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LOVIISA Idyllic coastal town



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Loviisa Tourist Office

Karlskronabulevardi 8 07900 Loviisa tel. +358 (0)19 555 234 Open in 2012 during winter: Jan. 2nd–June 3rd and Aug. 27th–Dec. 31st Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m. during summer: June 4th–Aug. 26th Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.–2 p.m. July 1st– Aug. 26th also Sun 10 a.m.–2 p.m. LAIVASILTA HARBOUR INFORMATION tel. +358 (0)440 555 883 (June 1st – August 31st) Publisher Loviisa Tourist Office Design, editing and lay-out peak press & productions ltd English translation Laura Huttu & Per-Mikael Jansson Photographers Päivi Ahvonen, Susa Heiska, Eeva Kangas, Janne Lehtinen, Virpi Lehtinen, Caroline Wendelin, Arto Wiikari Printed at Art Print We reserve the right to changes.


The Pearl of the Southern Coast of Finland Loviisa, an idyllic old port town between Porvoo and Kotka, is less than an hour’s drive east of Helsinki. The Swedish King Adolf Fredrik was very fond of the town and named it after his wife, Queen Lovisa Ulrika. The coastal town of Loviisa has a rich history. The bilingual town has a remarkable main square surrounded by 19th century stately stone houses and immediately next to the centre, you will find the old town districts with their wooden houses, as well as gravel and cobblestone streets. On the western side, you will find the bold neo-gothic Church, while fortresses built in the 18th century are on the eastern side. The sea stretches all the way to the town centre. The Laivasilta area is related to the sailing history of the region and is characterised by its red salt warehouses, making it a popular area for meetings and events during summers.

LOVIISA Land area 819 km2 Freshwater area 26 km2 Salt water area 900 km2 Inhabitants approx. 15,600

Loviisa has nearly 16,000 inhabitants and it offers a wide range of cultural sites, rich natural beauty and plenty of activities. Only a short distance from the Loviisa town centre, you can admire manors and craftsmen’s workshops in the area of the Strömfors Iron Works. You can also learn about the interesting past of the area through the historical buildings and fortresses. The pristine natural environment offers the opportunity for swimming, picnicking, hiking and fishing, as well as playing golf. The high-quality accommodations and long list of cultural events optimise a guest’s stay. Welcome to Loviisa!

Helsinki 87 km Porvoo 37 km Kotka 46 km St. Petersburg 296 km




Helsinki When calling from abroad dial +358 (0)19 xxx xxx or mobile +358 (0)xxx xxx xxx


In 1745 the town was granted licence to export and import goods. Laivasilta had 50 salt warehouses loaded with imported goods, such as salt, tobacco, spices etc.

The one o’clock signal at Laivasilta The Good Citizens of Loviisa gives the signal with an 18th century cannon at 1 p.m. on June 30th and July 14th.

Maritime Museum at Laivasilta Open: May 13 –Sept. 2 2012 Tue–Sat 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–4 p.m., closed on Mondays Cover charge: Adults 4 €, children under 12 free entrance. tel. +358 (0)19 533 188 th



A museum in touch with time The summer 2012 special exhibition presents maritime history and environmental actions as seen from the point of view of the John Nurminen Foundation. The cultural functions of the foundation are focused on the history of shipping, exploration and cartography. The foundation wields collections of maritime art, maritime antiques and antique maps and charts. The John Nurminen Foundation has, by means of the Clean Baltic Sea project, worked for a cleaner Baltic Sea since 2004. The exhibition is in fact linked with the current day by presenting the actions of the Foundation as a protector of the Baltic Sea. At the museum shop there are also objects for sale, whereof part of the profit is allocated for the benefit of the Baltic Sea.

SAIL WITH A POET The m/s J.L. Runeberg ship combines modern technology with rich history. Departures from Helsinki at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and Aug. 2nd. Price (return ticket) for adults 50 €, children (age 7–16) 25 €, pensioners 43 €. Free of charge city guide tour for cruise guests, departure from the Laivasilta pier at 4 p.m. The tours are in Finnish, Swedish and Russian. Reservation and further information: Varustamo Oy J.L. Runeberg Mestarintie 5, 01650 Porvoo tel. +358 (0)19 524 3331,

Laivasilta –

the Center of Summer Life

The sea dominates life in Loviisa during the four seasons of the year. This is why this beautiful town with its restaurants and events attracts visitors from both near and far. The wooden salt warehouses, which have been turned into restaurants or spaces that host art exhibitions and events, give Laivasilta its historical atmosphere. The restaurants are open from May 1st until the end of September and there are weekly special events. The sea has affected the history and trade of this port town, as well as the income of its citizens. The Maritime Museum located at Laivasilta presents the rich sailing history of the region. The guest harbour has 55 berths, water, electricity, a fuel station, a recycling point, a septic tank exhauster, post box and an internet connection. It is possible to go to the sauna, take a shower, do laundry and dry up the laundry in the new service building. The Loviisa guest harbour is known for its authentic and romantic atmosphere. The guest harbour is open daily from June 1st to August 31st and on request in May and September. Tel. +358 (0)440 555 883. For further information see 5

Come On Board! The splendid Österstjernan packet yacht has been the highlight of Loviisa Laivasilta since 2006. Österstjernan is a replica of a sailing ship, which sailed between Loviisa and Stockholm in the 19th century. The original Österstjernan was built in Pietarsaari between 1813 and 1814. The current Österstjernan is based on the original ship documents and on a painting dating back to the 1820s. During summer of 2012 locals and tourists have the opportunity to sail aboard the Österstjernan on June 30th, July 21st and Aug. 25th. Departure at 9 a.m. from Laivasilta and return at 1 p.m.


The four-hour sailing trip across Bay of Loviisa includes a visit to Svartholma don’t miss this unique summer experience! Price: 35 €/person. Advance booking. Lady Sail cruise at 4 p.m.–8 p.m. on June 6th and June 12th. Price: 40 € per person. Advance booking. Booked cruises available also for groups. Further information and booking: tel. +358 (0)400 120 929

Beaches, Islands

and Clean Natural Lakes new: EVENING CRUISE TO KABBÖLE SUMMER MARKET Wednesdays, June 6th, 13th and 20th. Departure at 4 p.m. from Laivasilta with m/s Ellan, at Kabböle at 6–7 p.m., return from Kabböle at 7 p.m., back at Laivasilta at approx. 9 p.m. Price adults 25 €, children (4–12 years) 10 € Advance booking: Saaristolinja Ky, tel. +358 (0)19 523 1350 or +358 (0)400 840 001

The glittering water of the Bay of Loviisa invites you out to sea. The deep, dark lakes and beautiful river landscapes and rills of Loviisa also attract visitors. You can set out by yacht, motorboat or a plain rowing boat. Along the waters of Lovisa, you will find dozens of fantastic recreational sites that tempt you to go ashore; there are sandy beaches, camping areas and campfire sites. For instance, on the islands Lilla Rövarn, Hautasaari, Ruutikellarisaari, Kråkholmen and Dunkahäll, there are no holiday houses at all. You can also enjoy excursions and sandy beaches at the shore areas of Källa and Lekarberget-Palikberget-Stennäsudden. An interesting site to visit is also Harudd, which is surrounded by nature reserves. The small and sensitive lakes and ponds of Loviisa are protected so that only boats equipped with oars or battery-operated engines are allowed. When going by boat out to sea, you must take into consideration the protected nesting areas of birds. The shores of Loviisa attract fishermen. Companies specialized in guided fishing trips operate in the area and they customize their trips according to the visitors’ needs (see page 34). Other group activities, meals and sauna can be combined with the fishing trips. The area also offers luxurious accommodations to top off your fishing trip. 7


Exhibition of Svartholma


Laivasilta – Svartholma Sea Fortress – Laivasilta

The lost archives of Svartholma

June 1st– 24th

The King of Sweden ordered Augustin Ehrensvärd to design the sea fortress of Svartholma to protect his kingdom against Russia. The fortress was nowhere near finished when the King arrived to inspect the construction. During this exciting adventure, you prepare to receive the King and discover the secrets of Svartholma. The adventure is for children. Please come dressed in comfortable shoes and outdoor clothing. Bring along a torch as well.

Tue–Thu, departure from Laivasilta at 11 a.m. Tue–Thu, departure from Svartholma at 3 p.m. Fri–Sun, departure from Laivasilta at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Fri–Sun, departure from Svartholma at 11:45 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The services of the island are closed on Mondays June 1st– 24th.

