Helsinki, Finland Travel Guide - What To See & Do by Maria Hurst

Helsinki, Finland Travel Guide - What To See & Do

byMaria Hurst

Kobo ebook | July 17, 2012

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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Helsinki, Finland.

Founded in 1550, Helsinki the "Daughter of the Baltic" has been the Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia along the lines of a miniature St. Petersburg, a role it has played in many a Cold War movie. 

Today, Helsinki pulls off the trick of being something of an international metropolis while still retaining a small-town feel. The best time to visit is in summer, when Finns peel off their overcoats and flock to outdoor bars and cafes to enjoy the sunshine.

The architects Johan Albrecht Ehrenström, a native Finn, and Carl Ludwig Engel, from Germany rebuilt the city in the Empire style. This can be seen today around the Lutheran Cathedral, which was completed in 1852. The same style, and even architects, is also a part of Saint Petersburg's history. 

Though thoroughly a Nordic capital, Helsinki today reflects the influences gained from its Western and Eastern heritage.

Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. 

Contents:

Welcome To Helsinki
Overview
History
Orientation
Tourist information
Festivals
Climate
Language & Dialect
Arrivals
By plane
By helicopter
By train
By car
By bus
By boat
Local Transportation
By tram
By bus
By metro
By train
By ferry
By taxi
By bike
By car
By organized tour
Sightseeing Highlights
Suomenlinna
Other islands
Parks
Churches
Museums and galleries
Olympic sights
Other
Fun Activities
Amusement parks
Concerts
Festivals
Outdoors
At Sea
Saunas
Sports
Studying
Working
Shopping Highlights 
Department stores and shopping malls
Design
Markets
Records
Something different
Dining Guide 
Budget
Mid-range
Finnish
International
Vegetarian
Splurge
Finnish
Russian
International
Bars, Clubs & Drinking
Cafes
Bars and pubs
Nightclubs
Accommodation Guide
Budget
Mid-range
Splurge
Safety & Security
Cultural Issues
Communications
Local Help 
Embassies
Local & Day Trips

Title:Helsinki, Finland Travel Guide - What To See & DoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:KWLLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006517859

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