. Music from movies, musicals and other well-known classics. There are a couple of performances per day in the summertime without the coloured lights. The show consists of music and spectacular water jets. Each show lasts around fifteen minutes.

Lahti City Hall


Orimattila Art Museum presents a collection of both Finnish and foreign art by Ilmari Wall-Hakala, collected during the 1800s and 1900s, includes 173 paintings and sketches and 41 sculptures and etching plates. The collection includes works from, among others Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Albert Edelfelt, Pekka Halonen and Helene Schjerfbeck. Tel. +358 (0)44 781 3567

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Laastari Clinic Trio shopping center, groundfloor Karisma shopping center, 1st floor


Lahti Fair Ltd Lahti Fair Centre Salpausselänkatu 7 Tel. +358 (0)3 525 820


Suurmäki Ski Jump open from 1–31 August 2014 Mon–Fri from 10 am to 5 pm Sat–Sun from 11 am to 5 pm (entrance fee) Tel. +358 40 539 5824


hollola medieval grey stone church

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Taxi Tel. 100 41 mobile +358 (0)601 100 01 Bus station Jalkarannantie 1, Lahti Tel. +358 (0)200 4000 (€ 1.71 / call + local call charge, available only in Finland) The bus station is open Mon–Thu 7–18, Fri 7–19 Sat–Sun 10–18

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General emergency number 112 Police Tel. +358 (0)71 8730 341 Department, Salininkatu 3 First aid Lahti City Hospital Oikokatu 2, Harjukatu 48 Tel. +358 (0)3 81 811 Päijät-Häme Cantral Hospital Keskussairaalankatu 7 Tel. +358 (0)3 81 911 Arte Doctors Aleksanterinkatu 9, 15110 Lahti Tel. +358 (0)20 734 5678


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Medical Clinic Terveystalo Lahti Aleksanterinkatu 13 Tel. +358 (0)3 06 000 Apteekki Trio Aleksanterinkatu 18 Tel. + 358 (0)3 884 210

Railway station Mannerheiminkatu 15, Lahti Information, tickets, schedules Mon–Sun 7–22. Tel. +358 (0)600 41 900 (€ 1.00 / call + local call charge, available only in Finland) International trains Mon–Fri from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Tel. 0600 41906 (€ 1.00 / call + local call charge, available only in Finland) Ticket office open Mon–Fri 6.30–19.15 Sat 7.30–17.15, Sun 9.30–19.15

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Tourist information Lahti Region Aleksanterinkatu 18 Tel. +358 (0)20 7281 750 Open Mon-Fri 10 –17, Sat 9–16 Banks Banks are open Mon-Fri 10–16.30


LAHTI SUURMÄKI SKI JUMP AND SIGHTSEEING Now you have a unique opportunity to visit the Lahti Suurmäki sightseeing tower. The ski jump is almost 80 metres tall, and you can see the City of Lahti and the Salpausselkä ridge as well as Lake Vesijärvi shimmering on the other side of the ridge. Why not book a climbing descent from 65 metres or try out your climbing skills on our 25-metre outdoor climbing wall?

2.5.–31.8.2014 open every day 11am–6pm. Guide service available. Church service every Sunday at 10.

Rantatie 917, Hollolan kirkonkylä

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a sudden illness or accident need not ruin your holiday. there are several competent doctors, dentists, pharmacies and vets in the region who also serve on weekends. you should also try hot yoga: it will relax your body and mind.

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Reservations from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Tel. +358 (0)207 345 678 •


Mon–Thu from 7:45 am to 8 pm, Fri from 7:45 am to 6 pm

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Tel. +358 (0)30 6000 or Sat and Sun from 10 am to 2 pm, Mariankatu 21 C, 3rd floor Tel. +358 (0)30 633 4127 (during the emergency on-call times)

Good care quickly and easily - without appointment seven days a week. Shopping Mall Trio, ground floor, Aleksanterinkatu 18 Shopping Mall Karisma, 1st floor, Kauppiaankatu 2




Aleksanterinkatu 13, FI-15110 Lahti

Pikijärventie 1 FI-18120 Heinola

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Päijännepurjehdus -sailing event

Events in Lahti region A city by Lake Vesijärvi, Lahti is a lively cultural city that offers music festivals, fairs, top sports and versatile exercising events all summer long. Welcome to the Lahti region to enjoy excellent summer theatre and several art exhibitions! Classic Motorshow is Finland's largest and most versatile classic vehicle event. At Lahti Trade Fair Centre, you can see classics from the past decades, nostalgic cars, experts of the sector, make clubs, dealers, repairmen, auxiliary programme and lots more. Classic Motorshow 3.– 4.5.

The Uusi Lahti Run is a sporting event targeted for runners, walkers and Nordic walkers. The routes can be found in four different options: a fair six, 1/4 marathon, half marathon and marathon. The trails run along an jaw-dropping beach landscape and everyone making it to the goal will

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Russian Ballet Stars in Lahti The stars of the Russian ballet will appear in a stunning gala concert that will be organised in Lahti. The concert program includes some of the best ballet scenes as well as single numbers from the world’s classics. Russian Ballet Stars in Sibelius Hall 26.–27.9.

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The market of Anianpelto is a popular local event whose traditions originate from the 1700s. The Lions Club of Asikkala has been organising the annual market on the second weekend of August since 1970. The market brings together around 15.000 to 20.000 visitors and over 200 merchants. The profit from the market is mainly used for supporting various youth activities. The Anianpelto market in Vääksy 8.–9.8.

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The Royal Cycling is held annually in mid-summer and the routes run through the rural setting of the Lahti Region. The Royal series 130 km is a challenging route for hard fit cyclists. The Fitness series 50 km is a high-quality way to spend the day working out for your well-being and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Royal Cycling is held on 13.7. in the Lahti Sports Center.

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Suur-Hollola is a two-day trotting event held in Jokimaa, Lahti which is targeted for the entire family. On Saturday is held the popular whole-family Picnic event, where children are entertained by Pippi Longstocking herself. Sunday offers the best Finnish harness racing. On Sunday are held the Suur-Hollola finals. Suur-Hollola 5.–6.7. at Jokimaa.


Desucon The colourful programme includes at least a flashy cosplay show, sweet meido-style Cafe Ichigo, a sales hall where you might be forced to part with your money, an art alley full of stars on the rise, a throbbing and flashing collection of games both on board and in consoles, karaoke to test your vocal cords and of course our honorary guests from far away Desucon 14.–16.6. at Sibelius Hall.

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receive a medal. Uusi Lahti Run 25.5. at 11.00 in the Sports Center.

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Theatre Vanha Juko in downtown Lahti also offers entertainment in the form of singing evenings, vi­si­ting performers and drama. Hollo and Martta Festival is an international folk dance and music festival organised annually in Hollola and elsewhere at Päijät-Häme. The week-long festival will present a rich selection of national folk dances in addition to a wide variety of European dances. The festival is organized by Hollola Youth Association that is one of the country's leading folklore societies and well-known for exporting the Finnish folk tradition all over the world. Hollo and Martta 26.10.–2.11.

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Kunnon nainen is a women's jogging event arranged in Lahti, which you can attend by jogging, walking, Nordic walking or walking with a stroller. You can choose your route, 6 km or 10 km. Kunnon nainen at Lahti Sports Centre on 23.8.

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The event Tanssiva Lahti offers the audience 500 performers and 18 spectacular and high-level dance, music and song concerts. The folk dance and music group Juveris from Latvia and street dancers from St. Petersburg bring international joy, colour and rhythm to the event. Free entry to all events. Tanssiva Lahti – Dancing Bay 4.-6.7. at Vesijärvi Harbour.

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UNICEF Karting Day During the day organised at Pippo’s FK track, the audience can enjoy the driving performance of the driving school students and participate in a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go to the Schools for Asia programme. Live music and celebrity karting races are also available. Voluntary entry fee for the event will be used for the Schools for Asia programme. The event is organised by UNICEF city of the year Lahti and Lahti’s FK club. UNICEF Karting Day is 1.6.

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Tanssiva Lahti – Dancing Bay

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Summer Up -festival

Concerts and music festivals Lahti, the city of events, on the Vesijärvi beach is a lively city of culture and fairs. In addition to the multi-award-winning, world-renowned Lahti Symphony Orchestra, one can enjoy the high-quality theatre plays, a varied selection of fairs and wonderful art exhibitions. International Symphony Lahti The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has been awarded several international awards, and offers great classical music experiences each year. The orchestra's International Sibelius Festival annually gathers friends of Finland’s national composer at Sibelius Hall.

The concert calendar of the Sibelius Hall offers a great cavalcade of domestic and international stars. The standard programme includes Thursday concerts of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, but pop, rock, light music concerts and children’s concerts can also be found on the list.

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Lastu Rhythm Club, located in Lastu restaurant is a club for rhythm music with jazz-blues-soul steps in different configurations. People sit at the tables, enjoying small snacks and great music in the moody club which has space for 180 people.


Things happen in Lahti Halli The Lahti Halli, located within a walking distance from the centre of Lahti, can turn from an exhibition hall to a centre of high-quality entertainment events or even into a production space for TV studios.

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The Summer Up -festival a two-day annual urban music festival will be held in July for the 11th time. Summer Up gathers up and brings every year to Finland, the most current and popular urban music artists and rising stars as well as the best and most emotional public in Finland! Summer Up -festival 4.– 5.7. at Mukkula beach in Lahti.

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Lahti International Organ Festival showcases organ music together with a symphony/jazz orchestra, played by internationally well-known solo organists. Next summer, the speciality of the already versatile week will be a spectacular Motororgan concert, a combination of a HarleyDavidson motorcycle, the Sibelius Hall Organ and Marzi Nyman's virtuoso electric music. Lahti International Organ Festival 5.–11.8.