June 25th–Aug. 12th Daily departures from Laivasilta at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Daily departures from Svartholma at 11:45 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Aug. 13th–26th Sat–Sun, departure from Laivasilta at 11 a.m. Sat–Sun, departure from Svartholma at 3 p.m. Prices (return ticket): Adults 14 € and children (4–12 years) 7 €, family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) 39 € Operator: Saaristolinja Ky, tel. +358 (0)19 523 1350 or +348 (0)400 840 001,,

A cruise with m/s Alfa from Pyhtää to Svartholma July 12th, departure from Pyhtää centre at 10 a.m., return at approx. 6 p.m. Price: adults 24 €, children (5–11 years) 12 € Operator: Saaristoliikenne Jonmar Ky, mobile: +358 (0)44 517 1949,

The adventure takes place on the island: June 8th–24th Fri, Sat, Sun at 12 a.m. June 25th–Aug. 12th Wed–Sun at 12 a.m. Price: 6 €/participant (recommended age 6–10 years), 25 €/family (2 adults and 3 children) Children should be accompanied by an adult during the entire adventure. Duration abt. 1 h.

Guided Tours

June 1st–24th Tue–Sun at 1 p.m. in Swedish, at 2 p.m. in Finnish June 25th–Aug. 12th daily at 1 p.m. in Swedish, at 2 and 4 p.m. in Finnish Aug. 13th –26th Sat–Sun at 1 p.m. in Swedish, at 2 p.m. in Finnish As needed in English during the aforementioned tours. Tours also at other times upon agreement. Price: adults 6 €, children (7–12 years) 3 €. The ticket is valid for a guided tour both in Svartholma and in the sea fortress Suomenlinna in Helsinki.

The exhibition Island of Soldiers, Prisoners and Visitors presents the exciting history of the fortress island of Svartholma. The exhibition shows how the fortress was constructed and gives visitors look at life in the island under Swedish and Russian rule. Free entrance. The exhibition is open: June 1st–24th Tue–Thu at 12 a.m.–3 p.m., Fri–Sun at 12 a.m.–6 p.m., closed on Mondays June 25th–Aug. 12th daily at 12 a.m.–6 p.m. Aug. 13th –26th Sat–Sun at 12 a.m.–3 p.m.

Café Svartholm

Café Svartholm is a family destination on the sea fortress island. The café is open: June 1st–24th Tue–Thu and Sun at 12 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat at 12 a.m.–12 p.m., closed on Mondays. June 25th–Aug. 12th Mon–Thu and Sun at 12 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat at 12 a.m.–12 p.m. Aug. 13th –26th Sat–Sun at 12 p.m.–3 p.m. (longer opening hours during evening events) For further information: tel. +358 (0)40 359 3739

For more information on Svartholma’s services please contact: Loviisa Tourist Office, Karlskronabulevardi 8 tel. +358 (0)19 555 234,

The fortress of Svartholma is situated at the opening of the Bay of Loviisa approximately 10 km from the town centre. During summer you can visit the island by waterbus, which departs from Laivasilta. The island offers a summer café and the piers have berths for 70 guest boats (at no charge).


During the Svartholma sea fortress adventure, you prepare for the visit of the King and learn some of the secrets of the island.

A Leisure Trip to the Historical

Sea Fortress of Svartholma

The sea fortress of Svartholma, located at the entrance to Bay of Loviisa, is a sister fortress to Suomenlinna in Helsinki. They belong to the same defence chain of fortresses. The construction of Svartholma started in 1748 according to plans made by Colonel Augustin Ehrensvärd. Most of the work was carried out in the 1750s. The Swedish command ended in 1808 when Svartholma surrendered almost without resistance to Russia. During the Crimean War in 1855 an English squadron blew the fortress to oblivion and it was left as it was. Starting in the 1960s, it has been restored under the supervision of the National Board of Antiquities. Svartholma is a popular recreational destination for families. Visitors can visit Svartholma by waterbus, which operates during regular hours. Guided walking tours are some of the activities available on the island. In the exciting childrens’ adventure, you can search for the lost archives of Svartholma. Free berths, exhauster for septic tanks, waste and water points, as well as campfire sites are available for guests. 9

EHRENSVÄRD’S TRAIL Beautiful and historically interesting Ehrensvärd’s trail starts from the fortresses Rosen and Ungern. The fascinating nature trail, approximately two kilometres long, offers a unique chance to find out about the early stages of fortress building, from stone hammering to the 18th century fortress. In addition to the interesting construction history, visitors can admire the rich local flora and birdlife along the walk. Ehrensvärd’s trail is well marked. The starting points are the Sports Pavilion (Urheilutie) and Bastion Ungern (Ungernintie).

Genuine feeling of bygone days at Bastion Ungern.

The History of Fortresses

and Brave Soldiers

Bastion Ungern

When heading for Loviisa centre from the east, the first sites you will encounter are the grand Ungern and Rosen fortresses. They were built in the 1750s to protect the town. The renovated Ungern is a popular venue for concerts, events and plays. Loviisa also offers other interesting fortifications and buildings built during the fortress era, for instance the Commandant’s House built in 1755. Nowadays the Loviisa Town Museum is located in the Commandant’s House. In Ahvenkoski there are redoubts dating back to the 1700s. These fortifications were built during the Swedish era to protect the border check point at the Kymijoki River next to the King’s Road. Kymijoki River was the border of Sweden and Russia 17431808. The first shots of the Finnish War 1808–1809 were fired on February 21st in 1808, when the Russian soldiers crossed the border in Ahvenkoski. A rare arch bridge, Savukoski Bridge, is also located in Ahvenkoski. 11


Visitors can not miss the bold neo-gothic church in Loviisa, since the impressive building is located at the western gateway of the city centre. The Loviisa church was built in 1863–1865. The Loviisa church has served as a road church for many years and it is proud to be known as the “mother of road churches”. The church was renovated both on the inside and on the outside in 2011. Among other things two priceless glass paintings were restored. It is possible to admire the new beauty of the church at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 10th–August 12th, otherwise upon agreement. Loviisa Finnish Parish, tel. +358 (0)19 531 043 12

The surroundings of Loviisa Square are architecturally unique. Instead of supermarkets, it is surrounded by 19th century stone buildings.

Historic Buildings and Neo-Gothic Boldness CEMETERIES Among others, the writer Runar Schildt and relatives of Jean Sibelius have been buried at the old Evangelical Lutheran cemetery. The new cemetery opened during the Finnish Winter War in 1939–1940. The Orthodox cemetery includes a small chapel, a chasovnya. The cemeteries are situated close to each other, on both sides of Myllyharju Ridge.

Loviisa is known for its peaceful small town character. On the square, you can experience the relaxing atmosphere that also continues in the charming and historical lower part of the town. Loviisa is a fascinating destination for architecture lovers. The central square is surrounded by 19th century stone buildings: the historic Town Hall, the Post Office, the Pharmacy Building, the Sparbank and the District Court House, all valuable conservation sites. The Loviisa Town Hall reminds one of the contemporary House of Nobility in Helsinki, both designed by architect Georg Chiewitz. We can be grateful to architect Georg Chiewitz for the 1900th century view. Thanks to Elmar Badermann, the German born city architect of Loviisa, the Old Town and the historical lower district were kept almost intact. He was a strong-headed man, who saved the town from most planning mistakes in the wild 1970s. Several Neo-Romantic buildings, such as the Swedish upper secondary school “Lovisa Gymnasium” by Magnus Schjerfbeck represent more modern architecture. The Bus Station, which represents later functionalism, is also a true pearl. 13

MUSEUMS IN LOVIISA Loviisa Maritime Museum Laivasilta tel. +358 (0)19 533 188 Open May 13th–Sept. 2nd Tue–Sat at 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sun at 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The saloon of the s/s Virgo

Arhipelago Museum in Rönnäs Kabbölentie 430, Rönnäs tel. +358 (0)40 760 2410 (in the summers) Open May 28th–Aug. 12th daily at 12 a.m.–5 p.m. or upon booking for groups Isnäs Steam Engine Museum Edöntie, Isnäs tel. +358 (0)40 550 4402 Open June 1st–Aug. 31st Sat–Sun at 12 a.m.–4 p.m. or upon booking

Museum in the Commandant’s home The Town Museum is located in the Commandant’s House, which dates from 1755. In front of the house is a beautiful garden, which presents typical decorative and useful plants from the past. Loviisa Town Museum Puistokatu 2, 07900 Loviisa tel. +358 (0)19 555 359 Exhibitions at Loviisa Town Museum in 2012 March 18th–April 15th From Film to Digital, the Camera Society of Loviisa 40 years April 22nd–September 16th Bear’s Tooth – Prehistory in Loviisa June 15th–September 2nd Manors, Photos by Erja Lempinen October 20th–November 11th Christer Åberg & Robert Lemberg November 11th–January 13th Lace Heaven, Marjatta Hietaniemi November 24th–January 13th Christmas at the Museum Opening hours: January–March 16th on Sundays 12 a.m–4 p.m. March 18th–May: Tue–Fri and on Sundays 12 a.m.–4 p.m. June–August: Tue-Sun 11 a.m.–4 p.m. September–December: Tue-Fri and on Sundays 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Entrance: 4 € adult, 1 € children (7–17 years) For further information, visit


