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Nature sites

Hakasuo Mill and nature trail

Hakasuo Mill is a nationally significant cultural historical site. The Hakasuo nature trail is located by the mill. Read more
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Kajaani Castle ruins

Built back in the 1600s, Kajaani Castle loomed over an important waterway between Ostrobothnia and Russian Karelia. The castle ruins are an important cultural sight protected under the Antiquities Act. Read more
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Kajaani Evangelical Lutheran Church

Visit the magnificent church in the city centre. The park area around the church has a statue for war heroes and a military cemetery. Read more
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Kajaani Orthodox Church

Discover the only byzantine-style church in the Nordic countries in Kajaani. The building was inaugurated for church use in 1959. Read more
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Kajaani tar boat canal

The tar boat canal on the River Kajaaninjoki is the world’s only active tar canal, which makes it a unique attraction. Next to the canal is Lussitupa, the old dwellings of the ship lock guard. Read more
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Kajaani Town Hall

The town hall designed by C.L. Engel was completed in 1831 and is the most important and oldest building in the Kajaani city centre. Read more
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Kaukametsä Poetry Path

On the Kaukametsä Poetry Path, stones on which poems have been carved form a small path where you can sense the atmosphere of the poetry weeks of the past summers. Read more
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Keisarintalli Museum in Paltaniemi

The Keisarintalli (‘Emperor’s Stable’) building is located next to the Paltaniemi old church in Kajaani. This small building is one of the first museums in Finland. Read more
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Lönnrot’s hut and herb garden

Visit Lönnrot’s hut and the adjacent herbal garden. Lönnrot’s hut and herb garden are located outside Hotel Kajaani. Read more
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Paltaniemen kuvakirkko – Paltaniemi old church

Enjoy a delightful visit to the Paltaniemi old church, which is over 300 years old. The old church is located in the Paltaniemi village, 10 km from the centre of Kajaani. The church is known for its magnificent historical ceiling paintings, which portray different scenes from the Bible. Read more
See and experience

The Eino Leino House in Paltaniemi

The memorial house located in Paltaniemi, Kajaani is a replica of Eino Leino’s birth home and tells the story of two great Finnish authors, Elias Lönnrot and Eino Leino. Read more
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The Kivipuisto stone park at the top of Kivesvaara in Paltamo

The stone park is located at the top of Kivesvaara in Paltamo and allows you to experience the local nature. Over 40 rock samples present the history and composition of the Finnish and Kainuu bedrock. Read more
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Urho Kekkonen School

Visit Urho Kekkonen School, known today as Väinölä School. You can visit the building’s outdoor areas. President Urho Kekkonen started his schooling in Kajaani in the second grade and completed his matriculation examination here in 1919. Read more
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Urho Kekkonen’s home building

Check out Urho Kekkonen’s home building when seeing the sights of Kajaani. Urho Kekkonen spent his youth and political career in Kainuu, and continued to visit the landscapes of his youth later in life. You can visit the building’s outdoor areas. Read more
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Vuolijoki stone church

Discover the only greystone church in Kainuu. The church was built out of stone based on a decision by the Imperial Senate of Finland although the parish actually wanted a wooden church. Read more