Page 1

H E IS GUID L L G E

ENE TRAV

Small town, great experiences

E

FR

visitloviisa.fi

2017

1


2


The coastal Loviisa

is the best

small town in Finland! Loviisa, founded in 1745, has an interesting history. The town features fabulous town architecture, an inviting guest harbour and a unique feeling created by historical buildings, blooming gardens and a compact town centre. Pictorial countryside, beautiful archipelago, old Strömfors Iron Works milieu and versatile outdoor life opportunities will optimise your visit. And of course the children will also enjoy themselves in this home town of children’s Jill and Joy (Onneli and Anneli) movies. All this you can find along the E18 highway, less than an hour’s drive from Helsinki and within easy reach from Porvoo, Kotka and Kouvola. Visitors and inhabitants receive services in both domestic languages. The Loviisa-dwellers are the friendliest along the south coast of Finland, wishing their guests warmly welcome.

Free parking!

Welcome to Loviisa! visitloviisa.fi

CONTENTS

Sights p. 4 • Events p.10 • Nature & Activities p.16 • Shopping p.18 • Eat & Drink p.20 • Service catalogue p.26

Horses, cows, pigs and whatever other animals. The very best travel experiences for free here in the countryside! #loviisa #moogoesthecow

Hey we are having fun, next time you’ll come along! The seawater was no warmer than +12 Centigrade, but the archipelago is awesome. The Svartholma Sea Fortress is like Fort Suomenlinna in Helsinki, only smaller. #loviisa #geocache

What facilities for outdoor life! Hiking, biking, canoeing … you name it … in an epic old iron works milieu! #eventhedoglikesit #strömforsironworks 3


Just like in the old times!

Wooden houses

& cobblestone streets The historical lower part of town by the seaside is one of the most uniform 18th century wooden town sections in Finland. Cobblestones, sandy alleys, sheltered courtyards and bright-coloured facades make you smile. Loviisa has the 1970s town architect Elmar Badermann to thank for preserving the lower town plan, town structure and the valuable old buildings as an intact whole.

4


SIGHTS

Catch the sights

It is wonderful just to wander around in Loviisa, but there are some unique sights you do not want to miss. For example, the beautiful market square and its surroundings, the central library and its ceiling paintings, the Kappelinpuisto Park, town museum, old lower town, Suolatori (the ”Salt square”) and the Laivasilta area (with old salt warehouses turned into restaurants and shops). Other points of interest are the Myllyharju windmill and the Kukkukivi tower, a panorama lookout over the sea, the fortresses, the Ehrensvärd hiking route for history and nature lovers, Svartholma Sea Fortress, the medieval Pernaja church and the old Strömfors Iron Works. Allow yourself to be attracted by Loviisa’s most beautiful sights!

Guests, boats & evening sun The Laivasilta area is the pulsing heart of Loviisa in the summer. Restaurants, the guest harbour, shops, the maritime museum, the Jill and Joy playground, the packet yacht Österstjernan, salt warehouses – there is plenty to see in the area. Enjoy your summer days in this relaxed atmosphere. LAIVASILTA GUEST HARBOUR • 60 berths, depth in the guest harbour 2,7 m • Water, electricity, fuelling, bicycle rental, waste collection, septic tank exhaustion, mailbox, internet • The service building offers sauna and shower, laundromats and driers • Harbour fee 18€/boat/day • The guest harbour is open daily from June 1st to August 31st, and in May and September on request See visitloviisa.fi, loviisa.fi, tel. +358 440 555 883

At the pier of the Classic Boat Society you can admire beautiful wooden boats and let your thoughts sail freely out to the sea. For more information of other guest harbours in Loviisa, see loviisa.fi or the brochure Boat harbours in the Eastern Gulf of Finland. The brochure is available only in Finnish, Swedish and Russian.

Regards from Laivasilta and the guest harbour! Great atmosphere and lots of fun pastime for the kids. Hop on a bike – the parks, wooden houses and gardens are right by. #whatelsecanyouwishfor #summerfun 5


re

Big Adventu

Preliminary timetable for 2017 BOAT TRAFFIC SCHEDULE Boat schedule for the summer 2017 will be published later in the spring.

Svartholma Sea Fortress

vaults, history, fun & excitement Svartholma Sea Fortress at the entrance to the Bay of Loviisa is a popular excursion destination for the whole family, reachable by both private boats and scheduled boat services. There are plenty of free berths for boats. Inside the fortress, the island’s colourful history is exhibited. In the summertime, guided walks are arranged, and there are two playgrounds and several campfire sites on the island. The relaxed summer restaurant offers live music during several weekends. Further information on Svartholma and its services is available from Loviisa Tourist Office, tel. +358 40 555 3387 visitloviisa.fi,

Svartholma is a sister fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki, belonging to the same defence chain of fortresses. The fortification of the island was started in 1748 according to the plans made by Colonel Augustin Ehrensvärd. Most of the work was finished during the 1750s.

GUIDED WALKING TOURS Take a guided walking tour in Svartholma and hear about the fortification history of the island. The price for a guided tour is 6€/adult, 3€/child (aged 7–12). June 14th–August 13th 2017, Wednesday through Sunday at 4 p.m. in Finnish, at 5 p.m. in Swedish. In English upon request during aforementioned tours. Further guided tours available on request. SVARTHOLMA – AN ISLAND FOR SOLDIERS, PRISONERS AND VISITORS The exhibition of the fortress history is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon till 6 p.m, starting June 14th until August 13th 2017. CAFÉ SVARTHOLM Open from June 2nd until August 27th 2017; cafesvartholm.fi, tel. +358 40 359 3739

The Swedish command in Svartholma came to an end in 1808, when Svartholma surrendered almost without resistance to Russia. During the Crimean war in 1855 an English squadron blasted the fortress, and the ruins were left as they were.

nationalparks.fi/svartholma

6 Rights for modifications reserved!


Loviisa church

Windmill

Kukkukivi tower

The imposing neo-gothic church in the centre of Loviisa was finished in 1865. The red-brick church was designed by the architect G.T. Chiewitz and built in 1862–1865 after the previous wooden church was destroyed in a town fire in 1855. Some artefacts could be rescued from the old church and put on display at the present one, e.g. the old altar piece and crucifix, as well as the clock and the brass crown in the sacristy.