Exhibition of Svartholma - Island of Soldiers, Prisoners and Visitors, the sea fortress of Svartholma See opening hours, page 8 tel. +358 (0)19 555 234 Forge Museum and the Upper Forge at the Strömfors Iron Works Ruukintie 11 a, Strömfors Iron Works See page 20 for opening hours tel. +358 (0)19 555 359 Viirilä Museum Höjmusantie 4, Kuninkaankylä Open July 1st–29th Tue–Sun at 11 a.m.–4 p.m. tel. +358 (0)19 555 359 Jokela Home District Museum Turkkilantie 39, Ruotsinkylä tel. +358 (0)19 619 632 +358 (0)400 152 858 Open in July Sundays at 12 a.m.–5 p.m. or upon booking

BONGA CASTLE Bonga Castle on Linnankuja hosts artist Professor Riitta Nelimarkka’s workshop, atelier and gallery. The museum gallery and graphics shop are open for the public at 12 a.m.–3 p.m. on June 30th, July 7th and 21st, as well as on Aug. 16th–18th and 25th–26th. Entrance fee 6€/adult, children free of charge accompanied by an adult. Open for groups upon booking throughout the year. For further information: tel. +358 (0)400 983 493 or +358 (0)19 574 2200 / Loviisa Tours.,

Arts in a Castle and a Museum

at a Commandant’s Home LOVIISA MAIN LIBRARY The library is open: Mon–Thu 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.–2 p.m. During summers: Mon–Thu 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Kuningattarenkatu 24 tel. +358 (0)19 555 330

In Loviisa, you can admire interesting architecture while walking around town. The impressive Bonga Castle, which was built during the Russian era, is situated near the church. Bonga castle is now the atelier of the artist and professor Riitta Nelimarkka. From the corner of the square, continue towards the current library, the former society house. The club house, which was designed by architect G. Th. Chiewitz in the 1860s, was renovated to house the library in the 1990s. During the restoration works, the original ceiling frescoes were revealed. The best way to get to know the exquisite architecture of Loviisa is to walk around town by yourself. You can buy the guide, ”Walking Tour in Loviisa”, from the tourist office. This guide includes the main attractions and routes. Loviisa offers several interesting museums. Do not miss the Forge Museum at the Strömfors Iron Works area. It represents one of the first museums in Finland on industrial tradition.


The Lower District of Loviisa is a popular tourist site. Old buildings have been renovated with an eye to respecting local traditions.

CRANE PARK The famous park architect Paul Olsson designed Crane Park as an extension to the Esplanad Park as early as 1917. The plan was realized in the 193040s. Currently, Crane Park is home to the biggest poplar trees in Finland. The park with a water theme is surrounded by fine lindens. The fountain statue of Crane Park was made by sculptor Jussi Mäntynen.

Old Wooden Houses,

Green Parks

The Old Town, a wood house area adjacent to the town centre, is a marvellous entity of its own. There you will find a 17th century building belonging to Degerby Estate. Today the building is home to restaurant Degerby Gille. Also the historical Lower District and the Garnison are idyllic wooden house areas where you can admire the craftsmanship of old masters. All houses have their own interesting history. Water and green areas contribute to the charm of Kappelinpuisto Park.

Considering its size Loviisa has plenty of green parks with historical interest. Kappelinpuisto Park is one of the largest and the Esplanad Park divides the centre of Loviisa longitudinally. The Crane Park is located opposite to the Bus Station and the Garnison Fortress Park is located nearby. The Commandant’s Garden in front of the Town Museum displays typical decorative and useful plants from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Tamminiemi Holiday Resort and Camping area is located in a park by the sea and from the panorama view point Kukkukivi the sea stretches as far as the eye can see. Ehrensvärd’s Trail will take you through stunningly beautiful woods (further information page 10). 17

Historical Houses of Loviisa August 25th–26th 2012

Traditional Finnish Building and Renovation Days Private homes in historical, more than one hundred year old, houses in Loviisa welcome you for a visit at 10 a.m. –5 p.m. on August 25th–26th 2012. Tickets 12 €/person. Arranged by the association Loviisan Wanhat Talot ry.

OPEN GARDENS EVENT: • kuninkaanlampi, Kuhlefeltinkatu 8 • VILLA ILENNA, Tinanvalajankatu 7 • LEIVONPESÄ, Kuningattarenkatu 8 B • VILLA AALTONEN, Pitkäkuja 12 • LIISANTALO, Mariankatu 2 C • PITKÄNPÖYDÄNTALO, Mariankatu 7 • Muistojen kivipuutarha, Rantatie 12 A • MUUTARHA, Rantatie 6 • Riemumaisterin huvila, Köydenpunojantie 8 • Villa Ekholm, Ympyrätie 8 • TAMMINIEMI, Kapteenintie 1 • Remote site: TALLGÅRD, Peikkomäentie 52, Gislom • Remote site: TALLMO, Snyggiksentie 23, Kuggom

It is possible to admire all kinds of creations made by green fingers during the event Open Gardens in Loviisa at 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on May 27th, June 3rd and 10th. Gardens in Loviisa participate in a joint Nordic event of open gardens on August 19th.

Get Charmed by

Old Buildings

PRODUCER MARKET, Aug. 25th–26th Locally produced and organic foods, as well as high-quality handicrafts are available on the market. The Swedish food-guru Mats-Eric Nilsson also gives a lecture in connection with the market. COLLECTORS’ FAIR, Aug. 25th–26th Lovisa gymnasium, Brandensteininkatu 27 ANTIQUE MARKET AT ALEKSANTERINPIHA Aug. 25th–26th This is an event that antique lovers should not miss. The artist Inge Löök, famous for her nostalgic cards, also participates at the antique market. tel. +358 (0)40 512 5508, AUTUMN AND HANDICRAFTS MARKET AT LAIVASILTA, Aug. 25th–26th In addition to knitted, crocheted and sewn handicrafts, a wide range of different pottery and wicker works are available. tel. +358 (0)40 554 7449,

Private homes in historical, more than one hundred year old, houses in Loviisa welcome you already for the eighth time for a visit on August 25th–26th 2012 during the Historical Houses of Loviisa event. The Historical Houses of Loviisa also offers visitors charming gardens, interesting yards, antiques and collectibles, flea markets and innumerable private yard sales. The event has in fact become the largest public event in eastern Uusimaa – last year the number of visitors was estimated at 14,000. This year the cultural theme is the manors of the region. The national event on traditional building and renovation also comprises various work exhibitions related to traditional renovation of old houses. A meeting place for producers and choice artisans, the popular Producer Market, which concentrates on locally produced and organic foods, also continues to expand. During the Open Gardens in Loviisa event, private gardens open their gates to visitors. Along the route, there are many different gardens: a romantic rose garden, a lush produce garden, a town garden with cobblestones, a classic topiary garden, and a still pond with wetland plants. Ask for advice, exchange your views with others and bask in the beauty. 19


Open: May 12th–27th Sat–Sun at 11 a.m.–5 p.m. June 1st–Aug. 26th daily at 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

GUIDED TOUR AT THE STRÖMFORS IRON WORKS On Tuesdays at 2 p.m., July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Start at the Forge Museum. Price 6 €/person. The tours are in Finnish, Swedish and in Russian.

Eija’s Garden Eija Klaucke’s English-styled experience gardens are located at Ahvenkoski, close to the Iron Works. Eija’s Garden is open from spring to autumn. In addition to the garden there is a garden shop. tel. +358 (0)40 505 0824

TALLINVINTTI GALLERY Exhibitions 2012 June 11th–24th Mia Aitokari June 25th–July 8th Marina Yannopoulos & Jouni Nurmi July 9th–15th Timo Pyhälä, Ville Mäkikoskela, Aaron Heino, Bjarne Lönnroos July 16th–29th Yrjö Huopio July 30th–Aug. 12th Sissi & Keijo Ramstedt Open daily at 11 a.m.–5 p.m. during exhibitions

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FORGING EXHIBITIONS AT THE UPPER FORGE At 12 a.m.–2 p.m. on May 12th, June 16th, Aug. 4th and Saturdays in July.


Historical buildings at the Strömfors Iron Works.

