1 VisitLappeenranta 2015 REGION Tourist Info Brahenkatu 1 tel Open Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat
2 2 i+ Tourist Info devices can be found at the following locations: Shopping Centre IsoKristiina ABC Savitaipale Cafe Majurska K-Citymarket K-Market Niiva, Taipalsaari Disa's Fish Lappeenranta & Imatra Shopping Centre Family Center Prisma Holiday Club Saimaa Hotel Cumulus Matkailukeskus Huhtiniemi Lappeenranta Railway Station Lappeenranta City Hall Lappeenranta Airport Lappeenranta University of Technology Kehruuhuone Ylämaa Gem Village Summer Tourist Information Points Tourist information office Brahenkatu 1 (Shopping Center IsoKristiina) tel Open Mon Fri 10 am 5 pm Sat 10 am 4 pm Sandcastle Tourist Information Point Satamatie 11 Tel Avoinna 6 21 June and August Mon - Sun 10 am 6 pm 22 June 9 August Mon - Sun 10 am 8 pm Souvenirs are also available Sandcastle Area Open at Valokuvat: the Tourist gosaimaa.com Information! / Mikko Nikkinen 6 June - 30 August 10 am - 9 pm
3 Welcome to a Summer Adventure in Lappeenranta! 3 In the summer of 2015, Lappeenranta will be full of heroes and adventurers at the Sandcastle, the musical summer theatre and museum exhibitions. Create your own adventure on our sandy beaches or have a picnic on the Fortress wall. This summer, you will also have the opportunity to dance the humppa at Kehruuhuone or admire the imperial décor of Finland's oldest timber town hall. The doors of the Old Town Hall will be open on most Saturdays, and for two weeks at the end of July. New life has been breathed to the Fortress by the Kehruuhuone, and it is now bursting with Karelian vitality and culture. Come and visit Finland's oldest Orthodox church, honey farmers at work, boutiques, a wide range of museums and farm animals, and take part in our city's many events throughout the summer. In July, don't miss the opportunity to take a selfie with a dragoon. Here in Lappeenranta, it will be safe to approach the horses and their riders. The summer will not be complete without going on at least one cruise. Pick whatever size boat suits you the best and any of the routes leading out the busy harbour of Lappeenranta. Visa-free cruises to Vyborg or St. Petersburg also depart from Lappeenranta. Our national gemstone of Finland, spectrolite, is on display at the Ylämaa Gem Village, the Ylämaa Gem Museum and the workshops of stone blacksmiths. More shops and also our Tourism Information are now also available at the IsoKristiina shopping centre, bordering Kansalaistori Square. The glass-walled Tourist Info can be found at the corner of Hotel Lappee next to the Galleria shopping centre. The Tourist Info will also act as an information desk for the shopping centre customers. And you musn't forget the famous local delicacies, vety and atomi meat pies, while you are at the harbour or the market square. Lappeenranta has plenty of accommodation options for overnight visits, and the city is easily accessible by train, bus, aeroplane, boat or car. Welcome to Lappeenranta, have an adventurous summer! Further information: The Selfie machine is making the rounds! Come and have your photo taken free-of-charge and share your summer memories! At Tourist Information: 7 10 May and 1 September At the Sand Castle Tourist Information: 6 7 June and June At The Old Town Hall Raatihuone: July and 28 July 1 August
4 4 Lappeenranta Facts All roads lead to Lappeenranta Inhabitants: 73,000 Area: km² Land area: km² Waterways: 290 km² More than km of shoreline The Town of Green Energy International university city with roughly 15,000 students Founded in 1649 Easy to come, nice to stay Lappeenranta is Cycling City of the Year 2015: 275 km of good bicycle routes Helsinki 215 km, St. Petersburg 195 km Comprehensive and inexpensive public transportation Helsinki 2 hours, St Petersburg 1.5 hours More than 1,000 km of Lake Saimaa shoreline The Wall Street Journal ranks Saimaa among the five most beautiful lakes in the world Home to 73,000 cheerful Karelian people Second most popular destination city among foreign tourists An international airport at the heart of the city; Ryanair terminal Airport Lentokentäntie 21, approx. 2 km from the city centre; tel Bus station Travel Centre, Ratakatu 21 tel Travel Service Point Ratakatu 21, tel Travel Service Point Ratakatu 21, tel Details of local bus routes and timetables Railway station Travel Centre, Ratakatu 23 approx. 1 km from the city centre VR (Finnish railways) Telephone service tel Visitors' marina / Harbour office Satamatie 17 tel Moorings can be obtained from Lappeenranta Spa tel , Boat Service Centre Sataman Loiste, tel
