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Top 10 + 1 experiences and sights in Tampere for EMG visitors


Tampere is the most loved city in the happiest country of the world. The secret of Tampere is its originality, and it is defined by a few unique characteristics: it is surrounded by beautiful lakes and eskers, it has a perfect scale for walking and there’s always something new and innovative going on. Here are some tips for you visit – what to see and what to experience. For more inspiration see our website

  1. One of the most iconic places in Tampere is the Pyynikki Observation Tower. The views and the doughnuts in its café are amazing, but there’s also a way to make your visit even more memorable. Every Sunday from 2PM to 4PM there’s a possibility to abseil from the top of the tower. Dare yourself and your friends to try!
  2. Great place to enjoy views and a cocktail or a mocktail is Moro Sky Bar located in the top floor of Solo Sokos Hotel Torni. Check out also the roof top terrace in restaurant Periscope and the city views of restaurant Pons.
  3. Tampere is the home of World’s only Moomin Museum. The Moomin Museum is an experiential art museum for Moomin fans and art lovers of all ages. In the museum you get to for example relive the adventures of the beloved Moomin family in the permanent exhibition of Tove Jansson’s original illustrations.  Make sure you also step inside the Hobgoblin’s Hat! 
  4. Market Hall is over 120 years old and the largest one in the Nordics. This is a great place to meet the locals and of course enjoy the local products straight from nearby bakeries, farms, lakes and forests in its many restaurants and cafés.
  5. Tampere is a city of lakes and you can rent a canoe or a sup board to see it from another perspective. There are also cruises available for you to enjoy. See for example what Silver Lines has to offer.  
  6. Tampere is the Sauna Capital of the World! Public sauna is a must-experience while visiting our city. For a modern touch head to Sauna Restaurant Kuuma and for more authentic one try the Rauhaniemi Folk Spa or Rajaportti, the oldest public sauna in Finland. 
  7. Fun times ahead! Särkänniemi Theme Park is located by the beautiful Lake Näsijärvi and it consists of four attractions: Amusement Park, Doghill Fairytale Farm, Näsinneula Observation Tower and Aquarium. Särkänniemi Amusement Park has more than 30 rides for everyone’s taste.
  8. Nature is always close and easily accessible in Tampere. Take a nice walk in Pyynikki nature reserve or Hatanpää Arboretum or take the tram to Hervantajärvi for a little hike. 
  9. The Finlayson area is located in the centre of Tampere in the national landscape of the Tammerkoski rapids. The city of Tampere was built around the Finlayson cotton factory and the old premises are again full of life. Roof Walk Finlayson will show you the area from different perspective and tell you interesting stories from the old days. The area also has many restaurants, museums, and an art area. Make sure to also pop in to the Stable Yards nearby! Pssst, they have an excellent chocolate shop…
  10. Tampere is a true sports city! In the summertime you can enjoy watching for example a Finnish baseball game in Kauppi or a football game in Ratina.
  11. Fun activities! Check out minigolf in Pyynikki, try fribee golf or city bikes. If you feel like cycling a longer tour, see what the Lake Trails have to offer. 

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