Hämeenlinna is one of the oldest Finnish cities. Hame Castle, built in the 13th century by the Swedes, is located here.
The city was founded at Hame Castle, which was built by the Swedes to control the central part of Finland. However, as confirmed by archaeological research, the area was already inhabited in the times of the Vikings. Initially, it was a settlement which, while developing as an administrative and commercial center, received city rights in the 17th century. At that time, a school was opened here, which was later graduated by many scientists and creators of Finnish culture.
Hämeenlinna's most important monument and attraction is the Hame Castle. It stands on the lake shore and is now open to the public. There are also some historic buildings in the city, including wooden buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The most famous of such houses is the House of Sibelius, the most famous Finnish composer, who was born in Hämeenlinna. While visiting Hämeenlinna, you can also see the Findlandia Artillery Museum located in the 19th century building and a classicist church.