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Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenranta

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Rising over the shores of Lake Saimaa, Lappeenranta Fortress was erected to defend the town and guard the eastern border of Finland. However, after less than 20 years the fortification failed, when Russian troops took hold of the area and turned it into their own enclave. Today you can still see their Orthodox church at the site, as well as former barracks and prisons. Most of the buildings are now home to museums and galleries, and some house art workshops and cafes. A walk around the old town reveals structures that date back to the 1770s, including colorful wooden and stone houses typical of the region. Plan your Lappeenranta Fortress visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lappeenranta using our Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker.
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  • Fortress fortress-discord, so thinking about travel to the fortress of Lappeenranta, consider the era, when it became the current appearance. Linnoitus-this is not a medieval castle with huge towers and high walls. None of this here and in pomine exists and do not look for. This fortress was founded much later, in times when strengthening were the easy way: massive use of artillery, rasstrelivajushhej wall to rubble. Accordingly, the builders had to take into account equipment Linnoitus artillery assault, so they used an entirely different defensive approach. Fortress is a chain of Earth or stone decorated with bastions, Demi-bastions and ravelins, tiered. Kind of a ground ladder, consisting of lines of Defense. Experts-will appreciate. A great visual aid for those who are interested in the development of a defensive art
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  • We were there at winter and still it was good thing to see - all these walls, buildings and old church. Also there were some exhibition of ice figures and it wass fun to guess them.  more »
  • Lappeenranta-quite ordinary Finnish village with several shops. Russians usually go in Lappa with the purpose of shopping tour. However, in addition to hunting for delicious food, you should definitely visit «Linnoitus Lappeenranta ". No, not looking for a huge built of stone construction, similar to the Narva fortress Linnus in Lappeenranta is a small complex of buildings (some of which are used under the good restaurants/cafes) and quite good museums. In Lappeenranta-mandatory placement.
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