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Kanavajazz is an atmospheric afternoon event in Asikkala, at the Vääksy channel. The concert of high-quality will take place in the atmosphere of a picnic. So bring along a summery feeling, your best friends, and a picnic lunch and come to spend an unforgettable day with jazz in Asikkala. Kanavajazz in Vääksy on 5.7. Finnish rock at Finlandia Club The hugely popular rock club of Sibelius Hall is arranged in the old Carpenter’s Hall. Finlandia Club is a stage for all the hottest Finnish rock stars. There is no age limit for the club. The great park concert of summer 2014 at

Tuomas Wäinölä World Tour Orchestra

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Pyhäniemi is breaking boundaries. This symphonic concert will include nostalgic hits by the Eagles, from Hotel California to New Kid in Town; and favourites by Billy Joel, from Piano Man to Uptown Girl. The classic hits will be interpreted for a big orchestra by Lahti Symphonic Orchestra. The concert is held on the 9.8. Lahti’s Jazz Market In September, Lahti’s Jazz Market offer a spectacular selection of top artists, amazing music and delicious food. Lahti Big Band is celebrating their 30th anniversary at the Jazz Market. Lahti Jazz Market 11.–14.9. at Vesijärvi Harbour.

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Lastu Rhythm Club

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Sibelius Festival The musical world is preparing for the year 2015, which will mark the sesquicentenary of Jean Sibelius’s birth. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s fifteenth International Sibelius Festival in September 2014 will lead

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the listener into the jubilee year with some very an old horse stall and a bakery. During the day it rarely heard original versions of the composer’s had lunch tables full of good food and nightly it works. Sibelius Festival 4.– 7.9. Sibelius Hall was full of clients digging the good music of DJs. In addition to young people, the Finland's shaThe Restaurant Möysä welcomes you with diest rock bar attracted seasoned musicians and a roof terrace constructed on top of an old Esso artists. The restaurant's name comes from the gas station's canopy. "Mösse" is new for concert horns hanging from the ceiling. goers but it is especially suitable for a more adult taste as the gig list also includes less known top MILjazz –most swinging picnic for the entire famartists. ily held at the Upseerikerho Park in Hennala. The performers include Rakuunasoittokunta (The DraIn Tallukka one can enjoy good food, relaxing goon Band) with Pave Maijanen as their soloist; treatments and exercise. At the end of the day it is Ilmavoimien Big Band (The Air Force Big Band), the worthwhile checking out the hotel's events calen- singer Marika Tuhkala and the saxophonist Markku dar as Tallukka hosts a comprehensive selection Rinta-Pollari, as well as The Defence Forces’ conof top names in Finnish music. script band Show Band and Inga Söder. Free entry. MILjazz on 6.6. at 18.00. Legendary Restaurant Torvi was founded in 1966 when Luukas Valtari opened a restaurant known for its superb cuisine in the premises of

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Electra Orchestra

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The 15th International

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Further information


Sinfonia Lahti Group Sales Tel. +358(0)3 814 4460 (Monday to Friday 9 am – 4 pm) Group discounts € 3-4 per ticket

SIBELIUS FESTIVAL EXPRESS Helsinki – Sibelius Hall – Helsinki Departure from Helsinki, in front of Kiasma Mannerheimintie – Tilausajopysäkki (Thu, Fri at 5 pm and sat 3 pm) and return from Lahti, approx. 15 minutes after end of the concert. Return trip € 20,50 / Tickets from Lippupalvelu


Lippupalvelu Tel. + 358 (0)600 10 800 (€ 1,96/min+Inl)

Sibelius Hall Ticket Sales Tel. +358(0)600 393949 (€1,53/min+Icl)

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TICKETS € 46,50-18,50 / other concerts € 14,50 € (incl. a handling fee)

* original version **(incl. original movements)

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SAT 6 September at 5 p.m. Sibelius Hall In memoriam * Rakastava * Cassazione * Symphony No. 5 * Okko Kamu, conductor 4 p.m. Pre-concert talk (in Finnish) Jaakko Kuusisto and Tuomas Kinberg discuss Jean Sibelius´s music for violin

SUN 7 September at 11 a.m. Sibelius Hall Sibelius on a Sunday Morning Sonata in A minor, JS 177 Four Pieces, Op. 115 Four Pieces, Op. 78 Five Pieces, Op. 81 Jaakko Kuusisto, violin Heini Kärkkäinen, piano

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FRI 5 September at 7 p.m. Sibelius Hall The Oceanides (Yale version) En Saga * Lemminkäinen Suite ** Okko Kamu, conductor 6 p.m. Pre-concert talk (in English) The Sibelius scholar Andrew Barnett examines the early versions of Sibelius´s works: `Sibelius - Back to Basics´

SAT 6 September at 12.30 p.m. Kalevi Aho Hall Lahti Music Institute, Hämeenkatu 4 Sibelius's Piano Music Six Impromptus, Op. 5 (with Harvard manuscript version of Nos 5 & 6) Kyllikki, Op. 41 (with sketch version of slow movement) "The Trees", Op. 75 (with early versions and ´No. 6´, Syringa) Three Pieces, Op. 96 (with early versions) Valse triste (first piano transcription) Folke Gräsbeck, piano


THU 4 September at 7 p.m. Sibelius Hall Spring Song * Violin Concerto * Symphony No. 3 ** Okko Kamu, conductor Ilya Gringolts, violin

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The musical world is preparing for the year 2015, which will mark the sesquicentenary of Jean Sibelius’s birth. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s fifteenth International Sibelius Festival in September 2014 will lead the listener into the jubilee year with some very rarely heard original versions of the composer’s works.

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Päijät-Häme Village Fair Lahti Passenger Harbour


Cleaning Day Pikku-Vesijärvi Park


Harley-Davidson Day Finnish Motorcycle Museum


Night Cruising Lahti Finnish Motorcycle Museum


Casseli Race -sailing competition Lahti Passenger Harbour


Uusi Lahti Run Starting at the Sports Centre


Lahti Hela -ride-in bike show Lahti Passenger Harbour


Päijänne Run Padasjoki


Hollola Hela Fair Hollola


Nastola-Triathlon 2014 Pajulahti, Nastola

kesäkuu 6.6. 6.–8.6. 14.–15.6.

MILjazz Hennala Desucon -anime event Sibelius Hall National Equestrian Vaulting Competition Takkula

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Päijät-Häme Villages Päijät-Hämeen kylät Elite Championships -track and field event Lahti Sports Centre


Satama soi –musical event Lahti Passenger Harbour

Vääksy Night and Fish Fair Vääksy Canal, Asikkala


Lahti Soccer –junior soccer tournament Several fields


Lahti New Summer Theatre playing "Pieni Lemmenliekki" Messilä


Summer Up -festival Mukkula

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Dancing Lahti Lahti Passenger Harbour


Suur-Hollola -trotting races Jokimaa Trotting Center


Lady Bikers Night Finnish Motorcycle Museum




Rock’n’Roll Festival – several famous bands Art Centre Taarasti, Nastola

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Big Beers, Small Breweries -event Lahti Passenger Harbour

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Vääksy Canal Jazz Vääksy Canal


Mobilist Night Vääksyn kanava

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Lahti Nights -musical event Lahti Busstation


Royal Cycling Lahti Sports Centre


Vääksy Canal Rock Vääksy Canal, Asikkala


Beach volley SM-tour Lahti Passanger Harbour


Päijännepurjehdus -sailing event Padasjoki harbour


Satama Cruising -old vw-cars Lahti Passanger Harbour


Satama soi -musical event Lahti Passenger Harbour

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Messilä Bike Weekend Messilä Finnish Bark Boat Championships Vääksy Canal, Asikkala

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Masto Cup Several fields, Lahti


Lahti International Organ Festival Sibelius Hall and Church of the Cross


Anianpelto Fair Kalmarinranta Beach, Asikkala


Junior World Championships Laune MiniGolf


Historic Rally Lahti Passenger Harbour

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Merida MTB Finlandia -international off-road cycling event Messilä


Heinola Rock Heinola Mölkky World Championships 2014 Kisapuisto Park, Lahti


Lahti Poetrymarathon Lahti Passenger Harbour


Satama Nigts Lahti Passenger Harbour


Kunnon nainen –jogging event for women Starting at Lahti Sports Centre


Sibelius Festival Sibelius Hall


Caravan 2014 Lahti Fair Centre


Russian Ballet Stars Sibelius Hall



International American Car Show Lahti Fair Centre Nordic Fitness Expo Lahti Fair Centre




Lahti Jazz Market Lahti Passenger Harbour



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Lahti Block Party Rautatienkatu

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Get on a bike and check your map Cycling is a good way to increase your fitness level, reduce your carbon footprint, and it is overall a splendid way of becoming acquainted with the city. There are a total of 338 km of biking trails and approximately 1000 bicycle parking spots in Lahti. And if you happen to become tired of Lahti’s scenery, you can reach at least Nastola and Hollola by cycling along the biking trails. Where is it possible to go cycling? Biking trail maps are available at the customer service of the city of Lahti. Lahti’s biking trail network and the biking trails of the Hollola municipal centre can be found on one side of the regional map. On the reverse side, you can see the biking trails from Asikkala to Orimattila and from Hollola to Nastola and Heinola. Get the map: Vesijärvenkatu 11 c

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Bank Gallery of Vesijärvi

Summer of exhibitions, museums and theatres There are dozens of interesting museums in the Lahti region where you can study the history of skiing, television, art, aviation or fishing. Ruins of the Church of St. Lawrence The Church of St. Lawrence in Hämeenkoski was built in the late 15th or early 16th century. The church was used as a place of worship until the 17th century. The Church of St. Lawrence is a rare medieval site in Finland. Its history can only be surveyed by means of further archeological studies.

presenting the life of brothers J.H., Eero and Rudolf Elias Erkko. Ilmari Wall-Hakala's collection of the art of the 1800s and 1900s includes 173 paintings and drawings, 41 sculptures and etched plates. Among other things, the collection includes paintings by Akseli Gallén-Kallela, Albert Edelfelt, Pekka Halonen and Helene Schjärfbäck.

