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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, Tampere

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Admire nature, striking views, and a tasty treat in the famous cafe at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Stroll through the conservation park before heading over to the site's cultural landmark, the observation tower. The first tower was built in this spot in 1868; the current structure was completed in 1929, after destruction from the civil war. Climb to the top of the tower for scenic panoramas, and be sure to visit its cafe, beloved by locals and visitors for its doughnuts, which have been made using the same recipe since the early 20th century. To visit Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and get the most from your holiday in Tampere, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tampere day trip tool.
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  • The staff were very friendly and the prices are reasonable. The donuts are delicious, kind of spiced (pepper or cardamom maybe?) and are perfect for a cold day. They have vegan donuts and oat milk... 
    The staff were very friendly and the prices are reasonable. The donuts are delicious, kind of spiced (pepper or cardamom maybe?) and are perfect for a cold day. They have vegan donuts and oat milk...  more »
  • Lovely walk. Eerily peaceful. Views are beautiful, even in the light drizzle. Donuts were fresh out of the oven and perfect with a cup of coffee 
    Lovely walk. Eerily peaceful. Views are beautiful, even in the light drizzle. Donuts were fresh out of the oven and perfect with a cup of coffee  more »
  • Uphill walk to the tower through the city . Great views of Tampere from the observation area! There is an elevator as well as stairs to the top. Cute little cafe & restrooms on the bottom floor. We.....  more
    Uphill walk to the tower through the city . Great views of Tampere from the observation area! There is an elevator as well as stairs to the top. Cute little cafe & restrooms on the bottom floor. We.....  more »
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  • Nice walk through the woods to reach this Tampere gem. Great views of Tampere, the lakes, and the forests that spread into the distance. Only 2 Euros to go up the tower by lift or walk. At the top, take the ladder out to the outside observation area. Once finished, enjoy a fresh coffee and cake/doughnut in the little cafe.
  • This place is so unique! Locals invited us to have coffee...well, this experience was really nice and so unique! Fresh air, we ordered a coffee and a incredible simple donuts..then we walked behind the tower ..we ate wild blueberries and other wild berries! We also had the view from the tower! Highly recommended! A beautiful view of Tampere.
  • They say it's the best cafe in town and I can't argue. The renowned munkki is indeed tasty! The Tower is also worth visiting, the view is quite something. The place can be busy during holidays, but the queue is quite manageable.
  • Place is historical and so warm. Observation tower visiting is 2 euros. Elevator usage is eligible. Prices are not expensive, as I remember coffee was 3 euros around. And there is a "munkki" in the place, it's dessert. That's was pretty good. You need to visit this place if you come to Tampere!
  • My second visit in five years to the famous Pyynikki Näkötornin Kahvila for coffee, a doughnut and a spectacular view of beautiful Tampere. I can honestly say that I have never had a better doughnut anywhere, and the coffee is phenomenal too! For €2 you can go up the tower for some great views. Some tourist brochures available downstairs too. A must see

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