The Unique Setting of

the Strömfors Iron Works

SUMMER THEATRE AT RESTAURANT RUUKINMYLLY The play “Tulitikkuja lainaamassa (Out to Borrow Matches)” by Maiju Lassila is performed in Finnish on June 16th–July 8th. tel. +358 (0)50 301 2563

The governor of Uusimaa and Turku province, Johan Creutz, founded the iron works in the westernmost junction of the Kymijoki River in 1698. Strömfors Iron Works got its name in 1744, when Jacob Forsell and Anders Nohrström acquired the iron works. In 1790, the iron works got a new manager, the 31-year-old Virginia af Forselles, who managed Strömfors Iron Works for almost 60 years. A large part of the well-kept environment and buildings currently on display at the iron works are from this period. The Strömfors Iron Works district is characterised by handicrafts. Life in the centuries-old environment is indicative of the traditions of the region. The craftsmen work all year at the iron works and during summer small shops, museums, workshops and the summer café open their doors. The iron works district offers a relaxing holiday site all year long in a historical environment. The area is home to first-class holiday apartments and the unique hostel Krouvinmäki built of clay. The restaurant Ruukinmylly offers delicious meals during summer as well as winter. 21

THE KUKULJÄRVI HIKING TRAIL The Kukuljärvi hiking trail is situated in the majestic forest area between Ahvenkoski and Ruotsinpyhtää centre. The eight kilometre long trail next to the sports centre in the Ruotsinpyhtää centre from the shore of Kymijoki River; from there, it winds upwards towards the high rock landscapes. At times, you can glimpse the sea from afar, until you come down to Kukuljärvi pristine natural environment. The wondrous forests and marshlands bring variation to the scenery. At Kukuljärvi, you can swim and grill sausages at the recreation sites.

Laughter and spray of water at the Plagen beach in the centre of Loviisa.

Walking, Hiking and

Relaxing in the Water GIANT’S KETTLES OF HOPOM You can peek inside a giant’s kettle on the eastern shore of Lake Hopjärvi (Hopom). The natural splendor of this site allows the visitor to take the time for quiet reflection.

The stunning natural beauty and varied nature of Loviisa offers great opportunities for outdoor activities throughout the year. The tracks wind through myriad landscapes and visitors can easily choose the right walking, skiing, hiking or running track for them. The hiking trail “Kalle’s track” starts from Liljendal’s running track. The track leads through varied landscapes: swamps, high rocks and easier road sections. In the middle of the track, the beautiful spring lake Tenan appears; in the cabin by a lookout point, you can relax and grill some sausage. You can also choose shortcuts and come close to the cabin and Tenan Lake by car as well. During winter, you can ski along Kalle’s Track. There are plenty of swimming sites in Loviisa. Plagen Beach is situated near the town centre, close to a nature reserve and next to the tennis courts. Other good swimming places can be found at LillBästö, close to Pernaja church and at the well-equipped recreational centre Rönnäs. Located on the border of Lapinjärvi and Loviisa, wilderness Lake Tenan is dark and cold, but the biggest lake of the area is Lake Hopjärvi (Hopom). It is graced with splendid flat rocks. In Ruotsinpyhtää, there is a popular clear-watered lake called Särkjärvi. 23

The Rönnäs seaside offers a great variety of leisure activities all year long. In addition to golf in Rönnäs, you can play tennis or join guided boat tours, canoeing and fishing. You can also join guided mushroom tours. With its outdoor sites and quality holiday cottages, Rönnäs is a perfect holiday site all year long. Golf players and experts can enjoy the great 27-hole golf course, which is one of the top ten golf courses in Finland. The golf club has a restaurant, and the area hosts a guest quay.


Photo: Honkarakenne Oyj

Golfing by the sea

Idyllic Villages,

Amazing Nature RÖNNÄS ARCHIPELAGO MUSEUM The Archipelago Museum presents life in the eastern Uusimaa archipelago. Theme exhibition “Clean Baltic Sea” by the John Nurminen Foundation during the summer of 2012. The Rönnäs Archipelago Museum is open daily at 12 a.m.–5 p.m. on May 28th–Aug. 12th or upon booking for groups. Entrance: 3.50 €, children under 15 free of charge. Further information: tel. +358 (0)40 760 2410 (only during summer). Kabbölentie 430, Rönnäs

The village of Isnäs, located at the mouth of Bay of Pernaja, is wellknown for its old industrial milieu. Along the old village road you’ll find houses where the workmen of the sawmill used to live. The houses originate from the turn of the 19th and 20th century. The Isnäs Steam Engine Museum and Kaarnaranta Bed & Breakfast are situated on the site of the old sawmill. Nearby you also find the organic farms of Wildemans and Labby Manor. It is not far from Rönnäs village, where there is a golf course as well as the Archipelago Museum. The trip continues along the winding archipelago roads to Kabböle, the southernmost point of mainland Loviisa. From here, it is less than a hundred kilometres to the Estonian coast. As it is situated on a busy boat route, Kabböle offers good services and during summer it is an excellent meeting point. The fascinating m/s J.L. Runeberg stops here and offers you the chance to take a mini cruise lasting just a few hours to Loviisa. Idyllic Sarvisalo is the biggest island in Loviisa. You can tour the island by car and admire the idyllic archipelago landscapes. Sarvisalo hosts a small cemetery, a chapel, a shop and B&B accommodations. The beautiful archipelago of Pernaja is a popular cottage area, and summer markets are held in both Sarvisalo and Kabböle. 25

Malmg책rd Manor, owned by the Creutz family, accepts groups by advance booking, tel. +358 (0)19 638 050. Further information and opening hours


The juices, jams and jellies at the Malmgård shop are made from produce of the own garden. At the manor shop it is also possible to buy beers from the Malmgård brewery.

Manor Life Loviisa boasts several historical manors, of which Malmgård Manor and Labby Manor are open for visitors.

At the estate shop of Labby Manor you can buy organic produce, herbs, cereals, vegetables and meat. The estate shop is open daily at 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Further information, tel. +358 (0)40 765 7508

The master of Malmgård Manor, Count Johan Creutz, has harnessed his estate for organic farming. Upon booking, the visitor can tour the castle, enjoy the ecologic scenery, enjoy coffee or lunch, as well as buy organic produce. In addition to brewing beer, beer tastings are arranged at the brewery. At the new manor shop you can find organic produce from the own estate, as well as from other producers of organic produce in eastern Uusimaa. During summers there is a local foods market in connection with the shop. Historical Labby Manor is located in the vicinity of Isnäs village. Around the manor spreads 130 hectares of fields, pastures, forests and yards. The main building of the manor, built in the 18th century, was moved to its current place from Suomenlinna fortress in 1865. Labby is renowned for its organic and biodynamic farming. The manor park is currently undergoing restoration into its original form. There are a multitude of woody stemmed plants and old perennials in the small tree species park. Tours are arranged for groups interested in the park of the manor and in farming. The visitor can also visit the cheese cellar and the old granary, where there is for instance a collection of museum tools. 27

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH The granite church of Pernaja is the pearl of the area and the oldest building in Loviisa. The medieval St. Michael’s Church is representative of the common building style used in Finland and Sweden in the 13th– 15th centuries. The church is considered a medieval architectural treasure. It is home to many old objects, such as the family coat of arms of noble families. The beautiful glass paintings give the church a unique atmosphere. Open June 1st–July 31st, 2012 Mon-Fri at 10 a.m.–3 p.m. tel +358 (0)19 521 0700 (Mon–Fri at 9 a.m.–12 a.m.). Pernajantie 330


The luminous wooden church in Ruotsinpyhtää boasts the only altarpiece painted by Helene Schjerfbeck. In 2012 it will be 150 years since the artist was born. The church belongs to the network of road churches and it is open at 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on June 10th–August 12th and on August 18th–19th and 25th–26th, Ruukintie 11 C, Ruotsinpyhtää.

Mikael, Jean, Runar and Ragnar:

Influencial Personalities in Finnish History

Liljendal church is representative of typical 19th century church architecture, Eskilomintie 9.