Among other things, the Orimattila Art Museum includes the collections of the Päijännetalo and Leisure Fishing Museum Ilmari and Toini Wall-Hakala Art Foundation, Päijännetalo displays, among other things, the as well as the exhibition "Erkkos from Orimattila" history of fishing starting from the Stone Age to

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the present day, the evolution of Rapala from a fishing hut to a company of worldwide fame, live fishes as well as freshwater and signal crayfishes of Päijänne, and a presentation of the Päijänne Water Tunnel.

Summer restaurant and art exhibition 15.6–27.7. 2014 (Tue–Sun 12-18)

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Ars Auttoinen organises nationally interesting summer exhibitions in a massive stone building in an idyllic rural setting. In addition to the curated exhibition, there will be temporary outdoor exhibitions of graffiti artists, as well as a solo exhibition of the photographer Virpi Miettinen in our new gallery. A cosy café will be open during the exhibition’s opening times. The exhibition will be open to the public 14.6.–10.8.


Pyhäniemi Manor House is one of the most valuable manors in Finnish cultural history. The manor has become known as an art manor. This summer’s visual art exhibition’s Classical Artist is Reidar Särestöniemi. In addition to the classic, the top 17 contemporary Finnish artists

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Tel. +358 50 566 7924 Pihlajamäentie 23, Hämeenkoski

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Lahti’s honoured Poster Biennial has turned into Lahti’s International Poster Tiennial. The Poster Triennial, which is held every third year, highlights the top poster artists in Lahti’s art museum. This year, some of the triennial’s exhibitions are spread out to Lahti’s History Museum as well as the marketplace. The exhibition includes 330 posters from 38 different countries. The exhibition is open 13.6.–28.8.2014.

Come and enjoy Jokela Manor!

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Orimattila Local History Museum The Local History Museum located right in the centre of Orimattila is a farmhouse museum, whose nine different buildings feature objects related to everyday life in the farmhouse in the 1800s and early 1900s.


Immilä water mill The rapids of Immilä were used for milling already in the middle ages and the oldest written information on the rapids dates as far back as 1548. Today Immilä is a museum area and the mill also hosts a café and a handicraft showroom open during the summer.

Soile Yli-Mäyry Art Castle

Erkontie 8, 16300 Orimattila Tel. +358 (0)40 829 3512, +358 (0)3 7778117 Open on Sundays 12 am - 5 pm, other times by appointment,

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have been invited to join the exhibition. Additionally, a collection of artworks from the members of the Lappi art group is displayed. The artist Emma Ainala is the highlight of the art event “Future Star”, PYHÄNIEMI 2014 – art event from 28.6.–8.8. Art conquered the shores of Vesijärvi The spectacular landscape at Vesijärvi has enchanted at least Jean Sibelius, Juhani Aho and the painter Väinö Hämäläinen. Now, art has overtaken Vesijärvi again, but slightly differently this time. 14 independent works of environmental art have been placed on the southern beaches of Vesijärvi, which constitute the Bank Gallery of Vesijärvi. The exhibition can be viewed both when walking along the shores of Vesijärvi and when aboard a cruise liner on the lake.

Finnish Motorcycle Museum

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Pyhäniemi Manor House

Modern art meets history Soile Yli-Mäyry’s Art Castle boasts a selection of paintings by Soile Yli-Mäyry from a period of nearly 30 years. The Art Castle is open on Sundays all year round and for groups based on bookings made in advance.

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External and Internal Spaces Tytti Götsch, Sirpa Lappalainen ja Eija Pii

Lahdentie 65, FI-16300 Orimattila Tel. +358 (0)44 781 3567

Opening hours in the summer of 2014

3.6.– 3.8. Tue–Sun from noon to 6 pm At other times Tue–Fri from noon to 4 pm, Sat from 10 am to 2 pm and Sun from 11 am to 3 pm

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Booking and further information Kesäravintola Myllysaari • tel. +358 409 365 757 •


TICKET €22/€12 (c S under the hildren Group tick age of 15) (at least 20 et €20/person pe leader will ople; the group not be ch anything) arged SUMMER THEATRE AT ITS BEST! What will happen when city dwellers who are stressed and know nothing about wildlife go to the countryside for a weekend? Come and see for yourself: ELÄMYSLOMA at Myllysaari Summer Theatre! ACTORS Minna Kivelä, Petteri Sallinen, Virpi Haatainen, Juhani Rajalin, Olli Paakkanen and Anu Hälvä Sallinen.

Premiere 12 and 13 September 2014 Tickets, tel. 0600 30 5757 (€1.51/min + local call charge) •

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Royal musical comedy In the comedy Pieni Lemmenleikki (A Small Game of Love), the vigorous search for a suitable wife for the crown prince of the young kingdom of Finland has just started. The best bride candidate has already been selected, but as far as she is concerned, a modern woman will not enter an arranged marriage. The prince has his doubts as well. And for whom will the wedding bells be tolling in the end?

Collections of Art Foundation Ilmari and Toini Wall-Hakala: Finnish top artists from the early 19th century to museon the 1950s ilmo Orimattilan Collections of Pentti Papinaho Exhibition Erkkos of Orimattila Summer exhibition from 13 June to 3 August 2014

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An active holiday at Myllysaari This summer, the stage is set for a hilarious comedy performed in the summer theatre built in a cosy boatshed. The protagonist of the play offers active holidays for stressed city people who have been alienated from nature. When two worlds meet, there are plenty of hilarious situations and unbelievable experiences. Active holiday cast: Mina Kivelä and Petteri Sallinen, among others.



Villa Roosa – an old felt slipper factory. Villa Roosa is a summer exhibition destination for modern art at Orimattila. The three storeys of the former factory building display paintings, graphics, photography art, sculptures, installations and textile arts. Kino Käkelä is showing short films, animations and video art in the lodge in the inner courtyard. SUMMER EXHIBITION 2014 is open 28.6.–10.8.


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You can visit the castle to admire this architecturally important house and its spectacular halls, where approximately thirty years of art by YliMäyry has been collected.

34 | GUIDE SUMMER 2014 Museums Lahti Finnish Canoeing Museum Hennala Museums: Museum of Military Medicine Hospital Museum Finnish Military Music Museum Lahti Art Museum Lahti Historical Museum Motorbike Museum Ski Museum Tenderfoot Motorbike Museum nae-ja-koe/museot Asikkala Antti’s Car Museum Asikkala Old Homestead

Päijät-Häme Aeronautical Museum Päijännetalo House and Finnish Freetime Fishing Museum Tupala's House Museum Vääksy Water Mill and Electric Plant Museum Hollola The Museum of Local History and Culture Hämeenkoski Hämeenkoski Old Homestead Museum Kärkölä Huovila Park Kärkölä Old Homestead Museum Nastola Nastola Old Homestead Museum

orimattila Artjärvi Old Homestead Museum Orimattila Old Homestead Museum Orimattilan Bottle Museum Orimattila Art Museum padasjoki Padasjoki Museum Mill Museum Palsa Torittu Village Smith Museum Storeroom Museum

Galleries Lahti Gallery Aila Seppälä Kauppakatu 2 A Simolan Taide ja Kehys Hollolankatu 10 Gallery Keijo Malkki Aleksanterinkatu 33

STARS OF RUSSIAN BALLET In Lahti on 26 and 27 September 2014 at 7:00 pm Sibelius Hall

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Arts and Action Centre Villähteentie 458, Villähde Heritage Estate Kaivola Pitkätie 195 Art Center Taarasti Taarastintie 6 Atelier-Gallery Teemu Kaski Vehkosillantie 100

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Summer theatres LAHTI Laukes – Lahden Uusi Kesäteatteri Pesäkallion kesäteatteri Myllysaaren kesäteatteri

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nastola Atelier Riitta Halkokorventie 27

padasjoki Ars Auttoinen Keinuhongantie 17 Gallery Ars Arrakoski Tevännintie Asrt Café Pikantti Keskustie 16 Art Ala-Savi Savintie 228 Kahden kauppa Nyystöläntie 231

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HÄMEENKOSKI Manor House Jokela Pihlajamäentie 23

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Concerts Gods and Divine Divas, 29 June at 5 pm Bright Windows and Dark Walls,1 July at 6 pm Swing of the Gods, 3 July at 6 pm Listen! Beethoven, 4 July at 5 pm HOTEL CALIFORNIA, 9 August at 8 pm Welcome to the summer of art!

Please phone with your enquiries between 11 am and 5 pm, or send e-mail to Rantatie 708, FI-16730 Hollola, Finland • Tel. +358 (0)3 788 1466 •


PYHÄNIEMI 2014 – Modern art and concerts in a manor milieu Art exhibition From 11 am to 5 pm between 28 June and 8 August, open every day except for Mondays. Classic artist of the summer, Reidar Särestöniemi, plus 17 influential Finnish modern artists – paintings, sculptures, installations and photos. A sales exhibition.

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hollola Atelier Asta Pulkkinen Hollolan kk. Atelier-Gallery Honkalinna Honkalinnankuja 5 Atelier Lauri Tervo Vanha Messiläntie 8 Gallery Timo Jakola Hakamaantie 4, Kukkila Pyhäniemi Manor House

ORIMATTILA Orimattilan teatteri


Asikkala Danielsson-Kalmari Villa Kalmarintie 8 Art Barn Hirvonen Häkäläntie 10 A Jussi's Gallery Sulkumiehentie 6 Jussi's Jewel Gallery Melakuja 3 Art Attic Taidevintti Kanavatie 17

orimattila Art Museum Orimattila Lahdentie 65 Soile Yli-Mäyry's Art Castle Erkontie 8 Villa Roosa Käkelänraitti 4

NASTOLA Nastolan Pisarateatteri www.

