Kruununhaka Walk, Helsinki

Kruununhaka Walk (Self Guided), Helsinki

Visiting Kruununhaka is like going on a fantastic trip back to the past. The captivating neighborhood is situated in Helsinki’s historical center, in the oldest part of the city. Many of the buildings date back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They are in a good state of preservation and were built by some of the best architects and designers of their day. The area got its name from the harbor garden where the king used to graze his horses.

While you are here, make a point of stopping by Sederholm House, the oldest house in Helsinki. The two-story stone building in Senate Square was constructed in 1757 and was once the house of an exceedingly rich merchant. It was also one of the plushest Helsinki homes of its time, and today is a museum offering fascinating insights into aspects of the city’s past.

As you tour the area, note the many fabulous staircases. They hail from separate eras and feature a number of different styles, including Jugend, Classical and Neo-Renaissance.In keeping with the historical vibe, the neighborhood also draws visitors to its collection of funky vintage shops. Kruununhaka also has its very own island, called Tervasaari. It is connected to the mainland via a short road.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Kruununhaka Walk Map

Guide Name: Kruununhaka Walk
Guide Location: Finland » Helsinki
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: naomi
Hallituskatu, Helsinki Cathedral

1) Hallituskatu, Helsinki Cathedral

Snellmaninkatu

3) Snellmaninkatu

Snellmaninkatu, House of the Estates

4) Snellmaninkatu, House of the Estates

Rauhankatu, National Archives

5) Rauhankatu, National Archives

Snellmaninkatu

6) Snellmaninkatu

Liisankatu corner with Snellmaninkatu

7) Liisankatu corner with Snellmaninkatu

Liisankatu corner with Snellmaninkatu

8) Liisankatu corner with Snellmaninkatu

Ritarikatu, House of Nobility

12) Ritarikatu, House of Nobility

Maurinkatu, War Museum

13) Maurinkatu, War Museum

Pohjoisranta Street

14) Pohjoisranta Street

Walking Tours in Helsinki, Finland

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Helsinki's Historical Churches

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Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Seurasaari Island Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles

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