Life is made easy with hotels in Hämeenlinna
Set on the tranquil shores of Lake Vanajavesi, the city of Hämeenlinna was founded in 1639 and has grown into a bustling city with almost 70,000 inhabitants. A historical city, Hämeenlinna began life as a settlement which can trace its history to the times of the Vikings. It is also the birthplace of composer Jean Sibelius. Business travellers will enjoy a stay with a hotel in Hämeenlinna for its wide range of business opportunities, and its direct link to Finland's economic capital Helsinki.
Why should I visit Hämeenlinna on my business trip?
The city contains numerous historic gems. The royal lakeside Hame Castle houses the Prison Museum, the Historical Museum and the Artillery Museum for you to discover the history of the region. For a peak into traditional Finnish art, try the Art & Exhibition Centre at Hovinkartano Manor. The Birthplace of Jean Sibelius is now a personal museum where visitors can listen to the composer's music in the toasty lounge where Sibelius once sat. Business travellers will enjoy the spas at Aulanko and Vesihelmi for some much-needed rejuvenation. For souvenirs, try the Raatihuoneenkatu, or the craft shops at Kultakeskus or Kyyrölän.
Where do can I find the local business events?
Located between the major Finnish cities of Helsinki and Tampere, Hämeenlinna is home to a national rail, road and waterway network junction. It's also home to a thriving metal, textile and printing industry, and major firms such as the Iittala Group and Kultakeskus Oyj, making it a must-visit for business travellers. Important events such as the National Antiques Fair also takes place here, and the Verkatehdas Arts and Conference Centre is the city's premium events centre. Just one hour away by car, the capital Helsinki hosts a range of diverse trade fairs connected with sportswear, building materials, interior decoration, consumer electronics, forestry, medicine and education.
How can I enjoy nature with a hotel in Hämeenlinna?
On an off-day, take your pick from activities such as cycling, hiking, horse-riding, golf and sailing. Winter holds the promise of snowboarding and skiing at the nearby Kalpalinna resort. Puuhamaa is a popular theme park in the city, and is a great stress-buster for business persons, as is a lake cruise under the legendary Finnish midnight sun. A hotel in Hämeenlinna, Finland's oldest inland town won't let the business traveller down.