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Gallery Nuovo Mariankatu 16 Gallery-Café Oskarin piha Hämeenkatu 17 Gallery oyoy Päijänteenkatu 3 Gallery Pro Puu Satamakatu 2 A Uusi Kipinä Kymintie 1 Ulpukka Vesijärvi harbour Satamakatu 9 Bank Gallery of Vesijärvi Artwork in nature

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Local delicacies The Lahti region is full of wonderful restaurants and local specialties. Päijät-Häme cuisine has always utilised the plentiful bounty of the lakes and forests: pike-perch, lavaret and vendace as well as mushrooms and game. Blueberries, cranberries, chanterelles, producers. Each VellamoMenu restaurant plans porcino mushrooms, cloudberries... The its own special menu based on these ingredinature in autumn is bursting with delicious ber- ents. For more information, www.paijat-hame. ries and mushrooms, which are only waiting to fi/Vellamomenu/. be picked. Anyone is allowed to pick mushrooms and berries, and relish in the yields of the forest. Fresh bread When on holiday, it is nice to try out the local breads. You could try, for examVellamoMenu serves tastes of Päijät-Häme ple, the excellent rye breads of Sinuhe, Villähand seasonal delicacies from local ingredients teen leipä, Pullapojat or Oululainen. The Lahti in six restaurants in Lahti and the surround- bakery specialises in rye bread, and the welling areas. The main ingredients of the menu known Oululainen rye bread, Jälkiuunileipä, was come directly from local farms, fishermen and created in Lahti after the wars.

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leibomo limbbu


Washing the food down Beverages made from the Salpausselkä groundwater by Hartwall are excellent with food. Genuine local beverages are also available at Brewery & Distillery Teerenpeli: beers, ciders and whiskeys in downtown Lahti or the award-winning farm wines of Pihamaa in Kalkkinen, Asikkala.

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Maatila-Liha Meronen Eggs by Pynnönen, bread by Salminen, cheeses from Mäkelän Tilajuustola, smoked products from own smoking oven and self-made sausages. These and other delicacies can be purchased from the Merosen Maatila-Liha farm store.

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french Village Shop The shelves of the French village shop at Vääksy are loaded with French delicacies, which are not available in ordinary shops. Here you can find various truffle products, an unfathomable amount of goose liver and pâtés. At the café, you can try freshly baked apple tarts.

Rautatienkatu 7, 15100 Lahti Puh. 010 279 2930


Leibomo Limbbu bakes bread with love from locally sourced flour. The ingredients are selected with great care, and the dough will tell the baker when it is ready for baking. The end result is delicious and uncomplicated bread made in the traditional way. This bread is available at least from the Lahti Kauppahalli and TryffDeli.

Charming restaurant and Finnish gastronomy

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excellent flour from Vääksyn Mylly Vääksyn Mylly manufactures 69 products. In addition to the mill’s own products, the mill shop sells genuine Finnish rye bread from the best manufacturers.

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Vineyard Pihamaa You can taste berry wines made from the farm’s own berries at Vineyard Pihamaa. The farm cultivates all sorts of plants, such as strawberry, raspberry and currants. The fields also provide pea, potato, corn, lettuce, cabbage and cucumber. You can buy all of these produce and other local delicacies at the vineyard.

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Cafe Kariranta Passenger Harbour, Satamakatu 9 Tel. +358 (0)3 751 1763 Open daily in summer 9 am–8pm in winter 9 am–6pm

CAFÉ KARIRANTA scents of home-baked pastries One of the cosiest cafés in Lahti, Café Kariranta is located in the beautifully restored old train station building at the Vesijärvi Passenger Harbour. The romantic decor and nostalgic pastries on sale will guarantee a pleasant break. The café can seat fifty people in several rooms. Café Kariranta’s active hostesses offer fresh

Enjoy your coffee on the sunny terrace!

sweet and savoury pastries baked onsite. There are also plenty of alternatives for people with allergies. Café Kariranta’s famous cinnamon buns are guaranteed to be the largest in Lahti! Special coffees and a good selection of teas complement the product selection. The café’s cabinet houses a monthly changing art exhibition.

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Restaurant Casseli Borupinraitti 4 Tel. +358 (0)104 225 950

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Restaurant Piano Open from first of May depending on the weather, is available on order in the wintertime.


where you can enjoy the delicious food, the summer day and a clear view of Lake Vesijärvi. The dishes are a combination of global cuisine and Finnish food culture. The wine list changes with the seasonal menus to complement the culinary delight. Casseli received the right to use the Chaine des Rotisseurs sign in autumn 2006. The restaurant is at its best in the evenings before or after a concert, for business luncheons, for having lunch with your friends, or as a party and meeting restaurant for businesses.


Located next to the Sibelius Hall on the shore of Lake Vesijärvi, Casseli is a top-class dining restaurant full of feeling. The restaurant right next to Sibelius Hall has been built at the site where the old Lahti Glass Factory used to operate. The magnificent building dates back to 1999 but it has the same design characteristics as the Glass Factory of the 1920s. Casseli serves a delicious buffet lunch and an á la carte lunch on weekdays. You can also choose your dish from the á la carte menu. The restaurant terrace is at a sheltered location

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Restaurant on the lakeshore


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A village summer A journey of discovery to a Häme village is an experience of true summer. In Päijänne-Tavastia, there are nearly one hundred unique villages and summer experiences. In the larger villages, there are events ranging from a steamboat regatta to a bark-boat race; and even in the smaller villages, there is a tradition of having the village summer day: berries, fresh potatoes, farm cheese – plenty of music, dancing and exhibitions. In several villages, there are village walks; and in nearly every village, there is something interesting to discover at the end of an unmapped journey or drive. Päijänne-Tavastia villages organise their mutual open doors’ day on 14.6., with its theme of country living and local food.

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Kanavan Kunkku

Time for coffee The Lahti region's café culture has become more lively lately due to several new cafés. People go to cafés to spend time, meet friends and enjoy the delicacies of local bakeries. There is an extensive selection of modern and traditional cafés in Lahti region. Vääksy in the summertime is full of wonderful cafes. Summer Cafe Kanavan Helmi at Vääksy Canal is a true meeting place for gourmets. The cafe’s baristas will make you a delicious coffee while boat cross the canal.

At Museum Cafe Lilly & Hugo, you can enjoy coffee and culture. The cafe is on the grounds of Urajärvi Manor. It was named by the last owner-inhabitants of the manor, Lilly and Hugo von Heideman. And these are only some of the interesting cafes in Vääksy!

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TryffDeli You can find wild truffle and mushroom treats from Lahti at the Deli-Café TryffDeli in Lahti. While smelling and tasting truffle products, it’s a good idea to also have a cup of coffee or some lunch soup.

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The Patisserie-Café Laurell treats its customers to delicious savoury and sweet pastries. Laurell also offers salads, sandwiches and lovely patisserie products. A lunch soup is available on weekdays.

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Café-Restaurant Piano Pavilion The stunningly beautiful café manufactured from wood and glass is partially on top of the lake at the Lahti Passenger Harbour. Piano Pavilion’s doors are open daily during the summer, starting on 1.5.

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Kehräämö Kahvila is situated in the 100-years-old Kehräämö, in the centre of Orimattila. In addition to baked goods and traditional café products, one can also have lunch in the café. A tasty home lunch is served every workday on the buffet table. The café bakes fresh buns and doughnuts every morning.


A cup of coffee at the harbour There is a café full of feeling and history in the old harbor master’s building in the Lahti Passenger Harbour. There is always freshly baked pastries and fresh coffee. Many people decide to visit the café on their Sunday walks because of the city’s largest cinnamon buns. Fresh pies, cakes and other home-made pastries also lure passers-by into the café.


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Kaapinlähteen Kievari is an excellent place to have a cup of coffee or a great dinner. The inn is decorated with old rustic furniture and items. A wonderful natural stone fireplace offers a unique feeling. In addition to a log main building, the yard includes a sauna, a chimneyless sauna and a couple of outbuildings.

44 | GuidE summEr 2014 CAfÉS LAHTi Arnold's cafe Shopping center Trio Café Sinuhe Café Charlotta Café Kariranta Café Laurell Lahti Café MeaManna Café Oskarin Piha Hämeenkatu 17 Café Piano Paviljonki Café Picnic Café Vaarin Kahvila Kauppahalli, Torikatu 3 Café Walimo Ciao! Caffe Presso Sokos

HäMeenKOSKi Koskikartano Café-restaurant Tampereentie 636

robert´s Coffee Sinuhe Bakery Café Tryffdeli ASiKKALA Grilli-Kahvio elvi´s Asikkalantie 1, Vääksy Hotel Tallukka, cafe Kanavan Kotileipomo Majakkapaviljonki ranskalainen kyläkauppa Vanha Kevari HOLLOLA Café and Patisserie Pulla-Pojat Café Anita Kauppakatu 6 Pioni ja piironki

GREEK A`LA CARTE RESTAURANT WELCOME! KALOSIRTHATE! Aleksanterinkatu 1, Lahti Теl. +358 (0)50 5500 707 |

KärKöLä Huovilan puisto Café Museontie Café Tähkä/Kärkölän Juhlapalvelu nASTOLA Bakery-Café ruisranne Maitotie 4 Café and Patisserie Kahvitar Heliopolis Café Rakokiventie 10 immilä Mill Cafe Lunch Café Sokuri Ullankankaantie 1 Villähteen Leipä OriMATTiLA Café Misako Hevostie 1 Café-kiosk Sarin nurkka Tönnönkoskentie 2


BEST STEAKS IN TOWN Vapaudenkatu 22 / Trio Hansa Lahti Tel. (03) 7341 724 Open: Mon-Thu 10.30-21.00, Fri-Sat 10.30-23.00, Sun 12.00-18.00 230 seats, fully licenced WELCOME! w w w. m a n h a t t a n s t e a k h o u s e . f i

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Tel. +358 (0)3 718 8666 Cronin’s Café & Guesthouse Kausantie 4, 18600 Myllyoja/Heinola (E4 highway exit number 22/23)


The Cronin family’s idyllic guesthouse in Heinola has 6 homely guestrooms, with all modern comforts, yet reasonably priced. The summer restaurant is famous for its authentic Irish dishes and European cuisine. Relaxing on the summer terrace and watching a beautiful sun set over the lake you’ll wish to stay for a bit longer – so just book a room and let Cronin family be your hosts for a couple of days.

