Hietaniemi cemetery, Helsinki

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The Hietaniemi cemetery is located mainly in the Lapinlahti quarter and partly in the Etu-Töölö district of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is the location for Finnish state funeral services.The cemetery includes a large military cemetery section for soldiers from the capital fallen in the wars against the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany: in the Winter War, the Continuation War and the Lapland War . In the centre of the military cemetery are the tombs of the unknown soldier and Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim. Other notable sections of the cemetery are the cemetery of the Finnish Guard, the Artist's Hill and the Statesman's Grove. There are two Lutheran funerary chapels and crematorium at the area.Hietaniemi means "sand cape" and is a headland located centrally in Helsinki.DescriptionThe cemetery is partly located at a promontory, and partly directly adjacent to the Hietaniemi Beach.The cemetery is a popular tourist attraction, especially amongst Finns visiting the graves of relatives fallen in wars or the graves of the many famous Finns buried there.
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  • Stretch your legs on the way back visited the temppeliaukio Church, visited the cemetery here. Most of the peninsula is in the cemetery, and very clean. Cemetery is like a lush green Park, had fallen. Bench also lined the trail, nice walking course.
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  • After that the history of the other sections as the common point of the Presidents of the tombs. Satavuotiaan Finland cemetery is a neat and interesting item.
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  • Just a wonderful walking destination. A huge amount of Finnish celebrities and prominent figures buried here. The grave of Mannerheim and the hero of the tombs of the stunning.
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  • Peaceful green well kept cemetery. Few famous Finns buried there.
  • Absolutely beautiful cemetery...serene and so much more like a garden. Stunning headstones! Must visit.
  • One of my favourite places for a pleasant stroll and quiet contemplation... Hietaniemi cemetary always helps me appreciate the past, appreciate the now and strive for a decent tomorrow!
  • The cemetery might not be the most cheerful place, but this one had not a touch of hopelessness. Beautiful and calm place.
  • Stunning cemetery. Feel as garden rather than cemetery

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