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6 6 Events June 1 June 31 August Karelia Aviation Museum 2 June 30 August Children's Traffic Park 2 June Cycling trip, rouet from Lappeenranta Airport to Karhusjärve hut, starts at pm 3 June International athletics games, Kimpinen 3 June Cycling trip, route from Lappeenranta Water tower to Saimaa Canal Museum, starts at 10 am 3 June 30 August - Summer concerts at Harbour Square 3 June 5 September Visa-free cruises to Vyborg and St. Petersburg 4 June Summer market on Thusday s 5 8 pm, Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress 4-7 June Kalenat Children s festival 6 June Summer season opening 6 June - The Old Town Hall of Lappeenranta is open 11 am 15 pm 6 June 30 August Lappeenranta Street Train 6 June 30 August SANDCASTLE, Lappeenranta harbor area 6 June 30 August The street train 10 June Cycling trip, route from Lappeenranta Harbour to Kuivaketvele beach, starts at 10 am June Ballet Gala, Lappeenranta City Theatre 12 June MILjazz The Finnish Defence Forces' Jazz Tour, Rakuunamäki 15 June 16 August Saimaa Canal Museum 16 June Cycling trip, route from Lappeenranta Airport to Korkeaahon court, starts at pm June French-Italian food market Team Fantastique, Lappeenranta Market Square 19 June Midsummer festivities at Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress 19 June - Myllysaari Midsummer Bonfire at 9 pm 23 June Cycling trip, rout from Lappeenranta Airport to Rutola, starts at pm June International market, Lappeenranta harbor square June - Humppaa & skumppaa, traditional Finnish dance event, Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress June - Ylämaa International Gem and mineral Show, Ylämaa June - Suur-Saimaan Ympäriajo - Antique Car Rally July 1 31 July Traditional horses and riders at the Harbour and the Fortress July Rakuuna Rock festival, the Fortress, Lappeenranta
7 July and 28 July 1 August The Old Town Hall of Lappeenranta is open 11 am 15 pm Västinki! Kalevala weekend Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress August 7 9 August Old Town Days at Fortress 7 29 August Kalevatron, festival on new arts (Fortress, Harbour and City Centre) 8 August - The Old Town Hall of Lappeenranta is open 11 am 15 pm August The Venetians: closing event of the boating and cottage season, Rauha August Eastern Orthodox Conference, Lappeenranta Fortress 29 August The Lights of the harbor, Lappeenranta harbour at 6 pm September 1 Sept Lappeenranta City Open Day 5 Sept Harvesting fair, Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress Sept Tinamäki Competition between horseriders and light calvalrymen Sept - culture in bars and around the town Sept - Fish Market, Harbour Square 24 Sept Autumn Market, Joutseno Market Square 25 Sept Fashion by Night Both sweet and savory fillings Welcome to Lappeenranta Harbour Market to taste our Delicious Waffles We are open every day between (weather permitting)
8 8 Weekly Programme for Summer 2015 Monday Children s Traffic Park 9-18 ( ) Myllysaari exercise in the park ( ) Street train runs from 12 am to 4 pm ( ) Canal cruise 12 14, m/s Camilla ( ) Saimaa canal cruises and 15 17, m/s El Faro ( ) Minigolf at Huhtiniemi ( ) Canal-archipelago cruise 18 21, m/s Camilla ( ) Saimaa evening cruise 18 20, m/s El Faro ( ) Tuesday Children s Traffic Park 9-18 ( ) Street train runs from 10 am to 4 pm ( ) Saimaa canal cruises and 15 17, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal cruise 12 14, m/s Camilla ( ) Minigolf at Huhtiniemi ( ) Traditional horses and riders at the Fortress and the Harbour, 13 16, except in case of rain (1 31.7) Tuesday paddling from Myllysaari ( ) Saimaa evening cruise 18 20, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal-archipelago cruise 18 21, m/s Camilla ( ) Exercise in the park, Lauritsala sporting centre ( ) Summer concert at Harbour Square ( ) Wednesday Children s Traffic Park 9-18 ( ) Street train runs from 10 am to 4 pm ( ) Saimaa canal cruises and 15 17, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal cruise 12 14, m/s Camilla ( ) Minigolf at Huhtiniemi ( ) Traditional horses and riders at the Fortress and the Harbour 13 16, except in case of rain (1 31.7) Saimaa evening cruise 18 20, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal-archipelago cruise 18 21, m/s Camilla ( ) Myllysaari exercise in the park ( ) Thursday Children s Traffic Park 9-18 ( ) Street train runs from 10 am to 4 pm ( ) Summer concert at Joutseno market square (11.6.,25.6., 9.7., 23.7., ) Saimaa canal cruises and 15 17, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal cruise 12 14, m/s Camilla ( ) Minigolf at Huhtiniemi ( ) Traditional horses and riders at the Fortress and the Harbour 13 16, except in case of rain (1 31.7) Saimaa evening cruise 18 20, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal-archipelago cruise 18 21, m/s Camilla ( )
9 9 Myllysaari ZUMBA in the park ( ) Summer concert at Harbour Square ( ) Friday Children s Traffic Park 9-18 ( ) Street train runs from 10 am to 4 pm ( ) Saimaa canal cruises and 15 17, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal cruise 12 14, m/s Camilla ( ) Minigolf at Huhtiniemi ( ) Traditional horses and riders at the Fortress and the Harbour 13 16, except in case of rain (1 31.7) Saimaa evening cruise 18 20, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal-archipelago cruise 18 21, m/s Camilla ( ) Saturday Children s Traffic Park ( ) Street train runs from 10 am to 4 pm ( ) Summer concert in the Market Square ( , 4.7., , ) Saimaa canal cruises and 15 17, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal cruise 12 14, m/s Camilla ( ) also ( ) Minigolf at Huhtiniemi ( ) Traditional horses and riders at the Fortress and the Harbour 13 16, except in case of rain (1 31.7) Saimaa evening cruise 18 20, m/s El Faro ( ) Canal-archipelago cruise 18 21, m/s Camilla ( ) Summer concert at Harbour Square ( ) Iitiä barn dance 20 01, Mikkelintie 421, ( ) Sunday Outdoor flea market in the Market Square 7 14 (summertime) Saimaa canal cruises and 15 17, m/s El Faro ( ) Street train runs from 10 am to 4 pm ( ) Canal cruise 14 16, m/s Camilla ( ) Minigolf at Huhtiniemi ( ) Traditional horses and riders at the Fortress and the Harbour 13 16, except in case of rain (1 31.7) Saimaa cruise 18 20, m/s El Faro ( )