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Kauppakatu 16 (Anttila House) Tel. +358 (0)3 733 0313 Open Mon-Fri 8 am– 7 pm, Sat 9 am –5 pm

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LAHTi Amarillo Bombe Curry House Casseli

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Manhattan Steak House MyCurry restaurant Lauantai restaurant Lokki restaurant Martina restaurant Möysä restaurant Pulcinella restaurant Taivaanranta


PAdASJOKi Café-restaurant Laituri Café-restaurant Laakeri Café-restaurant Modetti

el Toro Great Wall Aleksanterinkatu 1 Hua du Rautatienkatu 11 Huviretki/Hotelli Cumulus Jonel Thai Kirti Maya Kiveriön kievari Kiveriönkatu 34 Little italy

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Café and Patisserie Marenki erkontie 13 Kehräämö Café Pakaantie 1 Kuumakuppi Kärrytie 4 Leipurinkulma erkontie 12 Set Café erkontie 2


Restaurant Voitto A scenic restaurant seating 120 customers Cafe Voitto and an outdoor terrace in the summertime • Extensive catering services for everyday life or parties • •

Lahti Sports Centre, FI-15810 Lahti •

46 | GUIDE SUMMER 2014 Restaurant Voitto Restaurant Ylämummo Restaurant Momento Rosso Roux Santa Fé Spaghetteria Mamma Maria Torero Rautatienkatu 15 Trattoria Seurahuone Viking restaurant Harald Wanha Walimo Restaurant Ylämummo

Asikkala Kanavan Kunkku Hotelli Tallukka Majakkapaviljonki Hollola Messilä Manor Restaurant Kunnantupa Soramäen Pirtti Hämeenkoski Jokela Manor kärkölä Tammenportti Perinnepalvi

Viking restaurant Harald The Viking milieu at Harald takes you and your friends to the age of the Vikings, where food and drink are the centrepiece of the feast. Gastronomes are welcome to be served at our tables – by the boatload, if necessary! We offer all kinds of treats, from small delicacies to deserts - experiences available for the seeker of quick thrills or a larger feast for the seasoned hunter. Our menu caters to the friends of game, fish and vegetarian dishes. One of our specialties is a dish server partly from a sword or shield, in accordance with the Viking spirit. In addition, you can fill your goblet with aromatic wines and exotic beers. Viikinkiravintola Harald Vesijärvenkatu 24, 15140 Lahti Tel. +358 (0)44 766 8400 Open daily. Check out our opening hours from

Suivala Pitokartano Nastola Pajulahti Restaurant Ailin Mestarintie 1 Restaurant Turkinpippuri Pekkalantie 20 Orimattila Lakitupa Orionaukio 2 A Orimattila Wanha Mestari Restaurant Jukkis Fork Oy Käkeläntie 9 Restaurant Tehdas Pakaantie 1

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Accommodation plus meeting and recreation venue in the Valolinna area!


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Hotel Valo Tel. +358 44 700 8820

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The modern hotel with a vintage twist offers its customers comprehensive services in a naturally beautiful ridge scenery.

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RantaCasino is a famous Gastropub & á la carte restaurant at the picturesque harbour of Heinola. With its big sunny terrace at the riverbank it is the Number 1 spot to enjoy a nice dinner or a cold drink with friends and watch boats passing by. Casino’s kitchen offers delicacies to everyone’s taste: classic homemade burgers & salads, delicious steaks, fresh fish dishes, great ice cream portions etc. Special dinner menus also available. Best selection of tap & bottled beers in town. Live music nights most summer weekends.


Lahti Restaurant Ship Kaunis Veera Vesijärvi Passenger Harbour Tel. +358 (0)3 751 2245, +358 (0)400 982 387 M/S Vellamo and S/S Laitiala Vesijärvi Passenger Harbour Tel. +358 (0)3 752 2225 Ship Restaurant Teerenranta Vesijärvi Passenger Harbour Tel. +358 (0)42 492 5270

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Passenger harbour The port of Lahti is called the living-room of the inhabitants of Lahti. It is the focal point of numerous summer and winter events. In summer, the shores of Vesijärvi Lake are taken over by the Bank Gallery of Vesijärvi exhibition coordinated by the Pro Puu Association. In May, it will transform into a huge sailing event. In the harbour, you can eat, drink, have fun, sing, dance and be happy – enjoy the Finnish summer. Restaurant Casseli is high-class dining restaurant right next to the Sibelius Hall. The restaurant offers a great view of Lake Vesijärvi. The menu and matching wine list are renewed three times per year.

harbour cafés are open all year around.

The surroundings of the Lahti Passenger Harbour is a Mecca for wood architecture enthusiasts; a place that you simply must visit. A complete wood architecture park is being constructed close The old storehouse buildings at the Passen- to the Sibelius Hall. The latest site is Culture Café ger Harbour house several nice cafés. You can Piano Pavillion right at the shoreline. The harbour try the home-baked tasty delicacies of Café area also includes two other sites of themed park; Kariranta in the old train station building. a lighted bus stop designed by Japanese Kengo Café Kariranta´s famous cinnamon buns Kuma and a wooden spiral designed by Australare quaranteed to be the largest in Lahti. The ian Richard Leplastier.

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Sibelius Hall The flagship of modern Finnish wood construction, Congress and Concert Centre Sibelius Hall sparkles right next to Lake Vesijärvi. The heart of the house, the tall Forest Hall, combines the large music hall building to the Carpentry Factory dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. The renovated lakeside hall houses a pleasant restaurant. You can study the architecture of Sibelius Hall on guided house tours available on order.

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The Water Organ is a musical fountain built by energy company Lahti Energia in 1997 next to pond Pikku-Vesijärvi close to the Passenger Harbour. Water, lights and music are combined into a delightful symphony that is at its best during the dark evenings of the autumn and winter. Shows are also available on order.


The Lanu Sculpture Park of artist and professor Olavi Lanu is located within a walking distance from the Passenger Harbour in the Kariniemi Park. Twelve human figures manufactured from reinforced concrete have been placed in the wonderful lakeside nature. The park and the statues are absolutely worth seeing.

Midsummer in Passenger Harbour

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ProPuu Association of Lahti was established in 1997. It is a guild and meeting place for cabinet makers, designers and other wood sector professionals. ProPuu is located in Tikkula, a former matchstick factory at the Lahti Passenger Harbour. The wonderful building houses the association’s gallery, store, offices, designers’ workspaces and a carpenter’s shop.

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Piano Pavilion The flagship of the wood architecture park, Café-Restaurant Piano Pavilion was designed by architect Gert Wingårdh and opened in 2008. The stunningly beautiful café manufactured from wood and glass is partially on top of the lake at the Lahti Passenger Harbour. Piano Pavilion’s doors are open daily during the summer, starting on 1.5.

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Harbour services Lahti Vesijärvi Passenger guest boat berths, piers for scheduled service ships/charter ships, restaurants, cafés.

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Niemi guest boat berths, a fuel outlet, a restaurant, a household and hazardous waste management point, vacuum devices for portable toilets, an ice dispenser, electricity outlets, water, showers, lavatories and two boat ramps. A swimming Teivaa guest boat berths, caravan places, a res- beach for dogs. taurant, vacuum devices for portable toilets, a household waste management point, electric- Asikkala ity outlets, water, showers, lavatories, a wash- Kanavalahti guest boat berths, a fuel outlet, ing machine, a boat ramp, boating equipment a restaurant, a store, a household and hazardand a swimming beach for dogs. ous waste management point, vacuum devices for portable toilets, electricity outlets, drinking

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water, showers, lavatories, a washing machine, a barbecue hut and boating equipment. Hollola Kirkkolahti guest boat berths, lavatories and a beach. A restaurant, a store, and a kiosk.

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Messilä guest boat berths, accommodation, a camping area, a restaurant, a store, a household and hazardous waste management point, vacuum devices for portable toilets, an electricity outlet, drinking water, showers, lavatories, a washing machine, a barbecue hut, a boat ramp.


CANOEING Joutjärven Canoeing Center Tel. +358 (0)40 412 0374 Lassen retket Tel. +358 (0)50 049 9599 Padasjoen Latu ry Tel. +358 (0)50 084 2606, Vesisamoilijat ry Tel. +358 (0)40 412 0374


FISHING SERVICES EnsKala - place to fish for kids Tel. +358 (0)3 888 6680 Etelä-Päijänteen Fishing Permits Majakkapaviljonki Tel. +358 (0)3 766 2008 Etelä-Päijänteen Fishing Services Tel. +358 (0)44 030 3837 Fish Sale Eero Koivula Tel. +358 (0)400 797 102 Lohimesta Oy Tel. +358 (0)3 784 1323 Mikontori Tel. +358 (0)40 084 4275 Piilostenniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 084 6426

Ritaniemen raputila Tel. +358 (0)40 035 3588 Ruuhijärven riistapiha Tel. +358 (0)3 781 1520 Taivasalla Oy Tel. +358 (0)44 071 1711 Tainionvirran koskikalastus Tel. +358 (0)3 716 1268 Troutdoor eräpaja Tel. +358 (0)3 766 0641 Uskilan kalastuskunta Tel. +358 (0)40 012 4051 Haukikoira Tel. +358 (0)50 62811


charter transport Padasjoen Venepalvelut Oy Tel. +358 (0)40 825 9644 M/S Jalkkari Tel. +358 (0)40 037 3289

M/S Marleen Tel. +358 (0)50 526 5911 M/S Salome, tilausliikenne Tel. +358 (0)40 040 7040 Tapio Sillfors, Boat Rental Tel. +358 (0)50 440 7660 Royal Line Oy Tel. +358 (0)50 388 8032

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CRUISES & RENTAL BOATS J-Team´s Line Tel. +358 (0)44 075 3000 Lahden Järvimatkailu Tel. +358 (0)3 752 2225, Lassen Retket Tel. +358 (0)50 049 9599 Padasjoen Laiva Oy Tel. +358 (0)40 035 1959 Päijänne Risteilyt Hilden Oy Tel. +358 (0)14 263 447 Päijänteen Venepalvelut Tel. +358 (0)40 734 9210 Super Safari Oy Tel. +358 (0)40 506 1284 M/S Ruotsalainen, Vääksy Tel. +358 (0)3 766 1929 M/S Suvityttö, Lahti Tel. +358 (0)46 846 3020 M/S Happy Days, Lahti Tel. +358 (0)500 429 454

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Padasjoki Padasjoki Laivaranta Café-Restaurant, guest boat berths, seasonal boat berths, electric outlets, an information desk, a household waste management point, vacuum devices for portable toilets, drinking water, a restaurant, lavatories, showers, a washing machine, a fuel outlet.