The oldest building in Loviisa and the oldest church of the area, medieval St. Michael’s Church in Pernaja is considered a church historical treasure. The wooden church in Ruotsinpyhtää is home to the altarpiece entitled “Resurrection”, painted by Helene Schjerfbeck in 1898. The art work is the only altarpiece ever done by the artist. The church is open daily in summer. The church in Liljendal boasts a singular bell tower. The father of the Finnish written language, Mikael Agricola (1510–1557), was born in Pernaja. Pernaja church is named after the archangel Michael. Agricola in turn was named Mikael after the name of his home church. Agricola lived in a rich peasant house, which was one of the five taxed freeholds of the village. He got his surname Agricola (“farmer”) at the Latin school in Vyborg because of his father’s occupation. The vicar of the local parish persuaded Mikael’s parents to send him there. Many famous people have lived and worked in the Loviisa area. These include composers, writers, artists, architects and nobles, such as Jean Sibelius, Runar Schildt, Nils Schillmark, Verner Weckman, Ragnar Nordström, Georg Chiewitz, Augustin Ehrensvärd, Berndt Lindholm, C. G. Armfelt, Helene Schjerfbeck, Gustaf Philip Creutz and Lorentz Creutz. 29

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Loviisa Christmas December 8th–9th and 15th–16th


The atmosphere of the Traditional Christmas Homes takes you back in time. Relax a moment and enjoy the delicacies, let your eyes rest on small details and let the Christmas spirit take you.

The Real Christmas The imagination is set free at the gingerbread workshop of the Pikkukaupunki magazine.

Loviisa is a real Christmas town where you can enjoy the peaceful and easygoing holiday spirit of a small town. The special Christmas time events, such as the Christmas markets at Laivasilta, the Strömfors Iron Works and Malmgård manor are warm and intimate. The Coronation of Saint Lucia on December 13th on the balcony of the town hall is another one of the top events of the month. The specialities of our Christmas town are the Traditional Christmas Homes. These private homes open their doors to visitors during the theme weekends on December 8th–9th and 15th–16th. You can visit the Christmas homes or experience the atmosphere of old wooden houses while enjoying refreshments and shopping. During the season to be jolly, Loviisa also offers Christmas markets, concerts, delicacies, good-will spirit and peace!





Anchor Café open May-September on the market square

Algotin lyhty open on request Lukusundintie 128, Malmsby tel. +358 (0)19 652 061 +358 (0)40 521 8066

Café Svartholm open during summer Svartholma Sea Fortress tel. +358 (0)40 359 3739

Aspholms bar Karhutie 15, Isnäs tel. +358 (0)19 634 555

Impin Kievari lunchrestaurant Viipurintie 1, Tesjoki tel.+358 (0)40 751 5796

Bakery-Café Vaherkylä-Ek Aleksanterinkatu 2 tel. +358 (0)19 531 610 Café-Restaurant Laivasilta open in summer Laivasilta 11 tel. +358 (0)19 530 112

Lilla Hugo deli and café Brandensteininkatu 11 tel. +358 (0)19 533 350 Mehter Kebab & Pizzeria Kuningattarenkatu 16 tel. +358 (0)19 533 337, Neste Oil Loviisa Ankkurituuli Kotipizza Loviisa Länsikaari 3 tel. +358 (0)20 742 2170, Newroz Kebab Pizzeria Karlskronabulevardi 8 tel. +358 (0)19 535 155,

Café-Restaurant Saltbodan open in summer Laivasilta 4, tel. +358 (0)19 532 572

Olympos Kebab & Pizzeria Nordenskiöldintie 2 tel. +358 (0)19 531 116

Café Riikka Seppäläntie 19 tel. +358 (0)19 533 955

Owen’s Café in the shopping centre Galleria Kuningattarenkatu 11, II floor tel. +358 (0)19 532 018

Café Tuhannen Tuskan Kahvila Poikkikuja tel. +358 (0)19 531 323

Pirjo’s Grill Brandensteininkatu 12 tel. +358 (0)19 532 032

Chao Yang Chinese restaurant Mariankatu 20 tel. +358 (0)40 540 3893 +358 (0)44 055 3318 Christian Café Alfa & Omega Brandensteininkatu 19 tel. +358 (0)40 048 5803 See opening hours at

Conditoria Corint confectionary, bakery, coffeehouse Seppäläntie 39 tel. +358 (0)19 533 484, Degerby Hotel Restaurant Styrbord Brandensteininkatu 17 tel. +358 (0)19 50 561


I Restaurants & Cafés I Night clubs I

Restaurant Bella Loviisa Mannerheiminkatu 2 tel. +358 (0)19 533 390

Bagarstugan lunch restaurant, summer terrace Kartanontie 18, Sävträsk tel. +358 (0)19 616 662 +358 (0)40 183 9583 Bric & Brac café and antique shop open May 15 – August 31 Pernajantie 275, Pernaja centre tel. +358 (0)40 766 1611 Café Kabböle Marina café, shop, fuel open during summer tel. +358 (0)400 701 570 +358 (0)400 615 255 Kabbölentie 1251, Kabböle Café Odette Koskenkyläntie 2, Koskenkylä tel. +358 (0)40 350 7392

Restaurant & Catering Sakura lunch restaurant Kuningattarenkatu 7 tel. +358 (0)19 517 1523

Lunch Restaurant Fellmanni pizzas, lunches, grocery shop Koivulanmäentie 2 Ruotsinpyhtää centre tel. +358 (0)19 618 217 Pajakahvila Café snacks, karaoke nights open from May to September Ruukintie 11, Strömfors Iron Works tel. +358 (0)44 3636 616 Restaurant Ruukinmylly Ruukintie 15, Strömfors Iron Works tel. +358 (0)19 618 693 Sea Golf Rönnäs Club-Restaurant Ruukinrannantie 4, Rönnäs tel. +358 (0)44 596 0275 Strömfors Club open on request Puistokuja 3, Ruotsinpyhtää centre tel. +358 (0)400 120 575

Restaurant Degerby Gille open on request Sepänkuja 4 tel. +358 (0)19 50 561, Restaurant Ulrikanhovi open on request Kuhlefeltinkatu 35 tel. +358 (0)40 183 7855

Lunch Café Stradun Harbour building, Valko tel. +358 (0)19 515 390

Locally produced goods are sold at Lilla Hugo.

Hesburger Loviisa Open in April 2012 Kuningattarenkatu 20

Thai Tip Foods Kuningattarenkatu 18, II floor tel. +358 (0)50 3090 848,


Hotel Zilton Mariankatu 29 tel. +358 (0)19 533 191,

Ölvin, Olut- ja viinitupa Beer and wine house Mariankatu 1 tel. +358 (0)45 7734 2060

Club Alexia and Pub Alex night club and pub Aleksanterinkatu 3, in the centre tel. +358 (0)40 353 2299

Vanha Makasiini summer café and fish shop Markkinamäentie 476 Ahvenkoski tel. +358 (0)207 699 179

Hotel Zilton night club, pub and hotel Mariankatu 29, in the centre tel. +358 (0)19 533 191

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ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE CENTRE OF LOVIISA Hotel Degerby and Conference Hotel Pilasterit Brandensteininkatu 17 tel. +358 (0)19 50 561 Hotel Zilton Mariankatu 29 tel. +358 (0)19 533 191 Guesthouse Loviisa Sibeliuksenkatu 3 tel. +358 (0)40 835 7997 Tamminiemi Holiday Resort hotel rooms, meeting rooms and camping area Kapteenintie 1, tel. +358 (0)400 414 265

Trollbergets Peikkovuoren Bed & Breakfast Accommodation for two people Peikkovuorentie 5, Määrlahti tel. +358 (0)40 828 7903 Ulrikanhovi Bed & Breakfast Kuhlefeltinkatu 35 tel. +358 (0)40 183 7855 Villa BaumgartnerGuesthouse Puistokatu 3 tel. +358 (0)40 7085 681

ACCOMMODATION SERVICES IN THE SURROUNDINGS B & B Carita Slätis cottage in Liljendal tel. +358 (0)19 612 731, +358 (0)400 212 998

Mariebergin Loma Oy cottage in Rönnäs tel. +358 (0)19 610 870

Cottage in Liljendal tel. +358 (0)19 677 1041, +358 (0)400 607 415

Meri Center cottage in Rönnäs tel. +358 (0)20 768 9160

Embom Manor B&B for groups on request, Embom tel. +358 (0)400 602 089 Fishing Cottages cottages in Valko and Ahvenkoski tel. +358 (0)40 719 3637 Holiday Club Rönnäs cottage, Rönnäs tel. +358 (0)201 100 000, Kaarnaranta Bed & Breakfast Edöntie 142, Isnäs tel. +358 (0)40 753 3524, Kuggom Cottage Cottage in Kuggom, tel. +358 (0)19 512 174 +358 (0)44 351 2173 Kvarnudden group accommodations on request Kvarnudden 103, tel. +358 (0)40 546 5907 Lomatähdet: Armonlinna, Saarnimäki and Riitala holiday accommodation and Majatalo Krouvinmäki Puistokuja 19, Strömfors Iron Works tel. +358 (0)45 235 7464

Rönnäs cottages and meeting rooms Meritie, Rönnäs, tel. +358 (0)400 714 673 Sarfsalö/Sarvisalon Bed & Breakfast B&B, catering, bakery Sarvisalontie 1050, Härkäpää tel. +358 (0)44 527 4270 Solkulla camping and course centre, group accommodations on request Horslökintie 339, Härkäpää tel. +358 (0)400 911 270, +358 (0)400 314 099, Tavasta Manor B&B open in summer 2012 Tavastantie 290, Tesjoki tel. +358 (0)400 463 618 Vaasanlinna holiday apartments at the Strömfors Iron Works tel. +358 (0)50 566 2556 Villa Ruhtinas cottage, Ahvenkoski tel. +358 (0)440 495 030

The traditional inn Degerby Gille is open during several summer weekends.