10 10 Sports Sport Club Website/match schedules Location Finnish Baseball - Pesäysit Vanha kenttä stadium Football - Pepo Kultsu FC Kimpinen Sports Centre Joutseno central sports field Horse racing - Lappeenranta Horse-Racing Track lappeenranta/fi Lappeenranta Horse-Racing Track Orienteering - Raja-Karjalan Suunnistajat ry Kullervo Riento Ice hockey - Saipa Bandy - Veiterä Basketball - Lappeenrannan Namika Catz Various locations around South Karelia Lappeenranta, Kisapuisto sporting centre Lappeenranta, Kisapuisto sporting centre Lappeenranta Sports Hall Floorball - NST Lappeenranta Sports Hall Outdoor activities, exercise, and leisure time Water travel destinations Karhusaari: approx. 600 m from the Harbour of Lappeenranta Ruohosaari Island: Canoeists' favourite destination, close to the centre of Lappeenranta Satamosaari Island: a fantastic destination in a natural lagoon Päihäniemi: a recreational area in Taipalsaari, with long beaches and a nature trail (also accessible by land, by car or bike) Rastiniemi: a recreation area in the middle of the Greater Saimaa lake basin Muukonsaari: lähellä Joutsenon satamaa vuokraa mökki tai sauno porukalla Muukonsaari: near the Harbour of Joutseno possibility to rent a cottage or sauna Canoeing routes: Hirvisaari Tour 24.5 km Ruohosaari Tour 23 km Kuivaketvele Tour 22 km Mikonsaari Tour 16.5 km Väliväylä 113 km Canoeing on Tuesdays: 12 May 25 August 5 pm 9 pm includes the rent of a kayak, a return trip to Ruohosaari or Marjola, and a snack (approx. 10 km) Saimaan Latu ry, tel Kayak and canoe rental During Sandcastle opening hours from 6 June to 30 August Sandcastle Information Point (kayaks) tel Kokous- ja lomahotelli Marjola (Kanootteja) p Holiday and conference hotel Marjola (canoes) tel Salpasafarit (canoes) tel Fishing licences Available from Urheilu- Koskimies department store and R-Kiosks.
11 11 Hiking trails: Pärsäniemi: hike to the lean-to on the shore of Lake Kivijärvi in Luumäki Haikkaanlahti trail: a 5-20 km hike with lean-to's in Taipalsaari Myllymäki: various routes within the Joutseno area South Karelia for hikers (in Finnish) Default.asp?NakymaID=99 Golf Etelä-Saimaa Golf An 18-hole golf course, 8 km from the city centre tel Kahilanniemi Golf Course A 9-hole golf course next to the city centre; water range tel Holiday Club Golf Saimaa An 18-hole golf course in Rauha tel Minigolf Huhtiniemi Camping tel Opening hours available in the weekly programme Other activities: Flowpark, Myllysaari Myllysaarenpolku, May and 11 August - 28 September - Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 12 am - 6 pm, 1 June - 10 August Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 12am - 6 pm In winter, open by prior arrangement. BoulderSaimaa climbing centre Tuomikatu 26, tel Mon Fri 3 9 pm, Sat Sun 12 6 pm Angry Birds Activity Park Capri shopping centre, Vipelentie 3 5, Rauha Sun- Thur 11 am 5 pm (also during public holidays) Fri- Sat 11 am 6 pm HopLop Indoor Adventure Park Eteläkatu 1, Family Center Mon Sun 10 am -8 pm Korpikeidas Joutseno Salmon fishing in the summer Mon - Sun 10 am - 6 pm Domestic Animal Park 15 May 15 Sept Mon - Sun 10 am 7 pm Bicycle rental: Pyörä Expert tel Sataman Loiste tel Sandcastle Tourist Information Point during the open hours June 6 - August 30 THE WHOLE FAMILY LIKES KORPIKEIDAS! Vesikkolantie 415 Joutseno puh. (05)
12 12 The Summer 2015 Sandcastle is Heroes This summer, the theme of the Sandcastle is Heroes! Images and stories of heroes of fantasy, sports and real life will fill the Sandcastle. In the summer of 2015, the Sandcastle will be built in Lappeenranta for the twelfth time. Located in the fortress headland, the main attraction for local residents and tourists alike will be opened on 6 June The Sandcastle area will be open to visitors free of charge to the end of August. The 2015 theme for the Sandcastle, Heroes, was selected on the basis of suggestions from the public, which were gathered this year via the Sandcastle's Facebook pages. The Sandcastle area will be full of events and programmes this summer. The City of Lappeenranta will provide tourist information services in the Sandcastle area. Street train tours start and end at the Sandcastle, and there will be a café, an ice cream stand, rides and plenty of things to do in the area. Bicycles and kayaks will also be available for rent in the Sandcastle area. THE SANDCASTLE AREA WILL BE OPEN FROM 6 JUNE TO 30 AUGUST 2015 from 10 am to 9 pm.