The windmill is a beautiful sight on top of the Myllyharju ridge, about 200 metres from the church. According to lore, there used to be ten mills on the ridge up until the end of the 19th century. The present restored windmill was brought there in 1926.

From the beautiful nationalromantic Kukkukivi you can enjoy a panorama view over the Bay of Loviisa. The tower was designed by architect K. Hjelt in 1906, as part of Loviisa’s history as a spa town. The visitors to the spa took walks here to admire the scenery and breathe in fresh sea air. The nicely restored cast iron Kukkukivi is located on the ridge in the middle of Loviisa, and it is still a very popular place to stop for a moment of rest.

Brandensteininkatu 2

The town of Loviisa received its name from

Adolf Fredrik, the King of Sweden

The Bastions, Ungern and Rosen The fortress bastions Ungern and Rosen are grand landmarks of Loviisa town centre. Designed by Augustin Ehrensvärd, the construction of the fortresses to safeguard the eastern border of Sweden was started in 1748. According to the original plan, the whole town would have been surrounded by the fortress, but only a part of the construction was finished. The bastions Ungern and Rosen were almost done, as well as their earthfill embankments. The ruined walls of the bastions have been repaired often over time, and both of them are presently used as recreation areas.

who was so charmed by the town that he named it after his spouse, Queen

Lovisa Ulrika.

Market Square & Town Hall Most of the stately 19th century stone houses surrounding the town market square have their origins in the office of the architect Georg Chiewitz. The market square milieu remains uniquely intact. THE LOVIISA MARKET SQUARE IS OPEN Winter, September 1st–April 30th: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer, May 2nd–August 31st: Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. SPECIAL MARKET DAYS IN 2017 February Market: Tuesday February 14th April Market: Tuesday April 11th Midsummer Market: Tuesday June 13th Loviisa Day Market: Tuesday August 22nd Autumn Market: Saturday October 7th Christmas Market: Saturday December 9th. loviisa.fi

7


M.aux Österstjernan

Plenty of wind,

waves & sunshine

The packet yacht Österstjernan has sailed on the Bay of Loviisa since 2006. Public cruises, day cruises and youth cruises are available from Laivasilta. The original Österstjernan was built in 1813-14 in Pietarsaari to transport freight and travellers between Loviisa and Stockholm; the present ship was built according to the original ship documentation and paintings from the 1820s.

May 13th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bird watching cruise to Orrengrund, price 60€/person May 20th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bird watching cruise to Orrengrund, price 60€/person June 8th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sail Training Ladies to Svartholma, price 45€/person June 15th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sail West cruise for men to Svartholma, price 45€/person July 1st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rose Cruise for families to Svartholma, price 40€/adult, children under 15 for free July 6th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Senior cruise to Kaunissaari at Pyhtää, price 60€/person July 12th to 14th Youth cruise to Kotka, price 120€. July 16th to 19th Youth cruise from Loviisa to Turku, price 180€. July 21st to 24th Youth cruise from Turku to Loviisa, price 180€. July 29th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public cruise to Pellinki summer market, price 50€/adult, 25€/child August 4th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Public cruise to Kaunissaari at Pyhtää, price 60€/person August 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family cruise to Svartholma, price 35€/ adult, 14€/child Advance booking! Private cruises also from osterstjernan.fi tel. +358 44 720 3588, +358 400 120 929

Cruises on board

M/s J. L Runeberg Visit Loviisa by boat – is there a better way to spend a beautiful summer day than take a cruise from Helsinki to Loviisa along our scenic southern coast, through the spectacular archipelago! Departures from Helsinki Market Square on July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 10 a.m. and from Loviisa at 5.30 p.m. Price for a two-way ticket: 55€/adult, 49€/senior citizen, 29€/child (aged 7–16). msjlruneberg.fi Reservations: tel. +358 19 524 3331

8

Photo: Pepe Kallioinen

Sail on board


You would love this! Strömfors Iron Works area is so beautiful and fun! #hairinthewind

The forge museum at the Strömfors Iron Works is open daily from June 1st to August 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on June 23rd and 24th), from May 13th to 31st and August 14th to 31st on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance free of charge. loviisa.fi Ruukintie 11 A, tel. +358 440 555 357

Forging shows at the Upper Forge May 13th and from June 10th until August 26th on Saturdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. (excl. June 24th).

The Tallinvintti gallery offers changing art exhibitions during the summer. Open from May 13th to August 27th, Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ruukintie 10, 07970 Ruotsinpyhtää

Ruukinmylly open air summer theatre

Strömfors Iron works

handicrafts, delicacies & theatre experiences Johan Creutz founded the iron works in 1698 and later sold it to Jacob Forsell and Anders Nohrström. In 1790, the 31-yearold Virginia af Forselles became manager of the works, and she continued to manage it for almost 60 years. Most of the present buildings are from this period. The octagonal wooden Ruotsinpyhtää church is open for the public during summertime.

The Strömfors Iron Works area is characterized by craftsmanship and its scenic surroundings, perfect for picnicking and hiking. You can visit the forge museum, watch forging at the upper forge, admire art exhibitions at Tallinvintti gallery and enjoy the open air summer theatre at Ruukinmylly. Cafés, restaurants, swimming – everything is available at the little picturesque forging village.

