Helsinki

Brief history of Helsinki Also known as Helsingfors in Sweden, Helsinki is a relatively new city established in 1550. The city has a very varied landscape. Here you have many rivers and islands among which the city stands. It was actually captured by the Russians in early 19th century but soon Finland was proclaimed a self-governing country and the previous capital named Turku lost its position to Helsinki because of its close proximity to St Petersburg. Not many cities on earth can say that ferry’s leave from its center to…

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Turku

Photo of Turku in the night

Big, beautiful Turku Turku is a very big city in Finland, with almost 200.000 population, lying on the southwest coast, where river Aura (Aurajoki in Finish language) is finding it’s way to the sea. City grew on an old settlement, first being mentioned in the 13th century. Later it was also a capital of Grand Duchy of Finland but only for few years and after that, they moved it to the Helsinki. Turku stayed important trading center and never lost its old soul.Big, beautiful Turku Explore the wonderful Turku The Turku…

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