13 SUMMER DAYS FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 13 Lappeenranta provides a wide range of opportunities to spend quality time with the kids without spending a lot of money. Below are some tips on ways to have fun in Lappeenranta free of charge. Myllysaari Recreation Area Versatile beach services, beach volleyball courts, green spaces, shallow beaches safe for young children etc. Sandcastle Area Traffic City The Children's Traffic City (a traffic park) is situated close to the city centre on Valtakatu, next to the water tower east of the roundabout. Entrance during the summer time is free for both locals and tourists. An instructor is on site to provide instructions and guidance and to supervise the allocation of pedal cars and driving turns. In the Traffic City, children are always the responsibility of their parents and must be supervised. The pedal cars are only allowed for children under the age of 12. Angry Birds Activity Park The Angry Birds Activity Park is located next to the Holiday Club Saimaa hotel and spa, on two floors, at the shopping centre Capri. The lower floor comprises a kids' play world and a toddlers' world. Also located on the lower floor are the Angry Birds cinema, pedal cars and rope bridges. Flowpark Flowpark is located in the Myllysaari Recreation Area in Lappeenranta. The park is within walking distance of the city centre. In the summer, a nice way to get to the activity park is on board the street car. Flowpark's adventure trails have been constructed without harming any of the trees. The trails run 2 10 metres above the ground. They are a great way of testing courage, coordination and balance, but also an overall fun experience. The trails are colour-coded into four categories based on their degree of difficulty. Green and blue trails are the easiest (minimum height 120 cm), while the red and black trails are more difficult (minimum height 150 cm). To enter the Flowpark, you need to be at least 120 cm tall, to be accompanied by an adult if you are under ten years old, and to have permission from a parent/guardian to go on the trails if you are underage. At the Flowpark, dozens of different activities will be sure to provide enough challenge to everyone, from experienced adventurers to first-timers! Atreenalin Adventure Park Saimaa Atreenalin Adventure Park Saimaa is located in the Rauha area, a short distance from Holiday Club Saimaa hotel and spa. The Discovery and Family routes are also well-suited for young children (minimum height 130 cm), but under 13 year-olds must be accompanied by their parents. The Kid's Land offers plenty of activities for smaller and younger children.
15 Take a Cruise on Lake Saimaa or to Vyborg, Russia, in the Summer of The stunning waterways of Lake Saimaa are a fantastic experience. From the busy harbour of Lappeenranta, you can take a cruise in the archipelago and along the historic Saimaa Canal. The cruise selection also includes visa-free cruises to the Russian cities of Vyborg and St Petersburg. Some of the ships offer the option of having meals on board, and charter cruises are also available. There is something for every holiday itinerary in our broad selection. Cruises from Lappeenranta M/s El Faro 16 May - 31May and 17 August 4 October Saimaa canal cruises Sat-Sun 11-13, June 16 August Saimaa canal cruises every day from 11 am to 1 pm, from 3 pm to 5 pm Saimaa cruises every day from 6 pm to 8 pm M/s Carelia Cruises and City Breaks to Vyborg and St. Petersburg from 22 May to 5 Sept. Departures almost every day. More information: Tohtorikalat 1/3 M/s Camilla 26 May 5 Sept Saimaa canal cruise Mon-Sat from 12 am to 2 pm (on July also on Sat from 3 pm to 5 pm and Sun from 2 pm to 4 pm) Canal-archipelago cruise Mon - Sat from 6 pm to 9 pm, M/s Suvi- Ellen Pre-order cruises w w w. t o h t o r i k a l a t. f i Tohtorikalat Doctor Fish Spa Kauppakatu 61, LPR (enterance from Mutkakatu) tel Doctor Fish Treatments open mon-fri 10am-5pm, sat 11am-3pm A new kind of experience, pleasant doctor fish foot treatment softens the skin and removes calluses from the bottom of your feet. Located also in the same address: BeautyCenter Pinkki tel
16 16 Myllysaari Recreation Area Myllysaari sauna 2. Shed for roawing boats 3. Shed for canoes 4. Outdoor swimming pool and pavilions 5. Beach for children 6. Toboggan slide 7. Beach 8. Cafeteria and toilets 9. Pavilions 10. Beach volleyball court 11. Adventure park Flowpark 12. Boat dock Close to 9. the city centre, the Myllysaari recreation area offers activities for the whole day. The area boasts: two sandy beaches, one reserved for families with children; picnic tables; a playground for children; beach volleyball courts; a street basketball court; a sledge slide; exercise and climbing equipment area; a beach café; and a public sauna and diving tower. For more adventurous types, Myllysaari offers the adventure trails of Flowpark and a parkour course. Lappeenranta is a sauna city Experience the charming atmosphere of Lappeenranta's public saunas. Myllysaari sauna in the centre of Lappeenranta Hinkanranta saunas in Joutseno Sauna World at the Holiday Club Spa in Rauha More information and opening hours are available on each sauna's website. Myllysaari sauna's opening hours are included in the weekly programme. Come and feel the heat!
