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Joensuu Town Hall
Joensuu Town Hall built in 1914 and designed by Eliel Saarinen rather dominates the town scape. It is typical of Saarinen's architecture, a monumental structure and
at the same time a complete work of art, reflecting both late art nouveau and national romanticism styles. Strong lines are in evidence both in the internal and external architecture, with a high stone foundation of granite, brick facades, and the massive tower.
The Town Hall has always served the interests of dministration and culture. After its recent renovation, it will continue to house the Town Council, Town Theatre, and restaurant.
The Council and Administration meet in the same building which, at its inauguration in 1914, was given a special undertaking - "to serve beauty and virtue".
Web Cam JOENSUU
The Carelicum, situated just opposite the market square, is the cultural and tourism centre for Joensuu. A visit there is a great way to get to know the city of Joensuu and the entire Carelia area, its culture and its characteristics. Besides all the versatile exhibitions, Carelicum is also home to Kids' Street, a fantasy town for kids, as well as to a pleasant café, a gift shop and free Internet posts.
Admission for the exhibitions:
Tickets for the exhibitions and Kids' Street:
Adults 4,20 €
Joensuu Evangelical Lutheran Church
Kirkkokatu, southern end An extensive restoration of the Evangelical Lutheran church was completed for Christmas 2002. This restoration gave the church a greater sense of light. On the outside, the biggest change entails the terrace-like square built in front of the main entrance. The church will celebrate its 100th jubilee on 27 July, 2003.
The neo-Gothic style Church was designed by architect Josef Stenbäck.
The church is open between 1 June - 31 August, 2003 every day, between 11am-7pm.
Other Lutheran churches in Joensuu are the Pielensuu Church at Niinivaara, built in 1960;
Rantakylä Church, 1981;
GOOGLE SPOT: Noljakka Church, 1998;
and the Utra Church, constructed of vertically positioned logs. Utra Church open daily 11am-4pm 6 th June to 10th August.
Joensuu Orthodox Church of Saint Nikolaos
North end of Kirkkokatu.
(church registry office).
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm 16th June to 15th August.
Built at 1887, this wooden church of Saint Nikoloas houses an icon painted in the
monestery of Saint Alexander Nevski in St Petersburg. After Helsinki, Joensuu is
the next largest Orthodox centre in Finland.
Church of the orthodox seminary
Joensuu also has an Orthodox seminary, in Byzantine church architecture style.
During term time visits of the church can be arranged by calling 013/127 925.
Bunker Museum in Marjala
GOOGLE SPOT: Salpalinja - Finland's largest Bunker
In Marjala you can see the massive structures of the wartime Salpalinja, the largest
construction site in Finland's history. Two renovated bunkers and their fortification
works and wartime weapons are on view to the public at the HyötiäinenCanal estuary on
the shore of Lake Pyhäselkä. The bunkers will take you back 50 years to the time when
former generations fought for Finland's independence.
The Museum is in the same area where an Ideal Home Exhibition was held in 1995. The whole
area is built on an ease of access principle, and has gained international recognition.
Now you can visit the world's first ease of access housing area and Finland's largest defence
line, Salpalinja, at the same time.
Marjala is about 8 km out of Joensuu on the road to Kuopio.
The Bunker Museum is open to the public 1st June-31st August 2000 daily except Mondays 12-6pm.
At other times by arrangement. Admission contributions go to helping war veterans.
Museum operated by Joensuu War Veterans and the North Karelia Soldiers' Guild.
North Karelia – birding at the eastern frontier of Europe
Finland is the northernmost country in the world and the easternmost one in Europe except for Russia, in a way acting as the 'western extension to Siberia'. With North Karelia being the easternmost part of Finland it is no wonder its avifauna should feature a number of northern and eastern species rarely encountered elsewhere in Europe. Here one can find grouse, owls, woodpeckers and many northern and eastern waders and passerines. Especially in the farmlands and by the rich lakes of the southern part many rare southeastern birds are found in summer.
Forests make up 85 % of North Karelias total land area. Especially eastern and northern parts of the province are covered with forests and wide open boglands. The forests are the home of big mammal predators Bear, Wolf, Wolverine and Lynx that are preying on Arctic Hare, Elk and Forest Reindeer. In the west and in the south big lakes dominate the otherwise more cultivated landscape. In Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland, lives the endemic Saimaa Ringed Seal. Climate in Karelia is continental, which means long, cold winters and warm summers.
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