Get familiar with the history of Turku
Where in Turku was a lake situated hundreds of years ago? Where was the bridge that collapsed or the house that the disappeared into river? Explore the Turku returns to the map cultural exercise route to find the answers!
The length of the route is 8.4 km.
The first public urban parks were built in the 19th century with comfort, recreation, and merry-making in mind. One of the oldest parks in Turku is Brahenpuisto, which is located next to Turku Cathedral. The first ‘horti’ were created in the area already in the latter half of the 16th century. Planting of the park started after the Great Fire of Turku in 1833, and Brahenpuisto was renovated and expanded in 1886-1888. The park got its characteristic monument, the statue of Per Brahe by sculptor Walter Runeberg, in 1888.
Turku's Sports Park is situated at the city center along the east bank of the Aurajoki river. The area is not just for sports and exercise, but the park is also a substantial recreational area with cultural and historical value.
The Sports Park is used by a variety of sports teams and clubs as well as by individual athletes. The sports facilities are meant for both exercise and competition use.
Facilities at the Sports Park:
Users of the Stadium must ensure that they follow the instructions of authorities regarding safety distances, good hand hygiene and coughing correctly for avoiding corona virus.
Paavo Nurmi Stadium provides great settings for athletics.
Mainly just track and field clubs are allowed to make reservations for Paavo Nurmi Stadium. Outside reserved hours the stadium is in public use. Check the reservations from the Timmi reservation planner.
Time travel through the history of Finland
Explore the history of Turku by taking the Heart of Finland route. At the same time you will learn about the development of the region of the river Aura and Turku. Walk, run or cycle, the choice is yours.
The route starts from the Turku city centre and continues through the Maaherran Makasiini to the Old Castle of Lieto. The length of the route is 11.5 km. There are 12 information boards along the route.
Become familiar with Turku architecture
Familiarize yourself with Turku city center architecture by taking the ArchitecTOUR route. The route introduces the city's architecture and how it has changed. Walk, run or cycle, the choice is yours.
There are two route options: you may choose a shorter or a longer version. The total length of both routes is 9.63 km.
Explore the mysteries of Turku
What kind of strange things have happened in the Kupittaa lido and on the Aura riverside? Where is the second secret passage of Turku located? Take the Amazing Turku route and you will find out! Walk, run or cycle, the choice is yours.
The route starts from the city centre, goes around the Samppalinna lido and continues to the Student Village. The length of the Amazing Turku route is 4.8 km.
Work out in the stairs of Turku
Add stairs to your route and get in shape in a fun way! One step up the stairs is equivalent to ten steps on flat ground. In the city center area there are three Stepping It Up routes containing lots of stairs. At the same time you can familiarize yourself with the history of Turku.
The lengths of the routes are 2 km, 9 km and 11 km.
Get to know the statues of Turku
What kind of statues are there in the Turku city centre and what kind of history do they have? Explore the Sculpture Walk cultural exercise route and find out the answers. Walk, run or cycle, the choice is yours.
The city centre’s outdoor statues and environmental artworks are divided between three route options. One is located around the Turku Cathedral and the University, the second around the Samppalinna hill and the third around the Aura riverside and Puolalanmäki.
Explore Romantic Turku
What are good places and times to kiss in Turku? How did people court in Turku in different decades? Explore the Romantic Turku cultural exercise route and find the answers!
The length of the Romantic Turku route is 6.2 km.
The concert will be held in front of the Suomen Joutsen ship in the unique milieu of the River Aura on Friday, May 20, at 18.00.