17 17 double room 39,50 / person open Matkailukeskus HUHTINIEMI Lappeenranta ACCOMODATION TO SUIT DIFFERENT NEEDS Kuusimäenkatu 18, Lappeenranta Tel (0) Finnhostel Lappeenranta, Huhtiniemi Camping, Holiday Home
18 18 Opening of the Summer Concert Season and Children's Street Painting Fair At the Harbour Square on Sunday 31 May 12 am 6 pm The summer concert season will be opened at the Harbour Square on Sunday 31 May at 12 noon. The performers at the opening concert include Rakuunasoittokunta, Karjalan Lauluveikot, Trio Tumma Yö, Niilin Helmet, Viihdekuoro Carpe Diem and Harri Kiianen Band. The City of Lappeenranta and the South Karelia Artists' Association will organise the traditional street painting fair from 12 noon to 2 pm. Little artists will get a chance to let their creativity run wild after the dance performance of the moms and kids group of Tanssistudio TwoStep, which begins at 11:30 am. All you need to take part is enthusiasm, clothes that can get messy and a few small cups to hold the paint. Lappeenranta event services welcome everyone to this year's opening of the summer concert season and the children's street painting fair at the Harbour Square! Summer Concerts at the Harbour Square Tues, Thu, Sat 6-7 pm 2 June Kuoromiehet 4 June Happy Days 6 June Lappeenrannan Big Band 9 June LTY:n Puhallinorkesteri Pyörre 11 June The Valmets 13 June Duo Sininen Sävel 16 June Jazz Memorial Band 18 June Lazzarella 23 June Lappeenrannan Karjalakuoro 25 June K.Hyry 30 June Lappeenrannan Harmonikkakerho 2 July Rakuunasoittokunnan varusmiehet 4 July Trio Tumma Yö 7 July CupCakes 9 July Suur-Lappeenrannan Eläkkeensaajat 11 July Metsien Elvikset 14 July Tanssiorkesteri Monrepon 16 July Jonni Takala & Jamifox 21 July Trio H-hetki 23 July Montolan Puhallinorkesteri 25 July Tanssiorkesteri Sarastus 28 July Duo Sininen Sävel 30 July Tanssiorkesteri Monrepon 1 August Harri Kiianen Band 4 August K.Hyry 6 August Ratsuväen perinnesoittokunta 8 August The Old Style Band 11 August Lazzarella 13 August PoteroOrkesteri 15 August Saimaan Harpistit Open-Air Karaoke at the Harbour Square on Wednesdays 10 June, 8 July and 5 August at 7-9 pm Market Square on Saturdays at am 6 June Sekakuoro Ajattomat 13 June Suur-Lappeenrannan Eläkkeensaajat 4 July Lauritsalan eläkkeensaajat 18 July HuGe ja nakkisormet 25 July Saimaan Harpistit 1 August Lappeenrannan Karjalakuoro 8 August HuGe ja nappisormet 15 August Rakuunasoittokunnan varusmiehet Joutseno market square on Thursdays at 11 am 12 noon 11 June Joutsenon Eläkkeensaajat ry 25 June Metsien Elvikset 9 July Lappeenrannan Harmonikkakerho 23 July Tanssiorkesteri Sarastus 6 August Trio Tumma Yö 13 August Lauritsalan Eläkkeensaajat Singalongs at the Summer Theatre on Sundays at 6-7 pm 14 June Lappeenrannan Naislaulajat 12 July Lappeenrannan Naislaulajat 9 August Kuoromiehet
19 Lappeenranta Ballet Gala 2015 June 12 - June The Lappeenranta Ballet Gala is known for its enticing repertoire, which changes every year. Each programme combines top scenes from classical works of ballet with exciting new pieces by contemporary choreographers, many of which are being seen for the first time in Finland. This tradition continues in summer 2015, when the sixth Ballet Gala will be held on June at Lappeenranta City Theatre. Artistic Director Juhani Teräsvuori promises that the Ballet Gala's programme will be full of sweet surprises, such as Maraschino Cherries. He also predicts that the gala in June will be the most fascinating yet. Introdans, a Dutch company of 12 dancers, will headline this year's gala. The rest of the 2015 programme will mainly comprise the most beautiful scenes from classic ballets, such as the magnificent Dying Swan, performed by Alena Shkatula from the Estonian National Ballet. Scenes from ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, La Bayadère and The Talisman will be performed by leading dancers from one of the finest ballets in Germany, Semperoper Dresden, and from the Estonian National Ballet and the Ballet of the National Theatre in Brno, Czech Republic. The Brno company also includes one young Finnish ballet dancer, Emilia Vuorio. Returning to the stage after his successful performance in summer 2014 will be Davit Galstyan, in the delicious Le Bourgeois by Jacques Brel. Tickets to the Ballet Gala are sold at the ticket office of the Lappeenranta City Theatre and the Customer Service Centre Winkki at the City Hall. Tickets are also available anywhere in Finland via Lippupiste and online at Lappeenranta Ballet Gala is organised by Nordic Dance Makers in cooperation with the City of Lappeenranta.