SERVICE STATIONS ABC Kuninkaantie Pernaja Vanhankyläntie 77, Vanhakylä tel. +358 (0)10 765 9800 Gulf Ruotsinkyläntie 5–9, Ruotsinkylä tel. +358 (0)500 848 849 +358 (0)19 619 579 Neste Oil Loviisa Ankkurituuli Länsikaari 3, in the centre tel. +358 (0)20 742 2170

Shell Loviisa Mannerheiminkatu 24, in the centre tel. +358 (0)19 531 539 Shell Liljendal Valtatie 6, tel. +358 (0)19 616 585 St1 and Safcafé Länsikaari 1, in the centre tel. +358 (0)19 517 100

There are several cozy alternatives for accommodation at the Strömfors Iron Works.



I Guest Harbours I Fishing Licences I Important Phone Numbers I Leisure I

Guest harbours and visitors’ berths


Guest Harbour Laivasilta 60°27.2’N / 26°14.2’E tel. +358 (0)440 555 883 55 berths for guest boats Harbour fee Sauna, showers, toilet Laundry and drying rooms Running water Electricity Fuel distribution Waste point Septic tank exhauster Postal service Internet

Kabböle 60°18.3’N / 26°04.9’E 5 berths for guest boats Shop, café, summer market Fuel distribution Waste point, water, outdoor toilet

Fishing licences

Bockhamn 60°16.0’N / 26°00.2’E Excursion harbour Barbeque area, outdoor toilet

Fishing licenses for the Koskenkylä fishing park

Guest Harbour Tullisilta 60°26.8’N / 26°14.6’E tel. +358 (0)440 555 883 1.5 km to the town centre 5 berths for guest boats Harbour fee Waste point Electricity

Hästön Excursion harbour, barbeque area, cooking roof Well, outdoor toilet

Visitors’ Berth Svartholma 60°22.8’N / 26°18.1’E 70 berths for guest boats Free berths Septic tank exhauster Toilet, running water Waste point Summer café Backstensstrand 60°25.6’N / 26°02.9’E 4–5 berths for guest boats Svartholma guest harbour

Lillfjärden Islands 60° 16.5’N / 26°06.0’E

Fallholmen Barbeque area, outdoor toilet Hamnholmen Barbeque area, outdoor toilet Rönnäs 60°22.0’N / 26°03.5’E 2-3 berths for guest boats Grilling site Waste point, water, outdoor toilet Rönnäs 60°22.3’N / 26°03.2’E 2–3 berths for guest boats Tallbacka 60°21.8’N / 26°26.4’E 2 berths for guest boats

Fishing licenses for the Loviisa city owned waters:

• St1 Loviisa & Safcafé Oy, Länsikaari 1, tel. +358 (0)19 517 100 Licenses for casting and trolling for the Loviisa city owned waters also from:

• Neste Oil Loviisa Ankkurituuli, Länsikaari 3, tel. +358 (0)20 742 2170 Koskenkylänjoki fishing district, tel. +358 (0)400 778 704

South Coast Fishing Adventures, tel. +358 (0)400 628 648, Fishing licenses for the Ahvenkoski special fishing district:

• During summers from Alma’s café/kiosk, Ahvenkoski, Pyhtää • During winter from Lunch Restaurant Fellmanni, Koivulanmäentie 2, Ruotsinpyhtää centre, tel. +358 (0)19 618 217

Fishing guides: • Augur Kalastuspalvelu, tel. +358 (0)50 594 2983, • Finnordica-Hauenmaja, tel. +358 (0)44 215 6807, • Fisherman’s Adventures, tel. +358 (0)440 495 030, • Fishing Lords, tel. +358 (0)20 768 9160, • South Coast Fishing Adventures, tel. +358 (0)400 628 648,

LEISURE Anniina’s Riding Stable Köpbackantie 43, Haravankylä tel. +358 (0)40 514 3605 Esma’s Riding School Paavalinkyläntie 113, Paavalinkylä tel. +358 (0)40 557 7464, Bike Hire and Repair Porvoonkatu 30, in the centre tel. +358 (0)19 532 192 Sea Golf Rönnäs golf, tennis Ruukinrannantie 4, Rönnäs tel. +358 (0)20 786 2696

Stall Hagelund horseback riding and camps Pohjois-Sarvilahdentie 236, Pohjois-Sarvilahti tel. +358 (0)40 773 6526 Tennis courts Kapteenintie, in the centre tel. +358 (0)19 532 877, only in summer Plagen beach Kapteenintie, in the centre tel. +358 (0)19 555 438 Xtreme Paintball Lapinjärventie 343, Kuggom tel. +358 (0)40 722 3120

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Pharmacy Kruunu Kuningattarenkatu 15, tel. +358 (0)19 531 275 Post Office Kuningattarenkatu 13 tel. +358 (0)200 71000, Taxi Mannerheiminkatu 14, tel. +358 (0)100 3344


Health Centre Öhmaninkatu 4, tel. +358 (0)19 5551 Police Mannerheiminkatu 12 Emergency number 112 National emergency number 112

I Meeting and Event Services I Farm Products I Loviisa market I Other Services I


Boistö accommodation, restaurant and meeting services on an island for groups on request tel. +358 (0)50 576 7858, Degerby Hotel-Restaurant Brandensteininkatu 17, in the centre tel. +358 (0)19 50 561, Embom Manor tel. +358 (0)400 602 089 Finnordica-Hauenmaja experience, conference and fishing guide services Blybergintie 89, Pernaja tel. +358 (0)44 215 6807 Fisherman’s Adventures fishing trips, accommodation and event services Markkinamäentie 476, Ahvenkoski tel. +358 (0)440 495 030 Fishing Lords conference and accommodation services, event services, fishing trips all year tel. +358 (0)20 768 9160

Guide and event services Marjut Ståhls guided tours and drama tours, and event services tel. +358 (0)40 530 8847 Keskus-Centralen conference and banquet services Eteläharju 2, centre tel. +358 (0)50 511 2466

Eija’s Garden garden shop and an English-style garden Elimäentie 74, Ahvenkoski tel. +358 (0)40 505 0824/Eija +358 (0)45 2654 810/store

Winter time: Sept. 1st–April 30th Tue, Thu and Sat at 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Summer time: May 2nd–Aug. 31st Mon–Sat at 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Further information: the market supervisor, tel. +358 (0)44 565 1188

SUMMER MARKETS Sarvisalo summer market, Sarvisalontie 1035, Härkäpää June 9th–Aug. 25th on Saturdays at 10 a.m.–12 a.m., Kabböle summer market, Kabbölentie 1251, Kabböle June 6th–Aug. 11th on Wednesdays at 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m.–2 p.m.,

Kvarnudden Course Center group accommodations on request Kvarnudden 103 tel. +358 (0)40 546 5907

Ringborg summer market, Ringborgintie 26, Tallbacka June 9th–Aug. 4th on Saturdays at 10 a.m.–12 a.m. (except on Midsummer’s Day, June 23rd). Summer market at 6 p.m.–8 p.m. on Thu June 21st in the midsummer week

Tikander Sea-Service passenger transport by boat tel. +358 (0)400 674 358


Rönnäs cottages and meeting rooms Meritie, Rönnäs tel. +358 (0)400 714 673 Strömforsin Matkailu guided tours for groups at the Strömfors Iron Works area tel. +358 (0)44 3636 616 +358 (0)400 120 575

FARM PRODUCTS AND DIRECT SALES TO THE PUBLIC Disa’s Fish Shop Tekniikkatie 1, Tesjoki tel. +358 (0)20 769 9161


Laura’s Fish fish shop and rainbow trout pond Markkinamäentie 137, Ahvenkoski tel. +358 (0)44 297 4540

City of Loviisa Mannerheiminkatu 4 P.O.BOX 77, Loviisa tel. +358 (0)19 5551 Alko, liquor store Mariankatu 33, Loviisa tel. +358 (0)20 711 2192 Car Hire Scandia-Rent Shell Loviisa Mannerheiminkatu 24, Loviisa tel. +358 (0)19 531 539 (24h), +358 (0)440 717 467 Cinema: Culture Centre & Kino Marilyn Loviisa Kuningattarenkatu 17, Loviisa