KEIHÄSMATKAT (in Finnish) from June 17th until July 15th. naurutakuu.fi, tel. +358 50 301 2563

River cruises on River Kymijoki on Saturdays from June 1st until July 31st 2017 (excluding June 24th), starting point the Lower Forge pier at 11 a.m, 12.15 p.m, 1.30 p.m. and 2.45 p.m. Duration about 1 hour (From Pyhtää to the Iron Works at 10 a.m. and from the Iron Works to Pyhtää at 4 p.m.). Tel. +358 44 3433 100

Scooter safaris and scooter rental

on advance booking, vespasafari.fi

Eija’s Garden English-style garden experiences. tel. +358 40 505 0824, eijasgarden.fi

visitstromfors.com, visitloviisa.fi

9


August 25

th

The Loviisa day & Kimppa (“Togetherness”) event

en

Rose Gard

th th August 26 –27

The Historical Houses of Loviisa event The Historical Houses of Loviisa – Traditional Finnish Building and Renovation Days during the last weekend of August is the public’s favourite summer event year after year. During these days dedicated for traditional construction and renovation, historical over 100-year-old private homes open their doors for the public. The Historical Houses of Loviisa is also the largest event in Finland opening up gardens and courtyards for the public eye, not forgetting an integral part of the program, recycling of old furniture and artefacts. If you have not experienced this event yet, it is worth a visit! The atmosphere in Loviisa peaks, with over 15,000 guests over the weekend. loviisanwanhattalot.fi

I love my new home town, they even filmed Jill & Joy here. I also love the fact that I am not alone with my renovation project. Welcome for a visit at the end of August during the Historical Houses of Loviisa event! #welcometoloviisa

10


EVENTS

Loviisa is

worth

experiencing Come and let the Loviisa bug bite you, thus you will have a good excuse to come back. Loviisa’s charm lies in its beauty and friendliness, relaxed atmosphere and versatile events with a personalized touch.

11


The town is full of lovely gardens, you will have to see these! #fingersintothedirt #maypop #gardenparadise

nd st th d 11th, July 1 –2 th May 28 , June 4 an

Open Gardens

in Loviisa

Seedling markets, open gardens, rose gardens, produce gardens, town yards, classical shaped gardens, a still pond with wetland plants – the variety of Loviisa’s open gardens is abundant. Come for inspiration and tips!

Photo: Harri Koste

avoimetpuutarhatloviisa.com

th th June 9 –11

Rootsinpyhtaa Blue­ grass & Rendezvous Bluegrass is performed for the 30th time already in the idyllic Strömfors milieu at the beginning of June. The festival brings the best foreign and domestic bluegrass bands to Strömfors. This relaxed and swinging event is built around a picnic. rootsinpyhtaa.fi 12

June 28

th

nd st July 1 –2

July 22

nd

Picnic on the Beach

Roses & Gardens

Roots’n Boots

A relaxed family event at Plagen, the public beach of Loviisa with picnic food, music and other pleasant pastime. No attendance charge.

A weekend with roses everywhere and fascination of roses all over in gardens, concerts, restaurants and parks.

loviisa.fi

loviisanwanhattalot.fi

Roots music at Strömfors Iron Works. The public is entertained by South River Allstars, Creek Road Eleven, Sherwood Tigers, Hilland Playboys and The Ronski Gang. In the Saloon: Pauli Halme and Antti Vuorenmaa. rootsnboots.fi


nd st July 21 –22

Small Ships’ Race The Small Ships’ Race is a boat festival, the biggest single event at Laivasilta. It builds around a sailing race for classic wooden boats and a lively evening program. laivasilta.fi

e

Photo: Jouni Viitala

Sea Breez

July 8

th

The King

comes to Loviisa

General Armfelt’s Carolean army and the Russian troops in Loviisa: An 18th century camp and battle, gunpowder smoke and sputter at Bastion Ungern. facebook.com/kuningassaapuu

th th August 4 –6

Loviisa Peace Forum This is the 30th anniversary of Loviisa Peace Forum, a meeting place for people, ideas and religions. Loviisa Song Festival is arranged in connection with the Peace Forum on Sunday August 6th 2017. rauhanfoorumi.fi

13


LET’S DO IT TOGETHER!

Loviisa celebrates independent Finland The centenary celebration of Finland in Loviisa is a joint effort of various participants, Loviisa-dwellers and associations. E.g. the following events are organized: MAY 9TH: THE EASTERN UUSIMAA RUN MAY 12TH: SPRUCE PLANTING FESTIVITIES A spruce of the future is planted in the Commandant’s Garden. Later, Loviisadwellers will be able to celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence by planting a small spruce forest along Saaristotie road together. tulevaisuudenkuusi.fi

th th August 26 –27

The Delicatessen Park In connection with the Historical Houses of Loviisa event in the Karlskronabulevardi Park. Food producers and artisans exhibit and sell their products, and a café serves food prepared from locally produced raw materials.

th th August 26 –27

Olden Days in the Jokela Home District Museum A unique private collection of old farming equipment exhibited. During these days you can try the olden days machinery yourself. jokelanmuseo.info

Tel. +358 50 518 4632

AUGUST 25TH: KIMPPA “TOGETHERNESS” All citizens, associations and enterprises of Loviisa are invited to participate in the Loviisa day festivities. The countdown to our Independence day, ”100 days to a century”, begins. DECEMBER 4TH–8TH: INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEK, THE WHOLE TOWN CELEBRATES. EXHIBITIONS: January 25th–April 29th: Our home country in school placards, Almintalo Cultural Centre May 12th 2017–January 7th 2018: ”Finland 100 – 10 decades in Loviisa”, Loviisa town museum LECTURES: A centenary celebration series of lectures in Loviisa adult education centres, ”TaideSatanen” (“Art100”) from autumn 2017 to spring 2018. Further information on Finland’s centenary year celebration program in Loviisa from loviisa.fi/suomi100, visitloviisa.fi

Loviisa Trotting Races TRADITIONAL SUMMER TROTTING RACES Monday May 29th at 6 p.m. Monday June 12th at 6 p.m. Monday June 26th at 6 p.m. Thursday July 13th at 6 p.m. Monday July 24th at 6 p.m. Adults 6€, seniors 4€, children under 16 free of charge. loviisanravit.fi

14

th 0th September 7 –1

The Loviisa Sibelius Festival

This chamber music festival in honour of Jean Sibelius brings a selection of international musicians to the fabulous concert venues in Loviisa. The time Sibelius spent in Loviisa as a youth filled him with indelible impressions: the sun and the sea, summer and light were sources that inspired him for the rest of his life. The international top artists as well as the festival audience will revisit these feelings. loviisansibeliuspaivat.fi

A weekend filled with music!


