RAUHANNIEMI -museum Area

RAUHANNIEMI -museum area

Onks teill kalikkaa palikkaa, kurikkaa, murikkaa, umpipuuta ynnä muuta?” Kaarlo Hämäläinen, a cherisher of old objects and traditions, called out this enthusiastic question (in Finnish language) when entering houses during his collection trips. Kaarlo Hämäläinen, who was given the title…

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REMINDERS OF WAR IN THE TERRAIN

REMINDERS OF WAR IN THE TERRAIN

The Winter War was fought between Finland and the Soviet Union in 1939–1940 after the USSR invaded Finland. As a result of the Winter War, Finland lost some of its easternmost parts to Soviet Union. After the Winter War, a…

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UITONRINNE WOODEN HOUSE MILIEU

UITONRINNE WOODEN HOUSE MILIEU

When trading in the countryside was freed after the mid-19th century, the total of Sulkava grew from a quiet rural village into a trading site and an inland port. The coastal road leading from Uitonsilta to the dock became the…

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ORAVAREITTI – Squirrel Route

ORAVAREITTI – Squirrel Route

Canoeing route and water nature trail Immediately after the ice left the river, the arrival of log drivers were once a sure sign of the arrival of spring for the people of Sulkava. With free-flowing water and human power, the…

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TELAKANAVA

TELAKANAVA

The Treaty of Åbo in 1743 marked the transition of the border between Sweden and Russia to Lake Saimaa and Sulkava became a border parish. The new border prevented the Russian Navy from moving safely between the Lappeenranta and Savonlinna…

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VILKAHARJU NATURE TRAIL

VILKAHARJU NATURE TRAIL

The forest has played a significant role in the life of those living in Sulkava and has provided income from generation to generation. Forests have been a place to live, hunt game, and gather materials for tools and useful items.…

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PISAMALAHTI HILLFORT

PISAMALAHTI HILLFORT

A watchman standing on the edge of the hillfort observes an enemy's approach from a distance and warns the residents of the surrounding area by lighting a signal. In this way, locals are informed of the impending danger and they…

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