Loviisa Main Library Internet access Kuningattarenkatu 24 tel. +358 (0)19 555 330 Bus Station: Loviisa MH-Asiamies Sarel Oy Mannerheiminkatu 14 tel. +358 (0)45 358 5510 Fortum Power and Heat Oy/ Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant On the island of Hästholmen abt. 15 km from the centre Atomitie 700, Loviisa tel. +358 (0)10 4511

Malmgård Manor manor shop, café, group visits, visits to the brewery Malmgård 47, Malmgård tel. +358 (0)19 638 050,

Hultgård’s Bullsmeat Hultgårdintie 135, Mickelspiltom tel. +358 (0)40 525 6356,

Toves Gourmet farm cheese products Lapinjärventie 647, Kuggom tel. +358 (0)19 512 189, +358 (0)40 7497 784,

Labby Manor organic farm, shop Labbyn Kartano 49, Labby tel. +358 (0)40 765 7508,

Wildemans juices, organic sweets, organic apple juice Isnäsintie 86, Isnäs tel. 0358 (0)400 626 299,

Photo: Bea Snellman

Axxell Kuggom folkhögskola meeting and accommodation services Kansanopistontie 16, Kuggom tel. +358 (0)290 01 7735

In addition to sunbathing you can also do sports at the idyllic beach Plagen.


Programmes for Groups Loviisa Tours offers programmes and guides for tourist groups in the Loviisa region and in the Porvoo region.

GUIDED WALKING TOURS IN LOVIISA 2012 Guided Tour in the City Centre

On Thursdays, July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd at 4 p.m., start by m/s J.L. Runeberg at Laivasilta. Price 6 €/person. The guide tours are in Finnish, Swedish and in Russian.

Guided Tours at the Strömfors Iron Works see page 20

Guided Tours at Svartholma Sea Fortress See page 8

GROUP PROGRAMMES FOR 2012 Loviisa’s Homes and Gardens

Loviisa is a green town with exuberant gardens hidden behind the fences in the historical wooden house quarters. The tour takes you to private gardens, such as a rose garden, a historical clematis garden and a lush villa garden. In addition, you get to see the fortress gardens, such as the Commandant’s Garden and the area of Bastion Rosen and Bastion Ungern. In the gardens and alleys you will learn about gardening and life in a garden town. The tour includes a tasty lunch at Degerby Gille and a coffee break in Eija’s Garden. Duration: depending on sites, 5-7.5 hours Price: Mon-Sat from 66 €/person, Sun from 70 €/person Valid: from May to August

Russian Loviisa

The tour starts with a guided walking tour, which covers the influence that the Russian Terechoff family had on Loviisa and a visit to the Orthodox church and cemetery. The walking tour ends at Villa Aaltonen, a private home where guests enjoy a zakuska buffet lunch. You can learn about the spa era at the Loviisa Town Museum. After this, the tour continues to Ehrensvärd’s nature trail. Approx. 1.2 km long, this is an easy trail in the Garnison area. At the end of the day we enjoy Russian tea and sweet bread in a private home, the Riemumaisteri Villa. Duration: approx. 5.5 hours Price: Mon-Sat 50 €/person, Sun 54 €/person Valid: from May to September Programmes for groups only by advance booking. Prices are valid for a group of minimum 25 persons. For more tours visit: Group Sales and Guided Tours (also in English) Loviisa Tours Oy Veckjärventie 3 B, 06150 Porvoo, tel. +358 (0)19 574 2200, fax +358 (0)19 574 2230,


For more information on guided tours: Loviisa Tourist Office, tel. +358 (0)19 555 234,

Photo: Esa Pasanen


Rootsinpyhtää Bluegrass & Rendezvous at the Strömfors Iron Works on June 8th–10th 2012 The festival Rootsinpyhtää Bluegrass & Rendezvous celebrates its 25th anniversary! The festival founded in 1988 brings the best foreign and Finnish bluegrass bands to town, who together with history aficionados recreate the life of the European immigrants who took this music to America. The Strömfors Iron Works is for the 25th time the perfect setting for the festival. The European immigrants took their

Night of the Zombies Boo! You can experience chilling terror at the Finnish summer theatre Loviisan Teatteri’s horror musical “Zombien yö (Night of the Zombies)” at the pavilion of Bastion Ungern on August 24th– September 9th. The dance-spiced debut musical is performed in Finnish at dusk, when the zombies prowl as well… Further information: Loviisan Teatteriyhdistys ry. tel. +358 (0)400 541 057

folk music to America where it developed into “bluegrass” influenced by blues, gospel as well as other influences. The journey into the roots of bluegrass just feels right in the original buildings of the 18th and 19th century iron works. The historical atmosphere is ideal and you won’t need a lot of imagination to envision the people

from northern Europe who decided to travel overseas. Welcome to the American musician and traditions festival where you can experience the atmosphere of the times when your grandparents left for America! For further information, please visit:

MUSICAL REJOICING AT LURENS The spry Swedish-speaking summer theatre of Lurens has operated on the grounds of Lurens Manor since 1958. The theatre is maintained by Östra Nylands Ungdomsförbund (ÖNUF), and it plays for full audiences every summer. The audience is able to follow the plays from a rotating auditorium. The play performed at Lurens during the summer of 2012 is Selma Lagerlöf’s fairy tale classic Nils Holgersson (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). The premiere is at 7 p.m. June 29th and the last show is on August 3rd. Further information: ÖNUF’s office tel. +358 (0)19 532 412 or +358 (0)500 806 276 37

Events The King Comes to Loviisa on June 30th–July 1st 2012 Queen Lovisa Ulrika, after whom the city was named, can be seen in Loviisa in the summer of 2012. King Adolf Fredrik arrives on Sunday, July 1st at Bastion Ungern, where the music-rich play “Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s Outing” is performed in Finnish to entertain him. In addition to the Queen, the pastoral play also features courtier and poet Gustaf Philip Creutz, who hailed from Malmgård in Pernaja. The public can join in at the outing after the play. The newly crowned King Adolf Fredrik visited the eastern parts of the realm in June 1752, at which time he inspected the fortification construction in Svartholma and Degerby. During this visit the King gave Degerby the new name Loviisa after Queen Lovisa Ulrika. In reality the Queen never visited her namesake town. The 18th century weekend kicks off on Saturday June 30th with a handicrafts market at Aleksanterinpiha. The Good Citizens of Loviisa arrange the event, which now takes place for the 15th time. The association is made up by a group of aficionados of 18th century history and customs. Further information: Loviisa Tourist Office tel. +358 (0)19 555 234,

Ruukki Picnic July 7th


Ruukki Picnic brings together people with love for old cars and motorcycles to the Strömfors Iron Works. You can look forward to waxed and shiny vehicles, relaxed summer vibes and live music. Further information: tel. +358 (0)40 768 6695

The event Liljevisan (Lily Songs), which last year became hugely popular, takes place at the pavilion of Liljendalgården in Sävträsk, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28th and at the Loviisa Laivasilta pavilion at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29th. This year we will hear for instance Annika Cleo-Hultman. The event is organized by the City of Loviisa and the association Visans Vänner i Östnyland. Further information: tel. +358 (0)40 566 1307

The Liljendal Days The Liljendal Days are celebrated in Sävträsk on June 15th–17th. The event brings together both the young and the old. The programme consists of a traditional market and in the evening a dance in a rural setting. You can get acquainted with domestic animals, locally produced goods and the work methods of the olden days. There is also music and programme for children. The parish organizes a church concert on Friday June 15th and a church service is held on Sunday, June 17th. Further information: tel. +358 (0)440 555 354



Fascination of Roses in Loviisa July 6th–8th 2012 Loviisa will be charmed by the lovely roses in all their possible forms on July 6th–8th. In addition to the gardens of Loviisa, the roses are found in poetry, music and art. Apart from rose exhibitions by individual artists, professors from the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg will give courses on pastel painting of roses. Master painter Airi Kallio introduces the public to the secrets of decorative painting and rose tea in the famous building Kappeli, which currently is undergoing renovation. Roses and chocolate meet on Jaakko Halmetoja’s courses on crude chocolate. The courses are given at Restaurant Degerby Gille, in a building built in the 17th century. Other flowers and herbs are also present on the menu of the restaurant. However, roses can be found in the beverages and delicacies offered by other cafés and restaurants in Loviisa. The Rose Dance takes place at Laivasilta on Saturday, July 7th.