Loviisa

Events in 2017! April 9th: Reformation 500 – A celebration of Mikael Agricola and the Lutheran reformation at Pernaja village centre April 11th: April Market at the Loviisa market square May 13th: Opening of the summer season at Strömfors Iron Works May 28th, June 4th and 11th and July 1st–2nd: Loviisa Open Gardens May 29th, June 12th and 26th, July 13th and 24th: Loviisa Trotting Races June 9th–11th: Rootsinpyhtaa Bluegrass & Rendezvous at Strömfors Iron Works June 13th: Midsummer Market at Loviisa market square June 16th–18th: Liljendal Days June 18th: Sun and Joy of Sibelius Concert at Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli June 23rd: Midsummer festivities at Laivasilta July 1st–2nd: Roses & Gardens July 1st and 8th: One o’clock signal at Laivasilta th rd nd cember 9 –10 December 2 –3 & De

th

The Real Christmas Can Be Found in Loviisa

Loviisa Christmas and the Traditional Christmas Homes events celebrate their 10th anniversary. The popularity of Loviisa Christmas has increased every year, but it is still an easygoing event in a comfortable scale. It concentrates around the numerous private houses that open their doors for the public, Traditional Christmas Homes, every one of which is different. Rummage sales, open markets and other small-scale events top off these sympathetic Christmas weekends. December 1st: Opening of the Christmas season December 2nd: Christmas market at Laivasilta December 2nd–3rd: Christmas at Strömfors Iron Works December 9th–10th: Christmas market at Malmgård Manor visitloviisa.fi

July 8th: The King comes to Loviisa July 8th: Ruukki PICNIC at Strömfors Iron Works July 21st–22nd: Small Ships’ Race boat festival at Laivasilta July 22nd: Roots’n Boots music festival at Strömfors Iron Works August 4th–6th: Loviisa Peace Forum August 11th: Loviisa commemoration of the first Jaegers’ arrival by the UC-57 submarine in Finland August 22nd: Loviisa day Market at Loviisa market square August 25th: Loviisa day & the Kimppa (“Togetherness”) event August 26th: Night of the Ancient Fires at Laivasilta August 26th–27th: Historical Houses of Loviisa August 26th–27th: Delicatessen Park along Karlskronabulevardi August 26th–27th: Laivasilta Market August 26th–27th: Olden Days at Jokela Home District Museum September 2nd–3rd: Nature Always Wins ® – A Wellbeing Festival at Strömfors Iron Works September 7th–10th: Loviisa Sibelius Festival September 7th: Autumn Market at Loviisa market square November 4th: Kekri (harvest festival) at Strömfors Iron Works December 2nd–3rd and 9th–10th: Loviisa Christmas, Traditional Christmas Homes December 9th: Christmas Market at Loviisa market square December 9th–10th: Christmas Market at Malmgård Manor MORE EVENTS: visitloviisa.fi, facebook.com/visitloviisa loviisa.fi, evenemax.fi

15


Plagen Beach

Nature & Activities Excitement and speed, or silence and quiet? Those who like to exercise will be charmed by the versatile outdoor sports facilities Loviisa has to offer. Welcome to enjoy fresh air and feel good!

Ehrensvärd’s trail

Plagen, the beach right in the town centre, is the sunbathers’ heaven. Cute blue beach huts and the Casino Park tennis courts right across from them create an unparalleled sight. Rent a rowboat, sunbed or other prerequisites for a perfect summer day at the beach. Kapteenintie, Loviisa

Other beaches

• Taikaranta beach, Taikarannantie (Lake Hopjärvi), Sävträsk • Valko beach, road signs from Saukkolahdentie and Kalevantie • Kiramo beach, Kiramontie, Ruotsinpyhtää village centre • Lake Särkjärvi beach south, Särkjärventie, Tesjoki

Swimming sites • • • • • •

Rönnäs, Museotie, Isnäs Kukuljärvi, Stormossantie, Ruotsinpyhtää Bäston, Björkholmantie, Pernaja village centre Koskenkylä, Staffaksentie, Koskenkylä Riissalmi, Riissalmentie, Niemistö Särkjärvi north, Kesärannantie, Petjärvi

Tennis courts The Casino Park tennis courts are situated right next to Plagen beach. The three clay courts attract plenty of players in the summertime. The tennis club arranges courses and lessons. Kapteenintie, Loviisa

The beautiful Ehrensvärd’s trail starting from the Rosen and Ungern fortresses is of historical interest. Along the twokilometre trail you can enjoy nature and study the different stages of the fortress construction.

Sports fields

Starting points at Urheilutie or Ungernintie.

Soccer

Kukuljärvi trail

At the central sports field, soccer is played on natural grass, whereas the Finnish school centre is equipped with an artificial grass field. At Seppäläntie, there is a new large artificial grass field. Almost every village has a sand field.

The 8-kilometre Kukuljärvi hiking trail starts from Strömfors Iron Works and leads you through heights and breathtaking scenery. The route is partly non-accessible for the physically challenged. Non-slip shoes are recommended due to some rocky inclines. Puistokuja 1, Ruotsinpyhtää

Kalle’s hike Kalle’s 11.5-kilometre hike through Liljendal forests is a meandering trail with a few demanding climbs. There are some campfire sites and lean-tos along the trail. You can start from e.g. the crosscountry skiing tracks at Sävträsk. Kirkkotie, Sävträsk Print maps to the trails and hikes at loviisa.fi > Liikunta ja ulkoilu or fetch them from Loviisa Tourist Office.

Summer Paradise

There are several sports sites within easy reach in Loviisa, facilitating track & field, soccer and other ballgames. All facilities can be found at loviisa.fi

Särkjärvi

Skating A skating park is located in town centre, behind the railway tracks, the church and the Finnish school centre. Skaters, scooters and BX bikers can all practice and show off here.