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Lapakisto’s route map:


Lapakisto, Kelvenne National Park, Pulkkilanharju Nature Park, swimming beaches... These are just a few examples of all the spectacular recreation locations in the area. For example, the Lapakisto Nature Reserve, which is situated in Lapakisto, spans an area of almost 230 hectares, of which approximately 18 hectares are a water catchment area. There are numerous varied trails in different lengths, marked on the trees with their own colour codes. The 4.4 km nature and hill trail situated at Pulkkilanharju in the Päijänne National Park, on the other hand, is suitable for hiking or Nordic walking. The route’s starting and return point is the parking lot of Karisalmi Bridge.

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Nature and recreation

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Beach Mytäjäinen

Activities for children Hop on! In Lahti, you can conveniently move from one trip destination to another on the Puksu city train. The Puksu stops in Vesijärvi harbour, Domestic Animal Yard, family park and by the lower market. Puksu runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, depending on the weather. Lahti outdoor swimming pool During the summer season the trench of the Suurmäki ski jumping hill is turned into a swimming pool. The outdoor swimming pool is open from June until August Mon–Thu from 6:30–20, Fri from 10–20

and Sat–Sun from 10–17. Tel. +358 (0)3 816 8241 Swimming beaches There are several nice beaches in the Lahti area, where you can have a dip. Child-friendly beaches in Lahti include the Mukkula, Joutjärvi and Herrasmanni beaches. In Vääksy, you can have a swim at the Kalmarinranta beach. Yli-Marola 4h Domestic Animal Yard located at 47 Neljänkaivonkatu is a home for goats, cocks, hens, rabbits and sheep in an authentic countryside environment. The yard is open on Mon, Tue,

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Desucon The colourful programme includes at least a flashy cosplay show, sweet meidostyle Cafe Ichigo, a sales hall where you might be forced to part with your money, an art alley full of stars on the rise, a throbbing and flashing collection of games both on board and in consoles, karaoke to test your vocal cords and of course our honorary guests from far away. Desucon 6.–8.6. at Sibelius Hall.

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Skating and wakeboarding Skating schools will be arranged at the Laune Skate Park in Lahti this summer. At Lake Vesijärvi, you can learn wakeboarding either with a boat or a water scooter.

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In the YogaRocks premises in Lahti, you can put your skills and strength to the test in wall climbing. YogaRocks offers tracks with different levels for both beginners and more skilled climbers. Climbers do not use ropes, as safety is secured with thick crash pads. Wall climbing is suitable for both big and small climbers. If unfamiliar with the sport, an instructor will be available to assist.

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Horse riding The Lahti area also has beautiful landscapes for horse riding. There are several stables in the region that offer riding lessons all year round. In addition to traditional riding, in the Lahti area you can also enjoy riding treks on Icelandic horses.


Orimattila Domestic Animal Park In the domestic animal park, you can become familiar with various cute domestic animals, such as reindeer, wild boars, goats and ponies. In the park, you can also enjoy horse-cab rides or view the scenery while riding a Shetland pony. Open on 11.5.–10.8. every day from 11–19.

Orimattila Domestic Animal Park

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Thu and Fri from 10–17, and on Sat from 11–15. The yard is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Domestic Animal Yard is open from 25.5.–18.8. Entrance is free of charge.

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Laune central park Laune Central Park you can do different kinds of sports, enjoy the beautiful nature or have a picnic lunch at a barbecue hut. Children will enjoy the Laune Family Park, which includes a water park, a game area and a traffic town.

In addition to the Family Park, the central park area includes a bowling alley, a roller skating track, a Frisbee golf area, a dog park, a training ice rink, a circus field, a miniature golf field and a skating park of 1,500 square metres.

and a fortress. In the wintertime, there are frozen slides and an ice-skating rink in the Family Park. There is easy access to skiing tracks from the park. 100,000 people visit the Family Park every year. Entrance free of charge.

The Family Park at Kaarikatu 26 is a place for the entire family, with experiences both outdoors and indoors. The park includes slides, climbing equipment, a traffic town, cottages for hobbies

Skating and rollerblading The Laune Skating Park was designed by professional skater Tom Stankevitz, who has also had international fame. The versatile staircases, ramps and slides of the

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park have been praised by local skaters. There is a 230-metre roller skating track going around the Skating Park. The track meets all international requirements.


Lahti Bowling Alley at the edge of the Laune Central Park offers a new arena for all types of bowling, from children’s birthday parties to glow bowling evenings and company bowling excursions to international bowling tournaments.

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Travel Farm Tulimäki Water Organ, the musical fountain YogaRocks Yli-Marola 4H Domestic Animal Yard Museum of Finnish Recreational Fishing EnsKala fishing location for children and youth Children´s Traffic Park


HopLop Adventurepark Kaivola Traditional Farm Lahti Parkour Academy Laune Family Park Manna Ry. Messilä Mini Golf Centre Laune Mukkulan Travelling Centre

Observatory Ursa Outdoor Swimming Pool Orimattila Domestic Animal Park Pajulahti Sports Institute Pony Stable Ponitaivas Ski Museum Stable Tortola and Domestic Animal Park Suurmäki sightseeing platform

Launeenkatu 5, 15100 Lahti tel. 0440 420 300


sites for families

Lahden keilahalli Lahti Bowl

family attractions

Mini Golf Centre Laune The Unparalleled Laune Mini Golf Center is one of Europe's largest mini golf centers. A hectare size area has four different types of mini-golf courses. One of the fields is a putting green, which is a real golf course in miniature. For families with children the fun track is the easier one.

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Parkour in a park Lahti has invested in parkour by constructing a parkour park to Laune. The park contains climbing frames and various obstacles that can be used for practicing. Parkour is a manoeuvring discipline, originating from the suburbs of Paris, which is becoming more and more popular amongst the youth. The purpose is to move by climbing, jumping and leaping through the environment by using walls, rails, and other supporting structures.

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Boutique MariMari

Shopping The Lahti region are a true paradise for shoppers offering tailor-made suits, Italian style, American classics and original collections by Finnish designers. There are plenty of stores to choose from both in Lahti and in the surrounding municipalities for those interested in interior decoration. Factory outlet centre You can do affordable shopping in several factory outlets in the Lahti region. Fashion is available at the Naisten Pukutehdas, and children’s wear is on sale at Zalekua in Hollola, fashion outlet Megamyynti Arena in Orimattila and Luhta in Lahti and Nastola. If you like candles, you should stop by at the factory outlet of Maria Drockila in Orimattila or the Finnmari store in Hollola. You can get a pair of new shoes from the Montra outlet, Kenkä Shoes Outelt and Tepsut in Hollola.

Malls and shopping streets Mall Trio in downtown Lahti includes more than a hundred speciality stores, and other downtown stores are within a walking distance from the mall. A whole new mall, Valo, was opened in early 2011. It includes many interesting stores as well. The newest commercial centre of Lahti, Karisma offers a balanced combination of clothing, sports, specialty shops and services, bringing to the same context the daily selection of a large hypermarket.

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Furnishing treasures There are several interior decoration stores in the Lahti region that are worth visiting, such as the legendary Lauran kauppa in Vääksy and Toivo & Vallu in Auttoinen, Padasjoki. Hollola offers the charming Pian Makasiini – all full of surprises.

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Tax Free Citizens from outside of the EU are entitled to Tax-free shopping in Finland in the condition that the purchases are made in a Tax-Free eligible store and the sum of purchases is at least 40 Euros. When the traveller leaves the EU area, he/she will receive the product’s purchase tax, which is, depending on the product, 16 percent at the most. Read more at

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Wanha Vääksy The old downtown area of Vääksy is a place worth visiting. If you like ceramics, you should go to the shops at the Green House (Vihreä talo) or Agnin Roma. Accessories and jewellery is available at Takala Design. Vääksyn Mylly sells top-quality flour. Lovely interior decoration items are available at Zoom Design and Antiikki Kanava. Lauran kauppa includes a little bit of everything: antiques, plants, ornaments and ironware, to mention some.

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Charm of small boutiques There is a cluster of small fashion boutiques in downtown Lahti. The downtown boutiques offer everything from global top brands to tailor-made suits. Most of the boutiques sell clothes and also matching shoes, bags and accessories. They are well worth a visit!


did you know? If you feel like eating some organic meat, need some organic flour, or want smoked fish, heavenly cheeses, a cup of coffee or a tasty lunch, you should head to Lahti Market Hall. Located right next to the Lahti Market Square, the Market Hall houses several grocery sellers, small cafes and small restaurants.