20 20 Lappeenranta City Theatre The new theatre is located in the city centre in the IsoKristiina shopping centre. Building a theatre in a shopping centre is a unique solution worldwide, aimed at bringing theatrical arts back to its roots, in the middle of people and the hustle and bustle of city life. The Director of the transformed Lappeenranta City Theatre will be Timo Sokura. In autumn 2015, the Lappeenranta City Theatre will be presenting KOHTAAMISIA at Kehruuhuone and ENNENKUULEMATONTA! a collection of favourite songs from musicals never heard before in Lappeenranta at Lappeenranta Hall. The award-winning cartoon by Anni Nykänen, MUMMO with Marja-Liisa Ketola in the title role of grandma will be the first premiere of the new theatre on Friday 20 November at 7 pm on the small stage. Kuvaaja Ari Nakari Lappeenranta City Orchestra With more than hundred years of operations, the Lappeenranta City Orchestra continues to be a key attraction in South Karelia. Its artistic director is Tibor Bogányi. Currently, the orchestra has an active "minisinfonietta" of 21 regular players, which can, through assistants and cooperation projects, be extended to become the Saimaa Sinfonietta. In the summer of 2015, the Lappeenranta City Orchestra will perform at the Young Soloists' Concert at the Lappeenranta Hall on Wednesday 13 May at 7 pm, and at the Evening at the Kehruuhuone event on Friday 7 August at 7 pm. Advance sales of theatre and concert tickets: Customer Service Centre Winkki (address: Villimiehenkatu 1) Mon Fri 8 am - 4 pm, tel ,
21 21 Cafe28 CAFES & BAKERY SHOPS LEIPÄ Always fresh local bakers breads & pastries! Cafe Tullitie 1 Cafe28 Tullitie Lappeenranta puh Armilankatu Lappeenranta puh We re Open mon - fri 7 am - 5 pm sat 8.30 am - 2 pm We re Open ma-pe
22 22 Walking Tours 2015 Fortress Walking Tour for the entire family 11 and 25 July, 12 am 1 pm On the fortress walking tour, there are interesting facts and fables told about the history and present day of the fortification. The tour is suitable for the entire family. Departure in front of Scandic Patria Hotel (Kauppakatu 21) Prices: adults 6 and children 3 (free for under-3s) Lappeenranta then and now 18 July and 1 August, 12 am 1 pm The downtown walking tour visits interesting statues, monuments, buildings and places of historical significance, and describes what future plans there are for the city Centre area. Departure in front of Tourist Info (Brahenkatu 1, Shopping Centre IsoKristiina) Return to Old City Hall (Raatihuone). Prices: adults 6 and children 3 (free for under-3s) Museum summer 2015 in Lappeenranta Exhibitions South Karelia Museum (Kristiinankatu 15) South Karelia Art Museum (Kristiinankatu 8 10) Opening hours: Tues Sun 11 am 5 pm, in the summer 8 June 23 August Mon- Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat Sun 11 am 5 pm Barefoot? 10 lives in the Karelian Isthmus The grand exhibition of the South Karelia Museum and South Karelia Art Museum presents the history of the Karelian Isthmus from various perspectives. The exhibition will be on display at the South Karelia Museum and the South Karelia Art Museum. Hugo Simberg, Sheep Girl, Tampere Art Society collection. Photo: Museokuva Green Stockhouse (Kristiinankatu 6) Opening hours: 16 May 7 June Tues Sun 11 am 5 pm, in the summer 8 June 9 August Mon- Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat Sun 11 am 5 pm Park Monrepos Jewel of the Karelian Isthmus Travelling exhibit by National Park-Museum Park Monrepos in Vyborg.
