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One of the ten oldest towns in Finland, Savonlinna (founded in 1639) is the internationally renowned tourist centre of the Lake Saimaa waterway network. Beautiful countryside, Olavinlinna castle, the spa and traffic on inland waterways have attracted tourists to the town for over a century. Culture has also been an important part of the picture. The first opera performances took place in Olavinlinna in 1912. Today Olavinlinna and the Savonlinna Opera Festival held in the castle every July serve as the symbol of the town.

Savonlinna is buzzing with life in the summer but countless events and a wide range of leisure activities are on offer all year round.


Outi Rantasuo, Culture director
Tel. +358 44 417 4400
Address: Asemantie 5, 57130 Savonlinna
E-mail: outi.rantasuo(at)savonlinna.fi

Savonlinna town library

Address: Asemantie 5, 57100 Savonlinna
E-mail: kaupunginkirjasto(at)savonlinna.fi

Riihisaari – Savonlinna Museum

Riihisaari is a charming meeting point and exhibition site next to Olavinlinna castle, in the heart of Old Savonlinna. Riihisaari hosts the Savonlinna Museum and exhibitions by Saimaa Nature Centre as well as information on Lake Saimaa’s cultural and natural history.

Riihisaari – Savonlinna Museum
Tel. +358 44 417 4466
Address: Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna
E-mail: riihisaari(at)savonlinna.fi


Savonlinna Theatre  (in Finnish)
Savonlinna Orchestra (in Finnish)
Savonlinna Opera Festival
Savonlinna International Nature Film FestivalSavonlinna Music Academy
Savonlinnan Musiikki- ja tanssiopisto music and dance college(in Finnish)
Linnalan kuvataidekoulu art school (in Finnish)
Olavinlinna castle
Savonlinna Hall (in Finnish)
Savon Kinot (cinemas, in Finnish)