Kukuljärvi

Frisbee Golf The 18-fairway frisbee golf course on the sandy ridge of Valko is one of the best and most versatile in Finland. Here you can spend a relaxed family day or challenge yourself to great results. frisbeegolfradat.fi Hiekkaharjuntie 45, Valko

16 Frisbee golf course at Valko


There are superb canoeing chances in Loviisa: you can paddle even with your head down below the surface! When will you join us? #lovsteri #realmenusecanoes

Canoeing

Plagen

The Bay of Loviisa and the shielded archipelago, numerous rivers… The opportunities for canoeing are plenty. A beginner can start the hobby safely under the guidance of a canoeing and wilderness guide. Equipment and guides can be rented at Adventure and sports service Valpuri. facebook.com/valpurillavesille

Bicycling Both mountain and road bikers enjoy the fantastic natural environment and ample route choices at Loviisa. You can ride on traditional country roads or seek your paths through beautiful forests. Bikes for town riding available at Laivasilta Guest Harbour and Sunny Bikes at the Hotel Degerby. sunnybikes.fi

Photo: Honkarakenne Oyj

Casino Park tennis courts

Climbing Numerous steep cliffs and demanding rocks can be found in our forests. Challenge yourself, either with a guide or by yourself, to climb the marked walls or high cliffs. Mount Huuhkajavuori and the Haukkakallio cliff at Ruotsinpyhtää are routes maintained by the Kotka climbing association. kotkankiipeilyseura.fi

Golf & Fishing

Volleyball court at Plagen

Photo: Markus Nyman

Sea Golf Rönnäs

At the coastal Rönnäs you will find plenty of opportunities for active leisure. Golf fans, both leisurely and pro, enjoy the great 27-hole golf course. You can spend your holiday in high-class cottages and enjoy the archipelago by boat, fishing and picnicking. ronnas.fi, seagolf.fi

Strömfors Outdoor Strömfors Outdoor at Strömfors Iron Works is a leisure centre specialized in outdoor experiences. You can rent equipment there, reserve guides for trekking and enjoy canoeing, biking, hiking, climbing... stromforsoutdoor.com

17 Ehrensvärd’s trail


Suolatori

and Laivasilta Krinti is located right next to Suolatori (“Salt Square�). The shop is a mixture of old and new, design and draping services. Krinti, Kuningattarenkatu 2

Karamaloo at Laivasilta is a happily bright shop offering African products with a collection of its own and a good mission. Karamaloo Laivasilta in Loviisa karamaloo.fi

SHOPPING

Fun & sustainable shopping In Loviisa town centre you can find interesting specialized shops with highquality, innovative selections. The town is also famous for its quality flea markets, where irresistible finds can be made.

18


The shops in the town centre... …are usually open until 5 or 6 p.m. on weekdays and until (1 or) 2 p.m. on Saturdays. From the centre, you can find several specialized shops and fun little places with a character of their own. The majority of the specialized shops are located along Aleksanterinkatu, Kuningattarenkatu and Mariankatu.

Flea markets

Artisans and markets

Loviisa flea markets are getting famous, which is no wonder. They are several in number and they have a good, moderately priced selection of products. Come and make surprising finds!

The art of Loviisa’s artisans and ceramists is best available at the various events and markets, as well as directly from their studios. Handicrafts can also be bought at the markets and the shop called Hulda Huoleton.

Suurkirppis, Mariankatu 22 suurkirppis.fi Kirppis-Aitat, Aleksanterinkatu 3 Wanhakierto-Finafynd Degerbynkatu 10, samaria.fi

Rouva Hulda Huoleton Aleksanterinkatu 5

The summer shops at Strömfors Iron Works The idyllic summer shops at Strömfors Iron Works offer a variety of handicrafts, gifts, ceramics and clogs from many makers and sellers. The Pin-Up Garage offers time travel into womanhood and glamour in their shop, studio and courses. visitstromfors.com

Vadelmatarha, Kuningattarenkatu 3 vadelmatarha.fi

Malmgård Manor, shop and brewery

Photo: Brendan Austin

The Malmgård Manor grounds are organically farmed. The manor shop sells the estate’s own produce, including delicious emmer rices, and the Count even has his own brewery. The awarded Malmgård brewery beers and ciders are products of careful manual labour. You can take a tour of the brewery or just enjoy the atmosphere in the shop. Manor tours on public opening days and on advance booking for groups. Malmgård 47, 07720 Malmgård, malmgard.fi

19


20


t

Sweet Spo

EAT & DRINK

Delicious moments one after another The crown of an eventful day is a good meal. The atmospheric cafés and restaurants at Loviisa are a challenge to your figure! But who would care during a vacation.

Laivasilta area At Café-Restaurant Saltbodan at Laivasilta you can spend enjoyable summer evenings listening to ambient music. The restaurant waits on tables, and the atmospheric bar uses half a boat as a counter. Beautiful summer days are best enjoyed by sitting in the outside area. Right next to the beach, Café-Restaurant Laivasilta serves barbeque food and delicious hamburgers to be enjoyed in the evening sun. Café-Restaurant Laivasilta Laivasilta 11, cdfastfood.fi

Beer and wine house Ölvin and Bistro Cantor The beer and wine house Ölvin and Bistro Cantor boast the most voluminous terrace couches in town, make sure that you can get up from them! The place is located at the lower courtyard of the old cantor’s house, between the Salt Square Suolatori and Beach Park Rantapuisto – across from Laivasilta. Bistro Cantor & Ölvin Beer and wine house Mariankatu 1 bistrocantor.fi, olvin.fi

Café-Restaurant Saltbodan Laivasilta 4, saltbodan.fi

21


Greetings from Loviisa! A sympathetic little town with a lot going on. Many flea markets, old town and nice cafés. #youdcertainlylikeit

Tuhannen tuskan kahvila Tuhannen tuskan kahvila (The café of one thousand pains) in the historical lower town is a sight in itself. In its peaceful inner courtyard you will forget all rush and hurry. Bring a friend or a magazine! The mistress’s salty doughnuts, or soughnuts, are famous even abroad. Tuhannen Tuskan Kahvila Poikkikuja, tuhannentuskankahvila.fi

Lunch restaurants

Cafés

A touch of history

Almost all restaurants in Loviisa serve lunch. At Laivasilta, you can enjoy your meal in sea environment in the summer. E.g. Restaurants Bella and Sakura, the Nepalese Pahuna, Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli and of course the pizzerias and service stations are open in the town centre. Contact information on page 26

Café Vaherkylä is the most traditional café in Loviisa, Runda Munken the newest. Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli in the Kappelinpuisto Park is undoubtedly the largest, and Sakura the best hidden. In all of these, you can sit outside as well. Café Armas is situated inside the shopping centre Galleria, and there is also a variety of cakes at Saltbodan at Laivasilta.