23 23 Cavalry Museum (Kristiinankatu 2) in the summer 8 June 23 August Mon- Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat Sun 11 am 5 pm Other times by prior arrangement. Pihatto Gallery Kaakkois-Suomen Valokuvakeskus 6 30 May Kaisu Häkkänen 3 June 4 July South Karelia Artists' Association: an exchange exhibition for Wales 8 July 1 August Photo exhibition 7 29 August Kalevatron festival Valtakatu 80, entry from Kaukaankatu Open: Tues- Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 1 pm Free entry! Events 8 May 11 am 5 pm Friday at the Museum Free entry to the Barefoot? 10 lives in the Karelian Isthmus exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at the South Karelia Museum and the South Karelia Art Museum. Peer guides will be present 1 pm 3 pm. 16 May 5 pm 11 pm Night at the Museum Free entry to the museums inside the Fortress; a special programme; museums' opening hours extended from 5 pm to 11 pm. 26 May 4:30 pm a mini guided tour at the South Karelia Museum Barefoot 10 lives in the Karelian Isthmus exhibition. Included in the ticket price. 25 July 11:30 am and 1:00 pm Shows by the Heritage Association of the Savo Railway Museum Included in the ticket price. South Karelia Art Museum. 6 August 6 pm Toivo Kuula lecture concert Kaisa Kuula-Bullat lecture and violin, and Pia Rask, piano. Excerpts from the diaries of Toivo and Alma Kuula. 8 August Family Day at the Fortress Free entry to all the museums. A special programme at the museums and in the Fortress. The Family Day is part of the Old Town Days at the Fortress (7 9 August). Throughout the summer, museum guides will be touring the Fortress area, telling stories about the history of the Fortress and informing people about what the Fortress area holds and what exhibitions are on display there at any given time. Further information: Wolkoff House Museum (Kauppakatu 26) Sat Sun 11 am 5 pm, in the summer 8 June 23 August Mon- Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat Sun 11 am 5 pm
24 24 tel Cafe Shop
25 25 JALOKIVIKYLÄ Ylämaa - The world of gemstones Gemstone Museum Jewellery Stores Spectrolite exhibitions Cafe-Restaurant Ylämaa Gem and Mineral Show June 26th - 28th Ylämaan Jalokivimuseoyhdistys Korupirtti Oy Kiviseppä Ky Ylämaan Korukivi Ky G & S Design Lappeenranta tourist information info Tel +358 (0) Finnish handcrafts for gifts and for you We re open mon tue-fri sat Taito-shop Kauppakatu 25 Tasihins house
26 Restaurant Wolkoff Wolkoff House Museum Tasihin House, Gallery Laura Scandic Hotel Patria Pusupuisto Kiosk Monument of the Battle of Lappeenranta 1741 Pusupuisto Park stage Fortress ramparts Picnic area Vyborg Gate Monument of a Lutheran church Summer Theatre Muonamakasiini storehouse and shop Cavalry Museum Green storehouse "Vihreä makasiini", exhibitions Majurska House and old-time coffee shop. Handicraft shops, art exhibitions etc. Backyard building Pilttuu Orthodox Church and Rectory South Karelia Art Museum Orthodox Parish House Lappeenranta Dance Institute Lappeenranta Museums` office, the former Commandant s house Restaurant Linnoituksen Krouvi Vesiportinkuja alley Regional office of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Katariina Square Kristiina s Workshops and Katariina s Art Residence
27 Hamina Gate Cultural Center Kehruuhuone City archives, the former prison Old mortuary Pictorial Art School and Gallery Kaakaopapu Old barracks South Karelia Museum Yacht Club Wilmanranta Ceramics shop and gallery Täky Gallery. Arts and crafts sales exhibition Foundry " Vanha valimo Sandcastle and Tourist Info, open in Summer Pavilion. Beautiful view over Lake Saimaa and the Fortress 40. Verhoilu-Seppo. Boat and car upholsterer 41. Restaurant & Terrace Wanha Makasiini 42. Café/restaurant Sataman Loiste, service 43. Fortress quay 44. Passenger Harbour /Cruises 45. Harbour Square and Coffee stalls 46. Boat restaurant s/s Suvi-Saimaa 47. Boat restaurant Prinsessa Armaada 48. Café Kafiina and children s playfield 49. Kasino Park 50. Restaurant Kasino 51. Kasino terrace 52. Lappeenranta Spa 53. Halkosaari Pavilion 54. Myllysaari beach, family park and Flow Park adventure track
28 30 Old Town Days at the Fortress on 7 9 August The fires will once again be lit at the Fortress The Old Town Days, organised by the City of Lappeenranta in cooperation with the operators of the Fortress area and local producers of cultural services, is a public event to be held at the Fortress on 7 9 August The Old Town Days are for celebrating the anniversary of Lappeenranta, naming the new Master of the Fortress and displaying the history of the Fortress. Friday 7 August: Day of the Master of the Fortress Saturday 8 August: Family Day at the Fortress, open house at the Old Town Hall Raatihuone Sunday 9 August: Historical Day at the Fortress The week of celebrations begins with a drama tour In the footsteps of the Emperor on Wednesday 5 August, followed by the Toivo Kuula Concert on Thursday 6 August Old Town Days at the Fortress begin on Friday 7 August with the announcement of who is the Master of the Fortress, at 6 pm. The Saturday afternoon programme is especially directed at families with children. On Sunday, the programme will begin with an ecumenical service, after which the programme of the Historical Day at the Fortress comprises work demonstrations and musical performances. The Old Town Days at the Fortress will end with a singalong. The events are mostly free of charge, except for the concerts and some other events; these will be mentioned separately.