Vapaudenkatu 8, Lahti Tel. +358 (0)3 589 8580 Mon-Fri 11am–5.30pm Sat 10am–2pm

60 | GuidE summEr 2014 BeAuTy CLiniCS Proilme Tel. +358 (0)40 591 1252 Pakaantie 1, Orimattila CAr renTALS Avis Autovuokraamo LAHTi Tel. +358 (0)3 752 4130 Scandia rent Tel. +358 (0)3 782 7017 Mannerheiminkatu 13, Lahti Open 24/7 CAr SerViCe Kiveriön Auto-osa Tel. +358 (0)3 733 5440 Hirsimetsäntie 7 Open Mon-Fri 8–17, Sat 9–13 fASHiOn by Marja Tel. +358 (0)3 589 8580 Vapaudenkatu 8, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 11–17.30, Sat 10–14

Kekäle Tel. +358 (0)20 7010 314 Shopping center Trio, 2nd floor Open Mon–Fri 10–20, Sat 9–18 Kontti Boutique Tel. +358 (0)40 1390 729 Ajokatu 65, Lahti Open Mon–Fri 9 –18, Sat 9-15 Kimi Tel. +358 (0)3 734 0437 Rautatienkatu 18, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 10.30–18, Sat 10.30–14 Liivi Montin Tel. +358 (0)3 782 2834 Vapaudenkatu 2, Lahti MariMari Tel. +358 (0)50 563 5558 Rautatienkatu 18, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 10–18, Sat 10–15 Unique ladies fashion and accessories Promise Shop Tel. +358 (0)40 589 8551 Rautatienkatu 20, Lahti Open Mon–Fri 10–17.30, Sat 10–14


Small interior decoration elements, gifts and presents

Petit St.louis Rautatienkatu 18, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 11-18, Sat 11-15 Puoti Rautatienkatu 13, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 11-18, Sat 10-15 Studio25 Tel. +358 (0)50 555 4633 Shoppinc centre Trio, Lahti Open Mon–Fri 10–20, Sat 9–18, Sun 12–18 Top dei fashion Tel. +358 (0)3 781 1177 Rautatienkatu 11 Open Mon–Fri 11–18, Sat 11–15 Vero Moda Puh. +358 (0)44 790 2203 Aleksanterinkatu 24, Lahti Open Mon–Fri 10 –19, Sat 10 –18 Voglia Tel. +358 (0)40 450 8892 Rautatienkatu 18, Lahti Open Mon–Fri 10–17.30, Sat 10–14

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TANGO FASHION • Tel. +358 400 730 740 • Open Mon–Fri from 10 am to 7 pm, Sat from 10 am to 4 pm, Sun from noon to 6 pm Höylääjäntie 2, FI-18200 Heinola HEINOLA P

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Tel. +358 40 562 8580

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inTeriOr deCOrATiOn STOreS Pioni ja piironki Tel. +358 (0)400 279 250 Soramäentie 1, Hollola Open Tue-Fri 11-18 Sat 10-16, Sun 12-16 Suvimarja Tel. +358 (0)40 562 8580 Keinuhongantie 54, Padasjoki Open Thu-Fri 13-18, Sat 10-15, Sun 12-16

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fOOd STOreS Punnitse & Säästä Tel. +358 (0)45 232 1612 Shopping Centre Trio, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 10–20 Sat 9–18, Sun 12–16 Punnitse & Säästä Tel. +358 (0)45 155 8762 Hämeenkatu 20, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 10–20, Sat 10–18

800 m2 candle and interior decoration store in Lahti

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fLeA MArKeT Cetori Tel. +358 (0) 7879 200 Saimaankatu 54, Lahti

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62 | GUIDE SUMMER 2014 Tango Fashion Tel. +358 (0)400 730 740 Höylääjäntie 2, Heinola Open Mon-Fri 10–19 Sat 10–16, Sun 12–18 LEISURE Bowling alley Tel. +358 (0)440 420 300 Launeenkatu 5, Lahti For opening hours and reservations, please see online Restaurant RantaCasino Tel. +358 (0)40 1921027 Maaherrankatu 2, Heinola Lahti City Theatre Tel. +358 (0)3 752 5000 Kirkkokatu 14, Lahti Lahti Fair Centre Tel. +358 (0)3 525 820 Salpausselänkatu 7, Lahti

Shopping centres Shopping Centre Karisma Tel. +358 (0)50 3782 960 Kauppiaankatu 2, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 8–21, Sat 8–18, Sun 12–18 Shopping Centre Syke Kauppakatu 18, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 7–21 Sat 7–18, Sun 12–18 Shopping Centre Trio Aleksanterinkatu 18, Lahti Open Mon-Fri 10–20, Sat 9 –18, Sun 12 –18 Store opening hours may differ from the times stated Shopping Centre Valo Saksalankatu 4-6, Lahti Open Mon-Sun 10–20 Store opening hours may differ from the times stated

Sinfonia Lahti Tel. +358 (0)600 393949 (1,53 € / call + local call charge, available only in Finland) Ankkurikatu 7, Lahti www. OUTLETS Finnmari Tel. +358 (0)3 873 1120 Kynttilätie 2, Hollola Luhta Outlet Shopping Centre Syke Saksalankatu 6, Lahti Tiilimäenkatu 9, Lahti Lankatie 6, Nastola PHOTOGRAPHER´S STUDIOS Foto Riihelä Tel. +358 (0)44 724 9841 Rautatienkatu 21 Aleksanterinkatu 12 REAL ESTATE SERVICES OP-Kiinteistökeskus Tel. +358 (0)10 256 7700 Shopping Centre Trio, Lahti

Welcome to Mall Syke, where shopping is easy! Everything you need for everyday life and parties: • Beauty and fashion, delicacies, health and wellbeing, interior decoration, sports, etc. • Free parking for 4 hours with a parking disc indoors • Located in downtown Lahti

2-väri logo

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Kauppakatu 18, 15140 Lahti,

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Hirsimetsäntie 7 • 15200 Lahti Tеl. (03) 733 5440 •


Cameras, camera accessories, digital cameras, films, passport photos, developing photos: photos in an hour service. ALEKSANTERINKATU 12 tel. +358 (0)44 7249741


RAUTATIENKATU 21 tel. +358 (0)44 7249841


Pioni ja Piironki Oy · Soramäentie 1, FI-15880 HOLLOLA Tel. +358 400 279 250 · Open Tue–Fri from 11 am to 6 pm, Sat from 10 am to 4 pm, Sun from noon to 4 pm Closed on Mondays, except in July when we are open every day. Closed in February and October. Wheelchair access also possible!

Comprehensive photo studio services ranging from photo shoots to photography accessories.


A charming interior decoration/gardening store and gift shop plus a café with self-made delicacies and the farm’s own flours.

Saimaankatu 54, 15140 Lahti••

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AVOINNA Mon-Fri 10am–6pm Sat 10am–3pm Sun 11am–3pm

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t, hint! Come and make discoveries. We have a full house of dishes, furniture, clothes and footwea r! Recycling is the green way.

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Open Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm Sat 9 am – 1 pm


Car service

Lahti, Mannerheimink. 13 tel. +358 3 7827017 (24/7)

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TORNI, Tiilimäenkatu 9, Lahti • Open Mon–Fri from 10 am-7 pm, Sat from 9 am-5 pm, Sun from noon to 4 pm LAUNE, Saksalankatu 6, Lahti (ground floor of Valo Shopping Centre) • Open Mon–Fri from 10 am - 7 pm, Sat from 9 am-5 pm, Sun from noon to 4 pm NASTOLA, Lankatie 2, Nastola • Open Mon–Fri from 9:30 am-5 pm, Sat from 9 am-2 pm ITIS, Turunlinnantie 9, Helsinki • Open Mon–Fri from 9 am-9 pm, Sat from 9 am-6 pm, Sun from noon to 6 pm PORTTIPUISTO, Porttisuontie 4, Espoo • Open Mon–Fri from 10 am-8 pm, Sat from 10 am-6 pm, Sun from noon to 4 pm IDEAPARK, Ideaparkinkatu 4, 37570 Lempäälä • Open Mon-Fri from 10 am-8 pm, Sat from 10 am-6 pm, Sun from noon to 6 pm (starting on 19 April)



BEST STEAKS IN TOWN Vapaudenkatu 22 / Trio Hansa Lahti Tel. (03) 7341 724 Open: Mon-Thu 10.30-21.00, Fri-Sat 10.30-23.00, Sun 12.00-18.00 230 seats, fully licenced WELCOME! w w w. m a n h a t t a n s t e a k h o u s e . f i

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Good care quickly and easily - without appointment seven days a week. Shopping Mall Trio, ground floor, Aleksanterinkatu 18 Shopping Mall Karisma, 1st floor, Kauppiaankatu 2


PHARMACY TRIO Mall Trio, ground floor Open Mon-Fri from 9 am to 8 pm, Sat from 9 am to 6 pm

Family attractions

You have almost a hundred stores at your disposal at Shopping Centre Trio.

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Trio Shopping Centre, Aleksanterinkatu 18, FI-15140 Lahti Open Mon–Fri 10 am to 8 pm, Sat 9 am to 6 pm, Sun noon to 6 pm; opening hours of the stores may vary, see

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Bring your car to the city’s most convenient garage! Trio will compensate you the parking fee for one hour if you buy something (min. value €5). Welcome!


Fashion, speciality stores, restaurants and cafés.

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maps Grocery store selling bulk and specialty goods in Shopping centre Trio.

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Italian fashion

Tel. +358 3 734 0437 Rautatienkatu 18 Mon-Fri 10.30–18 Sat 10.30–14

Rautatienkatu 20, Lahti Mon-Fri 10 am – 5 pm Sat 10 am – 2 pm


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siGhtsEEinG & EvEnts culturE Family attractions Grocery store selling bulk and specialty goods at the corner of Hämeenkatu and Rautatienkatu streets.

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The steep part of rautatienkatu street is full of small boutiques and shops - a genuine shopper's dream.