Degerby Gille is the oldest tavern in Loviisa, with its own house ghosts! The restaurant is open on advance booking only.

Contact information on page 26

22

Kievari Degerby Gille Sepänkuja 4, degerbygille.fi


ons More restaurants, cafes and accomodati p. 26–27 & visitloviisa.fi

Loviisan Kappeli in its original glamour Airi Kallio with a specialist qualification for painter has restored Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli to its original glamour. Although the building with its verdant surroundings is worth a visit in itself, we recommend that you enjoy e.g. the house sandwich there. Experience the fabulous terrace, champagne room, coffee parlour – the milieu makes you travel luxuriously back in time. In the summertime, concerts are arranged on the terrace, with a view over the gorgeous park and pond. Loviisan Kappeli played a vital part in Loviisa’s spa town history. Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli, Kuningattarenkatu 19, teehelmi.fi

Enjoy delicacies at Strömfors Bed & Bistro at the heart of Strömfors Iron Works provides manor accommodation with breakfast, as well as delicious food from locally produced ingredients during the summer. Strömfors Bed & Bistro, Ruukintie 10 A stromforsoutdoor.com

The atmospheric Restaurant Ruukinmylly is located at the old mill in the iron works area. Restaurant Ruukinmylly, Ruukintie 15, ruukinmylly.fi

23


Picture from the filming of the children’s movie Jill and Joy (Onneli and Anneli) in Loviisa (2013), produced by Zodiak Finland. Posing Aava Merikanto (Jill) and Lilja Lehto (Joy).

CHILDREN FOR FAMILIES AND

Parks, adventures & moderately priced fun The Path of the Little Folk

Jill and Joy The beloved Jill and Joy (Onneli and Anneli) children’s books were filmed into movies in Loviisa. To commemorate this, the town has the Jill and Joy playground in the Rantapuisto area, and the house used in the filming stands in the Kappelinpuisto Park. From the Tourist Office you can get a map of the filming sites and go find them.

The Path of the Little Folk is full of surprises! Wander through town and find the doors to their dwellings. You can get the map from the Tourist Office, or download it at oktrian.fi/mobo.

Photo: Maria Schulgin

An adventure is ready to begin!

24

Sea Fortress Svartholma

In the Svartholma island fortress you can immerse yourself in the olden times in a sea environment. See page 6.


Museums and Exhibitions

Summer open air theatres

May 12th 2017–January 7th 2018 Loviisa 100 – 10 decades in Loviisa. Other exhibitions and their opening hours: see loviisa.fi/kulttuuri Commandant’s House, Puistokatu 2, 07900 Loviisa tel. +358 40 660 4517, +358 44 450 5009

”Sällskapsresan”, a musical in Swedish from June 30th until August 5th.

Special exhibition of summer 2017: Loviisa seafaring under the Finnish flag Open on Saturdays and Sundays from May 20th 2017, and on advance booking during weekdays; from June 3rd until September 3rd 2017 on Mondays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Laivasilta 8, 07900 Loviisa tel. +358 400 832 863 merenkulkumuseo.fi

Archipelago museum in Rönnäs Special exhibition of summer 2017: A UC-57 submarine. Open from Wednesdays through Sundays from June 14th until August 13th 2017 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. or on advance booking for groups. Museotie 1, 07750 Loviisa (Rönnäs) tel. +358 40 760 2410 museo-opas.fi skargardsmuseum.blogspot.fi

Gallery Theodor Changing art exhibitions throughout the year. Open Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon until 5 p.m, Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mariankatu 21, 07900 Loviisa tel. +358 40 749 3790 galleriatheodor.fi

Culture Centre Almintalo Culture for the whole family: Art, events, history and experiences. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Brandensteininkatu 3, 07900 Loviisa tel. +358 40 646 9270. Current exhibitions and events: loviisa.fi

Jokela Home District Museum Open in July on Sundays from 12 noon until 5 p.m. as well as August 26th–27th 2017, or throughout the year on advance booking. Turkkilantie 39, 07990 Ruotsinkylä puh. +358 400 152 858 jokelanmuseo.info

FOR YOU TO TRY!

Lurensintie 121, 07945 Kuggom lurens.fi, tel. +358 500 806 276

Ruukinmylly summer theatre

“Keihäsmatkat”, a comedy in Finnish from June 17th until July 15th. Ruukintie 15, 07970 Ruotsinpyhtää naurutakuu.fi, tel. +358 50 301 2563

Ruukinmylly Children’s Theatre

A WEEKEND FOR TWO

in Finnish in July

Ruukintie 15, 07970 Ruotsinpyhtää naurutakuu.fi, tel. +358 50 301 2563

KvG Theatre

“Trollets vän – Peikon ystävä” in Finnish and Swedish at the end of July

A theatre adventure for the whole family in the Ruotsinpyhtää archipelago. facebook.com/TeaterKvG tel. +358 40 441 3156

Bonga Castle – the gallery of Riitta Nelimarkka, Professor and artist Open June–August, Fridays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday September 9th from 12 noon until 3 p.m, Saturday December 2nd and 9th from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and for groups on advance booking. The studio is open August 26th–27th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Linnankuja, 07900 Loviisa. Entrance from Lukkarinkuja. tel. +358 40 504 2056, bonga.fi

A FEW HINTS

Photo: Carita Liljendahl

Loviisa Maritime Museum

Lurens sommarteater

Group expeditions and guides

Loviisa Tours makes tour plans and books guides for groups in Loviisa and Eastern Uusimaa. Request an offer. Travel packages available at porvootours.fi Loviisa Tours – Porvoo Tours Oy Adlercreutzinkatu 17, 06100 Porvoo tel. +358 19 574 2200 porvootours@porvootours.fi porvootours.fi

Stay the night at the old town Dine romantically at Laivasilta Read love poems from the benches at the Esplanad Park

