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Tampere or Turku

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Hi,

Quick question for Finish sceners. Which city Tampere or Turku is worth seeing this autumn during autumn holiday?

Thank you!
oulu
added on the 2010-07-04 20:42:39 by havoc havoc
maali you're always being so interruptagatory
added on the 2010-07-04 20:45:05 by farfar farfar
ok then, i will give a serious answer instead:

lappeenranta
added on the 2010-07-04 20:54:42 by havoc havoc
seinajoki maybe?
added on the 2010-07-04 21:15:47 by havoc havoc
or worst case scenario, aarhus \o/
added on the 2010-07-04 21:16:29 by havoc havoc
Yeah, STream @ Tampere! uuliuliuliulilllulilulluul...
added on the 2010-07-04 22:26:42 by leGend leGend
havirkin rowleyvoc: we do have a party in Århus y'know :D
added on the 2010-07-04 22:37:49 by farfar farfar
edith pilaf: i know \o/ i hope i can make it there this year, i always enjoyed the tromsø region \o/
added on the 2010-07-05 00:22:40 by havoc havoc
(even if the party is actually closer to arvika!)
added on the 2010-07-05 00:23:40 by havoc havoc
that would be awesome :)
added on the 2010-07-05 00:26:52 by farfar farfar
In Turku you can speak swedish and they be lovin' it.
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In Tampere you can speak swedish and they be hatin' it.

In Tampere there is http://www.streamparty.org
added on the 2010-07-05 08:52:01 by tFt tFt
tampere of course. what a silly question.

though in all honesty, they're quite comparable. neither are spectacular. their atmosphere is in fact remarkably similar. i like tampere better, because i used to live there, but i also think there are a couple more nice spots. in a city walk, be sure not to miss the harry potter church (tuomiokirkko, if i recall correctly), vapriikki (nicely touched up factory-became-mall), and the näsijärvi lakeside. second day, take a walk on the park "pyynikki", take the whole park, it rocks. do *not* forget to eat a donut and have a coffee at the little donut house on the top of the hill, they're the best in the world. also go up its tower for tampere's best view. tampere has remarkably many nice bars and coffee places, be sure to go into random unattractive-looking side roads and enter places at random. finally, vohvelikahvila on Ojakatu has awesome (*awesome!*) waffles. if the place still exists, that is.

you can forget about näsinneula (a tall ugly tower that is somehow tampere's landmark attraction), it kind of sucks and somehow the view is less nice than from pyynikki's tower. also, the theme park that tampere has next to näsinneula is only interesting if you've never been to a real theme park (i.e. if you're finnish). the neighbouring town of Nokia is worth a visit just to take a picture next to the city sign.

turku has an old fortress, which tampere doesn't, but it's only interesting if you've never seen a real fortress (i.e. if you're finnish).
added on the 2010-07-05 10:06:53 by skrebbel skrebbel
oh eh oops, i meant the pyhäjärvi lakeside, not näsijärvi.
added on the 2010-07-05 10:29:22 by skrebbel skrebbel
Turku. Because finnish scener says so.
added on the 2010-07-05 12:03:36 by mrp- mrp-
Vapriikki is actually the museum centre in the old Tampella factory area. The old factory building that was converted into a mall is called Siperia. (part of Finlayson)
added on the 2010-07-05 13:03:01 by dodke dodke
I vote for Tampere, and during Stream.

Turku should be nice in the Summer, though.
added on the 2010-07-05 13:41:10 by uncle-x uncle-x
Tampere, during Stream. But otherwise… Still, Tampere.
added on the 2010-07-05 15:13:50 by decipher decipher
I vote for Taempere! Been there, done that...
added on the 2010-07-05 16:29:36 by branch branch
dodke, details :-)
added on the 2010-07-06 10:17:17 by skrebbel skrebbel
I have lived both in Tampere and Turku, and from these two options I would say Turku. It depends of course what you are looking for, though.

Things I like in Turku that it's very compact and all the mandatory tourist shit is within walking distance. Turku used to be the capital of Finland (pre-1560 or so) so if you're into history, you'll find lots of that in there. Turun linna is always worth of seeing.

You can always ask some scener living in Turku (like Britelite) to take you on a tour. You'll forget the city you're in anyways after ten beers.

I'd tell everyone come to Helsinki, but here I wasn't given options :)
added on the 2010-07-06 15:16:50 by jenni jenni
Tampere, during Stream.
added on the 2010-07-06 15:57:25 by visy visy
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Turun linna is always worth of seeing.

if you've never seen a real fortress :-)
added on the 2010-07-06 19:25:38 by skrebbel skrebbel
Well, Tampere is inland, Turku is at shore. Choose your warrior, but visit Stream anyway :D
added on the 2010-07-06 22:42:18 by leGend leGend

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