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Rautatienkatu 11 Tel. +358 (0)3 781 1177 Mon-Fr 11.00-18.00 Sat 11.00-15.00




Rautatienkatu 13 Mon-Fri 11 am – 6 pm Sat 10 am – 3 pm



Rautatienkatu 18 LAHTI


Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm Sat 10 am – 3pm

Tel.+358 505 635 558 +358 449 556 130 Facebook: MariMari-Putiikki

68 | GUIDE SUMMER 2014 HoTels Lahti Hotel Cumulus Lahti Hotel Musta Kissa Scandic Lahti KauppaHotelli Grand Omenahotelli Lahti Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone Forenom House Asikkala Hotel Tallukka Hollola Manor Hotel Messilä NASTOLA Pajulahti Sporting Center orimattila Hotel Teltta Other accommodation Lahti Capitano Tel. +358 (0)50 338 8585

Casmi Oy Hostel Patria Apartment Hotel Aleksi Irma's Bed and Breakfast Koppinen Tel. +358 (0)19 755 349 Lahti Folk High School Lahden PinjaTel. +358 (0)50 338 8585 Lepola Holiday and Course Centre Tel. +358 (0)3 7561 521 Metsola Center Oy Mukkula Manor Asikkala Antin Juhlatalo Aurinkoranta Mikkola's Cottage Tel. +358 (0)3 766 2000 Function and Accommodation Farm Urajärvi Holiday Village Tel. +358 (0)3 766 7295

Vääksyn Apteekinmajoitus Hollola Gasthaus Salpakievari Kaapinlähteen Kievari Laitiala Manor Tel. +358 (0)3 788 5879 Tyynelän Loma-asunnot Upila's Summer Camp Hämeenkoski Manor Jokela Kosken akka Tel. +358 (0)44 056 9993 Camp Lodge Pääjärvi Pyyhtiäntie Farm Tulimäki Huhdintie 99 nastola Mannan mummola Siikaniemen kurssikeskus Villa Selina Tel. +358 (0)3 7188 666 Orimattila Luomuleipälä

Wonderful moments are no coincidence.

ALEKSANTERINKATU 14, 15110 LAHTI, TEL. + 358 20 1234 655

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PAdASJOKi inn Onnenmyyrä CAMPinG & COTTAGeS


Wellness and Convention Hotel Tallukka Tallukantie 1, 7200 Vääksy Tel. (03) 88 881,


(0,29 € / min + local call charge / mobile phone payment)

Our restaurant services, sightseeing platform, interior decoration store, swimming pool area and gym are open every day in the summer. Welcome to enjoy!


Cumulus Lahti, Kauppakatu 10 Reservations or +358 20 055 055

Wellbeing and enjoyment for the entire family

Family attractions

– do whatever you like!

nASTOLA Kiviniemi Cottages Lomakivi Tel. +358 (0)50 596 8579 Mannan mummola Metkan mökit rantarinteen majoitus Tel. +358 (0)40 522 3418 ritaniemen tila

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a city full of possibilities

KärKöLä Juntunen Holiday Cottages Tammenportti Course Centre Peltola Cottages Vesa´s Holiday Village

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ASiKKALA Villa Aurinkoranta Hoimelan tila iso-naappilan loma Kenraali Cottage Salonsaarentie 198, Vesivehmaa Lehmonkärki Lavianmutka Holiday resort Laviantie 95, Kalkkinen Marttilan tila

HOLLOLA Camping Messilä Kerttula Lomakeidas Jokikumpu Pennasentie 68, Hollola Messilä Messiläntupa Villa Aleksi Villa impivaara Tyynelä Holiday Cottages

HäMeenKOSKi Kautonen Holiday Cottages Tel. +358 (0)40 514 5876 Mänty-Hirsimökki Tel. +358 (0)50 538 5969 Suomen lomamökki Järvikukkolankuja 1


LAHTi Cat Marina – flowting villas Herrasmanni outdoorarea Mukkula Camping & Cottage

Ojalan tila / Saarelma Vedentaustantie 85, Kalkkinen Pulkkilanharjun huvilat Pätiälä Manor Holiday Cottages Salonsaari Holiday Village Sipilä Cottages urajärvi Holiday Village Viikilän mökit Tel. +358 (0)40 721 0171 Villa uranlinna Tel. +358 (0)40 049 1645

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Maamiesseurantalo Salmelantie 202 A Tortolan tallit

Golf in the Lahti region – the whole region is a green! 4

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Kanavagolf Vääksy Messilä Golf Lahden Golf Hartola Golf Iitti Golf Vierumäki Golf

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Kanavagolf Vääksy

Tehtaantie 3, 17200 Vääksy Tel. +358 442 700 412 Ask about golf packages at Hotelli Tallukka +358 (0)3 88 881 driving instruction: Drive along highway 24 form Lahti east of Lake Vesijärvi for around 25 km. Turn left before the town of Vääksy at the Rapala factory. There are signs guiding you from this point forward. When coming from the north, turn right after Hotel Tallukka.

Lahden Golf

Takkulantie 20, 15230 Lahti Tel. +358 (0)3 784 1311 driving instruction: Drive along Vanha Heinolantie (road no. 140). Drive around 6 km from downtown Lahti, and you will see the course on the left at Alasenjärvi Lake.

Hartola Golf

iitti Golf

driving instruction: Drive along highway 4 from Lahti towards Jyväskylä for around 80 km. Turn right onto Keskustie road right after Tainionvirta and continue along that road fot around one kilometre, and the take a right turn to Kaikulantie road.

driving instruction: Drive along highway 12 from

Messilä Golf

Vierumäki Golf

driving instruction: Drive along highway 12 from Lahti towards Tampere for around 8 km. You will see signs guiding you there at Messilä intersection.

driving instruction: Drive along highway 4 from

Kaikulantie 79, 19600 Hartola Tel. +358 (0)3 883 4310

Messiläntie 240, 15980 Messilä Tel. +358 408 668 800

Itintie 684, 47400 Kausala Tel. +358 (0)5 544 4400 Lahti towards Kouvola for around 40 km. After the ABC service station in Kausala, take a left turn at the roundabout towards Iitti Parish Village and continue driving for around five kilometres.

Kaskelantie 10, 19120 Vierumäki Tel. +358 (0)10 5777 030 Lahti towards Heinola for around 30 km. Take intersection 21, which says "Suomen urheiluopisto".

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shoppinG accommodation

Yli-Kaitala Holiday Cottages/ Catering Restaurant Ketunleipä, Kaitalantie 323, FI-47490 Mankala Tel. +358 (0)5 326 5504, +358 (0)500 750 612, +358 (0)50 386 3737,

Family attractions

• Catering restaurant Ketunleipä: a license to serve all alcoholic beverages, seats 150 people, includes a patio. • Excellent for meetings, company outings, weddings, birthday parties, Christmas parties, etc. • Experience the best sauna experience of the century in Sammalsauna and/or the more traditional Kettusauna and its outdoor pool • ATV safaris and skills contests plus other programme services • Fishing trips in the rugged scenery of Kymijoki river

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We offer high-class accommodation, restaurant, meeting and programme services close to Lahti, Kouvola and Heinola in Southern Finland at a peaceful countryside location.

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PAdASJOKi Ahola's Cottages

Jarmo ylätalo Keinuhonka Kiuasniemi Kullas Marina Lomakeskus Telaranta Lomasatama Holiday Cottage Lauri ja Merja Tel. +358 (0)40 545 2313 Mainiemi-Caravan Matti Jaakkola Tel. +358 (0)50 049 6939 Metsästysseuran hirsimökki Tel. +358 (0)40 735 3038 raut-Kotka Villa Takila


OriMATTiLA efC-international Holiday Cottages Loma-Lassila Tel. +358 (0)3 760 1152

Ahola Pirkka ja Leila Alatalo Holiday Cottages Bed & breakfast Punainen Tupa Tel. +358 (0)40 540 4384 Heinonen Oiva Tel. +358 (0)40 568 5133 Heinäjoki Markku Hokka's Villas Tel. +358 (0)40 722 7088 Huuskonen Anneli ja Antero Tel. +358 (0)40 052 1700

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ruuhijärven riistapiha Tel. +358 (0)3 7627 291 Villihiisi Tel. +358 (0)41 4650 006 yli-Kaitala's Holiday Cottages


Far from Everyday Life and Yet Close By

Affordable hotel rooms and cottages on the shore of Lake Päijänne in Vääksy. Only 30 km from Lahti and 125 km from Helsinki. Halkoniementie 88, FI-17200 Vääksy • Tel. +358 (0)44 076 6961•

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Ski Museum


Bus Station



City Hall

Lahti Historical Museum


Railway Station



Sports Centre

Art Museum

Tourist Bus stop (Rauhankatu)




Market Square

Radio and TV Museum


Passenger harbour



Sibelius Hall

Church of Cross


Harbour for visiting boats



Adult education Centre


City Library


City Theatre



Maauimala outdoor swimmingpool



Concert Hall

LIT Apartementhotel




Laune Central Park and Arboretum Lanu Sculpture Park

Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

Messilä (holiday and skiining centre)




Lahti Ice Stadium


Messilä (holiday and skiining centre)


Hotel Musta Kissa


SOL Areena Ice Ring


Scandic Lahti


Kivimaa indoor swimmingpool

Yli-Marola 4H domestic animal yard


Cumulus Lahti


Saksala indoor swimmingpool


Hostel Patria


Lahti indoor swimmingpool


Lahti Folk High School


Bowling Hall


Omena Hotel Lahti


Kisapuisto (sports park)


grand Hotel


Joutjärvi Canoeing Centre


Kahvisaari Canoeing Centre

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Theatre Vanha Juko


Kalevi Aho hall


Musical Fountains


Lahti Hall/ Lahti Fair Hall/ Sports Hall




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Restaurant Bar Teerenpeli Vapaudenkatu 20, Lahti Tel. 0424 925 220

Restaurant Bar Teerenranta Lahti Harbour Tel. 0424 925 270

Ă la Carte Restaurant Taivaanranta Rautatienkatu 13, Lahti Tel. 0424 925 230

Lahti Guide 01/2014  

Tourist information for travellers in the Lahti region.