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Hanko Church is a church in the southernmost town in Finland. It was built in 1892 and designed by architect Bertel Liljeqvist. The church was damaged during the Second World War era as was the nearby Hanko Water tower as well but it was renovated in the early 1950s.
There’s a beautiful Church park with a lot of flowers going uphill (quite many stairs) from the town center to the church (and old water tower which is just next to the church). The park is suitable for a picnic or there’s also kids playground.
If you plan to visit Hanko, you can easily access the church from the church park via the stairs. During the summer months the church is often booked for weddings but they rarely last more than one hour at a time. You can plan your visit to go to the nearby water tower at the same time. There is no admission fee to the church but please be quiet inside the church. Since Hanko is a small town, the church is almost impossible to miss.
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If you are traveling near the town of Hanko in Finland and you are interested of shipwrecks, there’s one inordinately easy to reach shipwreck for everyone to see on the coast of the gulf of Finland.
The place is conveniently reacher with a car and there’s even a suitable parking place for cars. It’s located at the end of Matruusitie in Hanko just a walking distance from a public pier near the main road 25.
The place offers no services but it’s worth going if you want to see something from the history and enjoy a breathtaking view to the archipelago as well. If you are expecting someone to take you onboard with a boat, that’s also possible just next to the shipwreck.
There is no admission fee and going there needs just a little courage to walk using a path in the forest. You can see the location of the shipwreck from the public pier easily and the route is easy.
If you plan to visit the shipwreck. Pay attention to safety and use suitable shoes and preferably long sleeves and long legged pants. Don’t touch anything.
The ship was sunk near the year 1980 and it ended up being stuck on the beach. For some reason it has been left as it is possible to visit it.
Just next to the road 51 going from Helsinki to Hanko about 20 km before the city of Hanko (address Jarnonsalmentie 92) is located the Predium yacht harbor.
The harbor is a vivid center in the otherwise quite calm surrounding area just by the Baltic Sea.
For a tourist, the harbor offers a view to the Finnish archipelago life and a nice restaurant and a tiny convenience store open from 10 am until 8 pm (Mon-Thu) or 9 pm (Fri-Sat) during the summer season Jun-Aug.
The restaurant has been decorated in a very familiar style and offers food from burgers to the famous archipelago style salmon soup.
There is also a bar with drinks and various beers available.
If you happen to come by boat there’s a chance for refueling and a pit stop for a sailor.
This kind of places are really worth visiting during the summer months. I recommend to come without hurry and just enjoy the archipelago slow life.
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If you plan your visit to the southernmost town in Finland, I recommend you to visit the old water tower sightseeing platform.
Hanko is located about 120 km away from Helsinki via the road 51. it will take about 2 hours to drive because the road is amazingly small.
But if you have the courage to come to Hanko, you come to a beautiful town with old houses and an amazing view to the Baltic Sea.
In the center of the town right next to the church stands the old water tower.
You can visit the tower by paying an entrance fee of 3 euros and riding the elevator up to the high floor. The tower sightseeing floor is located at 65 meters above the sea level and the tower is 48 meters high.
You can also see the Finnish archipelago and the southernmost cape of Finland, Tulliniemi.
There’s also a small gift shop inside the tower and you can buy some souvenirs from the upper level.
It’s both cheap and interesting place to visit. I recommend going on a clear day. The tower is open from 1 pm until 6 pm during the summer months.