Vartiovuori Observatory, Turku
The observatory and several wooden houses (current Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum) on the hill were saved from the Great Fire of Turku 1827. Observatory is famous for a note made by German astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander:
"Here the observations were stopped by a horrible fire which burn the whole city into ashes but, thanks to God, left the observatory intact".
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Vartiovuori Observatory on Map
Walking Tours in Turku, Finland
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