OLDEN DAYS August 25th–26th 2012 A shingle machine and a spudder are at work when old farming tools and methods are presented in the Jokela Home District Museum in Ruotsinkylä village during the Olden Days Event. For more information: tel. +358 (0)19 619 632 or +358 (0)400 152 858

Expert lectures teach us of the history and cultivation of roses and the scent of roses charm us at the popular rose soap courses. The local shops offer the rose theme in delicacies, utensils, fabrics, wall paper and ornamental objects. The children have not been forgotten either – they can see the real Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose, in a fairy tale park adorned by children. This year the theme of the rose event is “The Rose – The Flower of Love”. In honour of this everyone is invited to a genuine rose wedding in the recently renovated Loviisa church. The first wedding fair of the Wedding City of Loviisa is also arranged in connection with the weekend. All the lovely wedding churches in the city are presented during the fair. Organizer: the association Loviisan Wanhat Talot ry Further information:

BackyardRock Rough-grained rock music already for the eighth time during the two-day event on July 27th–28th 2012. Further information:



Small Ships’ Race July 21 st –22 nd The Small Ships’ Race is a sailing race for classic wooden boats. People arrive from afar to admire the stars of the race, the traditional Baltic Sea workboats. Conveniently for the spectators, the race takes place on the Bay of Loviisa. The boat festival lasts for the weekend and includes plenty of other activities - from a children’s playground to night dances and the Miss Loviisa contest. The sailing contests and the parallel events can be seen on a big screen. For more information: Loviisan Laivasilta ry, tel. +358 (0)40 554 7449

THE PEACE FORUM CELEBRATES ITS 25th ANNIVERSArY Loviisa Peace Forum celebrates its 25th anniversary on August 4th–6th 2012. There is music, peace pancakes and information on the activities of the peace organizations on Loviisa Market Square at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 4th. The event continues with peace seminars. Mass on the topic of peace is held at Loviisa church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 5th. On Monday, August 6th, a beautiful candle procession starts at Laivasilta at 10 p.m. in the dusk. The procession ends at the Plagen beach. The Peace Forum programme also consists of exhibitions, films and discussions. Further information: tel. +358 (0)45 7840 5574

Photo: Eddie Bruce’s collections

LOVIISA SINGING FESTIVAL August 5th The power of singing is enormous. People sing for freedom, out of despair, for better or for worse, to praise and to protest, to celebrate or to lament – but above all, to be happy. The renowned Loviisa Singing Festival started in 1899 and it has attracted both choirs and people who enjoy collective singing at the historic fortresses in Loviisa. During its peak year, 1971, nearly 8,000 music lovers gathered at Bastion Ungern. The international and multilingual choir event will again take place at Bastion Ungern on Sunday, August 5th. Organizer: the association Loviisan laulu ry. Further information: tel. +358 (0)45 7840 5574


The Loviisa Sibelius Festival August 16th–18th At the Loviisa Sibelius Festival, you can enjoy the very best of chamber music. In his youth, the composer Jean Sibelius spent several summers in Loviisa. The sun, the sea, summer and light filled him with impressions that were to inspire him for the rest of his life. This is also the frame in which international artists – and the festival audience – interpret Sibelius. The Loviisa Sibelius Festival is characterised by its warm, youthful atmosphere. Over the years, this traditional festival has brought a number of stars to the town under the management of artistic director Jan-Erik Gustafsson. Tickets and more information available at: Loviisa Cultural Office, tel. +358 (0)440 555 499




Loviisa Trotting Race

Jan. 31st

February market on Loviisa market square

April 3rd

April market on Loviisa market square

May 1

The Loviisa summer trotting race track is known for its unique atmosphere. In addition to the betting you can enjoy good company and refreshments at the café. In the summer of 2012 there are 5 races in Loviisa: at 6:30 p.m. on May 28th, June 25th, July 9th, 16th and 26th. For more information, visit


Summer opening at Laivasilta

May 12th

Summer season opening at the Strömfors Iron Works

May 25th

Loviisa City Shopping by Night

May 27


Open Gardens in Loviisa

June 3rd

Open Gardens in Loviisa

June 8th–10th Rootsinpyhtää Bluegrass & Rendezvous June 10th

Open Gardens in Loviisa

June 12th

Midsummer market on Loviisa market square

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June 22nd

Galleries in Loviisa Aleksanterin Taidevintti Aleksanterinkatu 8 in the centre tel. +358 (0)40 512 5508 open during summer on Thursdays 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Gallery Jupiter Wanha Navetta Strömfors Iron Works tel.+358 (0)50 575 5084 open by reservation Gallery Klassiset Veneet Laivasilta tel. +358 (0)500 491 703 open during summer

Gallery Saltbodan Laivasilta 4, tel. +358 (0)19 532 572 open during summer Kai Nissinen Home Gallery Karttuhuoneenkatu 2 in the centre tel. +358 (0)40 516 1229 open by reservation Päivi Melamies Home Gallery tel. +358 (0)40 512 5508 open by reservation Tallinvintti at the Strömfors Iron Works Ruukintie 10, Strömfors Iron Works tel. +358 (0)440 555 499 open during summer

June 30

Midsummer Dance at Laivasilta


the 18th century

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July 7th July 7

Ruukki PICNIC at the Strömfors Iron Works


Rose Dance at Laivasilta

July 14th

Gallery Theodor, Mariankatu 21, in the centre Open on Tue and Thu 11 a.m.–3 p.m., on Wed and Fri 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sat 11 a.m–2 p.m. tel.+358 (0)40 749 3790,


Iron Works Day at the Strömfors Iron Works

July 21st–22nd Small Ships’ Race July 27th–28th Backyard Rock July 28th–29th Liljevisan (Lily Songs) Aug. 4th

Kymijoki River Day

Aug. 4th–6th Peace Forum Aug. 5th

Loviisa Singing Festival

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Jan. 3rd–21st Frida Packalén Jan. 24th–Feb. 11th Maire Jarvansalo Feb. 14th–March 3rd Anja Mustonen March 6th–24th Lea and Antti Seppälä March 27th–April 14th Leena Haapiseva (memorial exhibition) April 17th–May 5th Riszard Buda May 8th–26th Adult students at Valkon Kansalaisopisto May 29th–June 16th Sanna Halme and Mari Aulinen June 19th– July 7th Anu Björkqvist and Minna Kakkola July 10th–28th Aino Ulmanen July 31st–Aug. 18th Lars Carling Aug. 21st–Sept. 8th Annual exhibition of the art association Sept. 11th–29th Sari Olin Oct. 2nd–20th Juha-Pekka Ikäheimo Oct. 23rd–Nov. 10th 40th anniversary exhibition of the art association Nov. 13th– 30th Jaakko Stick Dec. 4th–22nd Christmas exhibition of the art association

Fascination of Roses


Garden Sighting



Reader’s Event of the Östra Nyland newspaper

June 30th– July 1st The King Comes to Loviisa – a weekend in the spirit of

Autumn market in Pernaja

Aug. 21st

Loviisa Day market on Loviisa market square

Aug. 25th

Loviisa Day

Aug. 25

Night of the Ancient Fires at Laivasilta


Aug. 25th–26th Historical Houses of Loviisa – Traditional Finnish Building

and Renovation Days

Aug. 25th–26th Olden Days at Jokela Home District Museum Aug. 25th–26th Autumn and handicrafts market at Laivasilta Sept. 29th

Harvest Feast at Laivasilta

Oct. 2nd

Autumn market on Loviisa market square

Nov. 30th

Opening of Christmas Time - Loviisa City Shopping by Night

Dec. 4th

Christmas market on Loviisa market square

Dec. 8th

Christmas and handicrafts market at Laivasilta

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Dec. 13th

St. Lucia celebration on Loviisa market square and in the church

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4 Medieval Stone Church of Pernaja 13 Labby Manor 5 Rönnäs Cottage and Recreation Centre 14 Rönnäs Archipelago Museum 15 Kabböle summer market 16 Sarvisalo summer market 6 Lurens Summer Theatre 7 Malmgård’s Castle 8 Liljendal Church 9 Kalle’s track, hiking track 10 Strömfors Iron Works 11 Kukuljärvi hiking trail 12 Jokela Home District Museum

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Loviisa Tourist Office

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3 Old Town and Degerby Gille 4 The Fortifications Ungern and Rosen


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6 Loviisa church 7 Orthodox Church 8 Loviisa Town Museum 9 Bonga Castle 10 Main Library 11 Myllyharju Ridge 12 Kukkukivi – view tower 13 Plagen Beach 14 Loviisa Power Plant 15 km 15 Hotel-Restaurant Degerby 16 Business Hotel Pilasterit 17 Hotel Zilton

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19 Tamminiemi Holiday Resort 20 Ulrikanhovi and Ukkola 21 Trotting track


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