Photo: Riitta Nelimarkka

Loviisa Town Museum

ENJOY CULTURE Tour the exhibitions at the Culture Centre Almintalo and the Bonga Castle Visit the interesting museums in Loviisa Take your coffee break in a café while enjoying art

Guided tours for single travellers Guided biking tours Start at 5 p.m. on June 27th and July 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from Hotel Degerby. The guides speak Finnish and the duration is about 2 hours. Most of the route remains in the town centre, and a small picnic lunch is included in the price. Use your own bike or rent one at Hotel Degerby. Private biking tours available, also in Swedish. Further information: Loviisa Tourist Office tel. +358 40 555 3387 visitloviisa.fi, loviisanoppaat.fi

DIVE INTO HISTORY Take a cruise to Svartholma Sea Fortress, have a look at Strömfors Iron Works and visit Malmgård Manor Plenty of local handicrafts and locally produced foodstuffs available

Further information on the museums: museo-opas.fi, loviisa.fi

25


SERVICES RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS IN THE CENTRE OF LOVIISA Bar & Cafe Hotel Degerby Brandensteininkatu 17

* Keskus-Centralen Open on request Eteläharju 2, tel. +358 19 50 561 degerby.com

Bistro Cantor & Beer and wine house Ölvin Mariankatu 1 tel. +358 40 135 5003 bistrocantor.fi, olvin.fi

Hesburger Loviisa Kuningattarenkatu 20 tel. +358 44 480 8913 hesburger.fi

Hotelli Zilton Mariankatu 29 tel. +358 19 533 191, zilton.fi

Lunch restaurant Esplanad Kuningattarenkatu 7 tel. +358 50 443 1885 loviisanseudunpalvelutalosaatio.fi

Neste Oil, Loviisa Ankkurituuli Kotipizza Loviisa Länsikaari 3, tel. +358 19 560 9007, kotipizza.fi

Newroz Kebab Pizzeria Karlskronabulevardi 8 tel. +358 19 535 155, newroz.fi

Olympos Kebab & Pizzeria Nordenskiöldintie 2 tel. +358 19 531 116 olympos-pizzeria.com

Pahuna Loviisa Café Armas in the Galleria shopping centre, Kuningattarenkatu 11, 2nd floor tel. +358 40 093 2231 facebook.com/cafearmas

Café-Restaurant Laivasilta open in summer Laivasilta 11, tel. +358 19 530 112 cdfastfood.fi

Café-Restaurant Saltbodan open in summer and on request Laivasilta 4 tel. +358 40 504 5051, +358 19 532 572, saltbodan.fi

Café Riikka Seppäläntie 19 tel. +358 19 533 955

Café Tuhannen Tuskan Kahvila Poikkikuja, tel. +358 44 019 5971 tuhannentuskankahvila.fi

Degerby Gille tavern open on request Sepänkuja 4 tel. +358 44 992 2179 degerbygille.fi

Dragonen Pizzeria & Kebab Kuningattarenkatu 16 tel. +358 19 533 337 pizza-online.fi/ravintolat/loviisa/ dragonenravintola

Grillimpi grill and café Mariankatu/Brandensteininkatu 17 tel. +358 50 373 2234 facebook.com/Grillimpi

26

a Nepalese restaurant Mariankatu 20 tel. +358 45 666 7475 ravintolapahuna.fi

Patisserie-Café Vaherkylä-Ek Aleksanterinkatu 2 tel. +358 400 477 266, vaherkyla.fi

Patisserie Corint bakery and café Seppäläntie 39 tel. +358 19 533 484, corint.fi

Restaurant Bella Loviisa Mannerheiminkatu 2 tel. +358 19 533 390 bellaloviisa.fi

Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli Kuningattarenkatu 19 tel. +358 19 581 437, teehelmi.fi

Restaurant & Café Sakura Deli lunch restaurant, café and meeting cellar Brandensteininkatu 11 tel. +358 40 838 2717 sakuracatering.com

Restaurant Ulrikanhovi open for groups on request Kuhlefeltinkatu 35 tel. +358 40 183 7855 ulrikanhovi.fi

Runda Munken Loviisa café-patisserie, Aleksanterinkatu 6 tel. +358 50 462 3027 rundamunken.fi

Thai Tip Foods Kuningattarenkatu 18, 2nd floor tel. +358 40 415 2866, thaitip.net

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS IN THE SURROUNDINGS Ahvenkoski fishmonger’s and café Old Salt Warehouse Markkinamäentie 52, Ahvenkoski tel. +358 500 495 030 fishermans.fi

Bric & Brac café and antique store open in summer Pernajantie 275, Pernaja centre tel. +358 40 766 1611

Café Kabböle Marina kiosk, shop, fuel, market in the summer tel. +358 400 615 255 Kabbölentie 1251, Kabböle kabbolemarina.fi

Café Koskenkylän kahvio kayak and boat rental, swimming Koskenkyläntie 2, Koskenkylä tel. +358 44 777 7507

Café Pajakahvila snacks, karaoke nights open in summer Ruukintie 11, Strömfors Iron Works, tel. +358 44 3636 616

Club-Restaurant at Sea Golf Rönnäs Ruukinrannantie 4, Rönnäs tel. +358 44 596 0275 tjcatering.putteri.fi

Kosken Kebab Pizzeria Suurpellontie 2, Koskenkylä tel. +358 45 154 8800

Lunch restaurant Café Lilja Valtatie 6, Liljendal tel. +358 19 616 585 cafelilja.fi

Lunch restaurant Fellmanni catering services, betting Koivulanmäentie 2, Ruotsinpyhtää village centre tel. +358 19 618 217, +358 44 257 8891, fellmanni.com

Lunch restaurant T:mi Stradun Satamatalonkuja 1, Valko tel. +358 19 515 390, +358 40 357 5598, stradun.fi

Strömfors Bed & Bistro open in summer and on request Ruukintie 10, Strömfors Iron Works, tel. +358 40 574 4445 stromforsoutdoor.com

Strömfors Club open on request Puistokuja 3, Ruotsinpyhtää village centre, tel. +358 400 120 575

ACCOMMODATION IN THE CENTRE OF LOVIISA Guest house Loviisa Sibeliuksenkatu 3 tel. +358 40 835 7997 majataloloviisa.fi

