Attractions

An Apt Sculpture for Weary Guests

Väsynyt(“Tired”) is a bronze statue at the Puumala marina, in a little square between the bridge and the Satama restaurant. The Emil Cedercreutz Foundation donated the sculpture in 2016 to mark the …

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Ferries and Village Roads

Puumala is a municipality in an archipelago with approximately 3,000 km of shoreline and nearly one thousand islands. There are three active car ferries in Puumala, located at Hätinvirta, Kietävälänvirta and Rongonsalmi. …

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Great Puumalansalmi Bridge

The Puumalansalmi Bridge is one of the largest highway bridges in Finland. It is a modern landmark with lift access to the Saimaanmajakka observation tower, which offers a brilliant view of Saimaa. …

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Legendary Pistohiekka Beach

Stop for a moment to admire Puumala’s Pistohiekka beach and Lietvedentie, which are among the most photographed landscapes in Finland. A causeway weaving through the heart of Lake Saimaa was completed in …

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Pilot Changes on the Fly

Since 1868, pilotage services have been provided in Puumalansalmi Strait, which is an important node in the network of ship routes between the southern and northern part of Saimaa. Ships also use …

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Puumala Church

The Church of St John the Baptist in Puumala is an example of double cruciform church architecture. The simple and beautiful wooden church and the old cemetery dominate the view on the …

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Rokansaari – An Island  Paradise

Rokansaari Island boasts with sandy beaches, ridges and pine forests. There are also fine inland ponds on the island.  The marina, camp site and toilets are run by the Saimaa Recreational Association. …

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S/S Wenno

Cruises in 2019 An atmospheric cruise on a genuine tar steamer on Mondays 1–29 July 6:00 – 7:30 PM departing from the Puumala marina, Satamatie 2. Tickets: EUR 15 per adult, EUR …

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Who was Maria Shpak-Benois?

Maria Viktorovna Shpak-Benois 1870–1891 Among the great Russian painters of the 19th century was St. Petersburg-born Maria Viktorovna Shpak-Benois. Even at a young age, she proved to be a first-class impressionist who used …

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Windmill

The charming old windmill draws the attention of passers-by on road 62 in Luukkosenkylä. The mill was built in 1859 and it is owned by Puumala Seura ry association, which also publishes …

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