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 Manta570.jpgTHE FINNISH CAPITAL REGION

The Finnish capital region consists of four cities: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. The region is home to around 1 million inhabitants, which is almost a quarter of the total population of Finland.

The location on the Baltic Sea, cultural climate and green landscapes of the capital region offer a lot to see to visitors from all over the world.

The commuter towns surrounding the capital region are Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Nurmijärvi, Sipoo, Tuusula and Vihti.

The Municipality of Tuusula

Lake Tuusulanjärvi

Lake Tuusulanjärvi has played a very important role in the cultural history of Finland. The dream of a countryside home got several young Finnish artists to move there at the end of the 19th century. Artists such as Jean Sibelius, Eero Järnefelt and Pekka Halonen used to live there with their families. The artistic families of the region formed a lively social circle.

Today the museums Ainola, former home of the family of the composer Jean Sibelius, and Halosenniemi, former home of the family of the artist Pekka Halonen, comprise the most popular tourist attractions in the region of Lake Tuusulanjärvi.

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Address: Halsuantie 12 H 32 00420 Helsinki, 00420 HELSINKI
Phone: + 358 40 748 2100

The shore road of Tuusula

The Tuusulanjärvi area hosts many types of museums that present art, culture, and history. Several artists, including painters, writers, and composers, lived and worked in the area surrounding the lake, which makes Rantatie, the road along the shore of the lake, one of a kind in Finland.
The museums in the Tuusulanjärvi area provide an extensive picture of Finnish history during times of peace and war alike.

Source Tuusulanjärven Matkailu ry

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