Hotel Degerby Brandensteininkatu 17 tel. +358 19 50 561, degerby.com

Hotel Zilton Mariankatu 29 tel. +358 19 533 191 zilton.fi

Pilasterit Loviisa Sepänkuja 8, tel. +358 19 531 529 pilasterit.fi

Tamminiemi Holiday Resort rooms, meeting rooms, caravan park, Kapteenintie 1 tel. +358 50 412 1317 tamminiemi.net

Trollbergets – Peikkovuoren Bed & Breakfast Peikkovuorentie 5, Määrlahti tel. +358 40 828 7903 trollbergetpeikkovuori. wordpress.com

Ulrikanhovi Bed & Breakfast, Kuhlefeltinkatu 35 tel. +358 40 183 7855 ulrikanhovi.fi

Villa Baumgartner Guesthouse Puistokatu 3 tel. +358 40 708 5681 villabaumgartner.fi

Villa Sorella Pitkäkuja 12, tel. +358 40 738 9646

Villa Vera Kapteenintie 10 tel. +358 40 847 1233

Restaurant Café Svartholm open in summer Svartholma Sea Fortress tel. +358 40 359 3739 cafesvartholm.fi

ACCOMODATION SERVICES IN THE SURROUNDINGS

Restaurant Ruukinmylly

cabins in Liljendal tel. +358 19 612 731, +358 400 212 998, cslatis.fi

Ruukintie 15, Strömfors Iron Works, tel. +358 45 138 0018 ruukinmylly.fi

B & B Carita Slätis

Embom Manor, B&B accommodation for groups on request Embom, tel. +358 400 602 089


Fishing Cottages accommodation in Valko and Ahvenkoski tel. +358 40 719 3637 fishingcottage.fi

Guest accommodation at Fortum Loviisa Atomitie 700, Loviisa tel. +358 10 455 4911 loviisanmajoituskyla.fi

Holiday Club Rönnäs cabin accommodation Rönnäs, tel. +358 30 68 600 holidayclubresorts.com

Kaarnaranta B&B Isnäs, tel. +358 50 591 2385 teija.k.kettunen@gmail.com

Lomatähdet: Armonlinna, Saarnimäki and Riitala holiday flats and Guesthouse Krouvinmäki Puistokuja 19 Strömfors Iron Works tel. +358 50 5867 215 lomatahdet.fi

Lomarengas cabins lomarengas.fi/mokkihaku/ uusimaa/loviisa

Meri Center cabin, Rönnäs tel. +358 207 689 160 fishinglords.fi

Meritorppa sauna, Rönnäs tel. +358 50 517 7793 meritorppa.com

Rönnäs cabins and meeting rooms Meritie, Rönnäs tel. +358 400 714 673, ronnas.fi

Sarfsalö/Sarvisalon Bed & Breakfast accommodation, catering service, bakery Sarvisalontie 1050, Härkäpää tel. +358 44 527 4270

Solkulla camping and course centre group accommodation on request Horslökintie 339, Härkäpää tel. +358 400 911 270, +358 400 314 099 solkulla.fi

Strömfors Bed & Bistro Ruukintie 10, Strömfors Iron Works, tel. +358 40 574 4445 stromforsoutdoor.com

Ströms cabins at Strömslandet and Påsalö, Pernaja, tel. +358 50 571 8115

Tavastas Gård B & B Tesjoki, tel. +358 50 374 5858 tavastasgard.fi

LOVIISA TOURIST OFFICE The must scene of this summer – are you coming? #plagen #beachlife #happyhappy #holiday

Villa Ruhtinas cabin accommodation Ahvenkoski, tel. +358 44 297 4540 fishermans.fi

MORE ACCOMMODATION POSSIBILITIES visitloviisa.fi booking.com airbnb.com

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Bus station Mannerheiminkatu 14 Travel services, tel. +358 200 4000, matkahuolto.fi

Mariankatu 12 A, 07900 Loviisa tel. +358 40 555 3387, info@loviisa.fi OPEN IN 2017 Winter time: January 2nd–June 14th and August 16th–December 31st Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Summer time: June 15th–August 15th Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Laivasilta Marina info tel. +358 440 555 883 (open June 1st–August 31st)

Summer Info at Strömfors Iron Works Ruukintie 11 A, 07970 Ruotsinpyhtää tel. +358 440 555 366 Open in summer, June 1st–August 13th

General emergency number 112

Lovinfo town customer service office Mariankatu 12 A tel. +358 19 555 555, loviisa.fi

Medical centre Öhmaninkatu 4 tel. +358 19 555 1, loviisa.fi

Pharmacy: Apteekki Kruunu Kuningattarenkatu 15 tel. +358 19 531 275 kruunuapteekki.fi

facebook.com/visitloviisa youtube.com/visitloviisa instagram.com/visit.loviisa

visitloviisa.fi

#visitloviisa

Police Mannerheiminkatu 12 General emergency number 112

Postal and travel services: R-kiosk Brandensteininkatu 17 tel. +358 40 670 5393 Postal services, tel. +358 200 71000, posti.fi

Taxi Mannerheiminkatu 14 tel. +358 100 3344

Rights for modifications reserved! Publisher LOVIISAN KAUPUNKI Layout & pictures CREATIVE PEAK Printed by FORSSA PRINT

27


EHRENSVÄRD’S NATURE TRAIL

TROTTING TRACK

FORTRESS BASTION LOVIISA

ROSEN

TOWN MUSEUM EHRENSVÄRD’S NATURE TRAIL FORTRESS BASTION UNGERN KAPPELINPUISTO PARK

LIBRARY

OLD TOWN

MARKET SQUARE CHURCH

WINDMILL LAIVASILTA & GUEST HARBOUR

RIDGE

© Loviisan kaupungin kiinteistö- ja paikkatietotoimisto 2015/1

MYLLYHARJU HISTORICAL LOWER TOWN

KUKKUKIVI LOOKOUT TOWER

TENNIS COURTS

PLAGEN BEACH

Loviisa 2017  

Best small town in Finland

Loviisa 2017  

Best small town in Finland

Advertisement