29 Tasihin House Event Summer 31 At the Summer Theater: Tasihin House yard, Kauppakatu 25 Heinähattu ja Vilttitossu Tickets 15/ Information and ticket bookings: puh , Mies, joka ei osannut sanoa ei Tickets 17/15/10 Herra Kivisen puutarhatontut Tickets 10, groups 8 Information and ticket bookings: Taito-kauppa (Kauppakatu 25) tel Other Events: Kipinä Folk Music Concert thursday June 11 at 7pm Ocarina Painting Finland Championship thursday June 6 at 5pm Traditional Cavalry Band wednesday July 29 at 7pm Creative Giftshop Ideri Kauppakatu 25, 53100, LAPPEENRANTA Take a peek
30 32 SERVICES GENERAL EMERGENCIES 112 POLICE 112 AMBULANCE AND FIRE 112 Etelä-Karjala central hospital Valto Käkelän katu Lappeenranta Mehiläinen Lappeenranta (private hospital) Kauppakatu 40, 3.krs (Galleria shopping centre) Terveystalo Lappeenranta (private hospital) Brahenkatu Pharmacies Lappeenrannan Keskusapteekki Kauppakatu 43 Yliopiston Apteekki IsoKristiina Shopping centre Kaivokatu 5 Currency exchange Change Group Kauppakeskus Galleria Kauppakatu 40 SAFAR OY Valtakatu 32 Post office Kauppakeskus Armada Kauppakatu Lappeenrannan main library Maakuntakirjasto Valtakatu 47 SHOPPING Shopping centres Grande Orchidee Helkalankatu 3 Shopping centre Armada Kauppakatu Shopping centre Capri Vipelentie 3 5 RAUHA Shopping centre Family Center Hyrymäenkatu 2 Shopping centre Galleria Kauppakatu 40 Shopping centre Iso- Kristiina Brahenkatu 3-7 Shopping centre Opri Valtakatu 30 Shopping centre Weera Kauppakatu 39 Prisma Puhakankatu 9-11 K Citymarket Toikansuontie 4 ACCOMMODATION Hotel Scandic Patria Kauppakatu Hotel Cumulus Valtakatu Sokos Hotel Lappee Brahenkatu Hotel Holiday Club Saimaa Tiuruniementie 131, Rauha Lappeenranta Spa/Hotel Ainonkatu Holiday and Conference Hotel Marjola Mikonsaarentie Finnhostel Kuusimäenkatu Summer Hotel Karelia-Park Korpraalinkuja Lappeenranta Gasthaus Kantolankulma Kimpisenkatu gasthauslappeenranta.com CitiMOTEL Kannelkatu Miekkala Majoitus Mentulantie WHERE TO EAT Amarillo Valtakatu 33 Angus Steak & Wine Kauppakatu 33 Golden Tai Snellmaninkatu 5 Gringos Locos Snellmaninkatu 10 Himalayan Villa Koulukatu Indiana Cury Raatimiehenkatu 13 Kehruuhuone Kristiinankatu 20 La Olivia Valtakatu 46 Linnoituksen Krouvi Vesiportinkuja 5 (summer restaurant) McDonald s Ratakatu 29 Olé Raatimiehenkatu 18 Prinsessa Armaada Harbour (summer restaurant) Suvi-Saimaa Harbour (kesäravintola) Wanha Makasiini Satamatie 4 Wolkoff Kauppakatu 26
31 33 PUBS Birra Kauppakatu 27 BIG J's Bar Kauppakatu 28 Kippari Krouvi Oksasenkatu 8 Kolme Lyhtyä Kauppakatu 27 Old Cock Valtakatu 54 Pikku Pete Kauppakatu 52 Teerenpeli Kauppakatu 28 CAFES/ LUNCH PLACES Konditoria ja kahvila Aleksanteri Valtakatu 42 Kahvila Alexandra Toikankatu 1 Café Isaak Urheilukatu 6 Coffee House Kauppakatu Caffe Violet Kauppakatu 28 Kahvila Kaisla Kauppakatu 63 Kahvila Kardemumma Kauppakatu 41 Kasino Ainonkatu 10 Kristiina Kymenraitti 10 Pressiklubi Lauritsalantie 1 Resiina Travel Center Ratakatu 21 Santeri Pohjolankatu 10 Säräkauppa & Kahvila Marketplace, Snellmaninkatu 14 Subway Valtakatu 34 tel Traditional confectionery cafe and the edge of the Market Square WELCOME! Oksasenkatu 1, Lpr Open mon-fri 8am - 5pm, sat 9am - 3pm and during June 1 to September 30: sun 9am - 2pm
32 34 DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD in historical sur roundings Wine and beer delicacies Grill Night every Friday Terrace with Saimaa views weather permitting L?innoituksen Krouvi Vesiportinkuja 5 Lappeenranta Fortress tel Friendly service and the best terrace view in the city. Lappeenranta Harbour Next to the playground - O P E N HOURS DRIVE-THRU Ratakatu LAPPEENRANTA
33 35 Lunch & Cafe RINNEKULMA in Myllymäki, Lappeenranta Delicious home-cooked menu everyday! tel Open mon-fri 10.30am - 3pm Myllymäenkatu Lappeenranta Avoinna ma pe klo 10 17, la klo Neuvontapisteestämme saatavilla matkamuistoja ja paikallisia käsitöitä!
34 EXPERIENCE OUR UNIQUE RESTAURANTS FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD Wanha Makasiini Bistro is a delicious and atmospheric restaurant with a terrace in the Lappeenranta Harbour. Restaurant Wanha Makasiini Bistro Satamatie 4, Lappeenranta tel Open from May 25th 2015 mon 12pm - 10pm tue - sat 12pm - 11pm sun 12pm - 10pm Sit down & relax on the summer terrace in the center of the city. EASY-GOING SPANISH FOOD AND TAPAS RESTAURANT Restaurant La Oliva Valtakatu 46, Lappeenranta, tel Open mon - thu 11am - 10pm, fri 11am - 11pm, sat 12pm - 11pm, sun 12pm - 8pm AUTHENTIC ASIAN FLAVOURS Ravintola TANG CAPITAL Shopping Centre IsoKristiina tel Booking and reservations or tel
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