H.) Castles of Finland

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Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna, Finland

Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna, Finland

Suomenlinna, Sea Fortress of Finland >> It's so darn beautiful, photogenic and historic! Helsinki

Beautiful Suomenlinna: in pictures

Suomenlinna, Sea Fortress of Finland >> It's so darn beautiful, photogenic and historic! Helsinki

Kastelholm Castle, Åland Island, Finland

Kastelholm Castle, Åland Island, Finland

Turku castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Finland.

Turku castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Finland.

Hämeen linna, Häme Castle #FinlandMy  My mothers side goes way back to Finland.None of us have been there.Know little,but the 100 yrs 1st arriving in the BC interior.Property still in family name.

Hämeen linna, Häme Castle #FinlandMy My mothers side goes way back to Finland.None of us have been there.Know little,but the 100 yrs 1st arriving in the BC interior.Property still in family name.

Turun linna i Turku Finland

Turun linna i Turku Finland

Medieval Häme Castle in Hämeenlinna in South-Finland

Medieval Häme Castle in Hämeenlinna in South-Finland

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress Helsinki Finland

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress Helsinki Finland

Turku castle, Turku, Finland

Turku castle, Turku, Finland

Vyborg Castle, Russia

Vyborg Castle, Russia


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St. Olaf’s Castle, The water Fortress of Savonlinna, Finland http://www.cultureforfriends.eu/article/ST-OLAFS-CASTLE-THE-WATER-FORTRESS-OF-SAVONLINNA-FINLAND

St. Olaf’s Castle, The water Fortress of Savonlinna, Finland http://www.cultureforfriends.eu/article/ST-OLAFS-CASTLE-THE-WATER-FORTRESS-OF-SAVONLINNA-FINLAND

Hämeen linna perustettiin tiettävästi Birger Jaarlin tekemän ristiretken jälkeen 1200-luvun lopulla.

Hämeen linna perustettiin tiettävästi Birger Jaarlin tekemän ristiretken jälkeen 1200-luvun lopulla.

CCatherine Jagiellon, Queen of Sweden, ca. 1553-1555 (attributed to Lucas Cranach the Younger) (1515-1586) Location TBD

CCatherine Jagiellon, Queen of Sweden, ca. 1553-1555 (attributed to Lucas Cranach the Younger) (1515-1586) Location TBD

Catherine Jagiellon and her son Sigismund in Gripsholm prison.

Catherine Jagiellon and her son Sigismund in Gripsholm prison.

Suomenlinna fortress in Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna fortress in Helsinki, Finland

O "Mercado de Natal" de São Tomás, em Helsinque, capital da Finlândia, na Escandinávia (extremo norte da Europa).

Helsinki – the Christmas city

O "Mercado de Natal" de São Tomás, em Helsinque, capital da Finlândia, na Escandinávia (extremo norte da Europa).

Turun Linna Castle, Turku. Finland

Turun Linna Castle, Turku. Finland

Finland Travel Cheat Sheet; Sign up at www.wandershare.com for high-res images.

Finland Travel Cheat Sheet; Sign up at www.wandershare.com for high-res images.

Helsinki A to Z: A Guide to the City's Shopping, Food, and More

Helsinki A to Z: A Guide to the City's Shopping, Food, and More

Turku Castle, Finland. A start was made on building the castle in about 1280. The Swedish conquerors of Finland intended it originally as a military fortress. During the next two centuries its defences were strengthened and living quarters were added. The castle served as a bastion and administrative centre in Eastland, as Finland was known during the time as a province of Sweden. The main part of the castle was extended during the 16th century after Gustav Vasa had ascended the Swedish…

Turku Castle, Finland. A start was made on building the castle in about 1280. The Swedish conquerors of Finland intended it originally as a military fortress. During the next two centuries its defences were strengthened and living quarters were added. The castle served as a bastion and administrative centre in Eastland, as Finland was known during the time as a province of Sweden. The main part of the castle was extended during the 16th century after Gustav Vasa had ascended the Swedish…

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