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Specialty Museum
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The Alvar Aalto Museum is a Finnish museum operating in two cities, Jyväskylä and Helsinki, in two locations each. All four locations are ope
Specialty Museum
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The Finnish Air Force Museum (Finnish: Suomen Ilmavoimamuseo), formerly the Aviation Museum of Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomen ilmailu
Government Building
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Duration: 1 to 8 hours
Serlachius takes you away from the crowded places to a harmonious atmosphere of art, design and nature! You will find national art treasures, contemporary exhibitions, internationally awarded architecture, exciting history and excellent cuisine in the midst of beautiful Finnish nature. Add some soft activities in your day and borrow a bike or Nordic walking poles and take a turn in the Art Town Mänttä. Or perhaps you would like to have a picnic in the Sculpture Park and row a boat on the lake close by? Your choice! Welcome to the Finnish top sight - far out art with a historic heart!
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Zoo
Ahtari Zoo , Ahtari
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Tours from $23
Ski Area
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Jyvaskyla

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Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. It is the largest city in the region of Central Finland and on the Finnish Lakeland.Elias Lönnrot, the compiler of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, gave the city the nickname "Athens of Finland". This nickname refers to the major role of Jyväskylä as an educational centre.The works of the most famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto can be seen throughout the city. The city hosts the Neste Oil Rally Finland, which is part of the World Rally Championship. It is also home of the annual Jyväskylä Arts Festival.As of, Jyväskylä had a population of. The city has been one of the fastest growing cities in Finland during the 20th century. In 1940, there were only 8,000 inhabitants in Jyväskylä. The Jyväskylä sub-region includes Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Laukaa, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka, and Uurainen.EtymologyThe second part of the city's name, kylä, means village. The first part of the city's name, jyväs, has been associated with Taxus, a genus of yews, and the Old Prussian word juwis. It has also been speculated that the word jyväs refers to the sun's reflection of the surface of the water. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Jyvaskyla trip itinerary using our Finland trip planner.

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