How the fortress became a city. To the 800th anniversary of the Danish city
How old are settlements in Tallinn? When did the settlement become a city? How did they live here in the first years under the dominion of Denmark? The exhibition presents the birth of Tallinn in three stages: Tallinn before it became a city, Tallinn when Valdemar II arrived and the foundation of the city. The exposition includes archaeological materials from scientific collections of the Tallinn City Museum and Tallinn University. And for comparison, items from Tartu, Riga and Lund are exhibited. Here you can see an animated model of the formation of the city since the Danish domination, made by the artist Jüri Ratas.
If you arrive in Helsinki during the warm season, you should definitely include the Linnanmaki attraction park in your schedule. This is the oldest and most popular attraction park in Finland, which was founded in 1950. On the territory of the park you will find more than 40 attractions, as well as many different games, cafes and restaurants for every taste. The most popular attraction – a wooden roller coaster-has been pleasing visitors to the Park since 1951!
The first Helsinki Biennale will be held on the island of Vallisaari, which is a former military base that defender the capital of Finland from the sea. It will be attended by about 30 contemporary artists, who will be strictly selected by the Commission of curators of the Helsinki art Museum. A paved path will be laid along the island, which will pass by works of art displayed in the open air. Some of the exhibits will be placed inside the premises-former powder cellars and barracks. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the best works of contemporary artists in the unique atmosphere of the military island.
Another festival dedicated to the medieval history of Tallinn, which offers guests a fascinating journey to the ancient revel of five hundred years ago. On the town hall square, in the heart of the Old city, the medieval market of merchants and artisans of the heyday of the Hanseatic League will be revived. There will be jousting tournaments, craft workshops and many other activities for the whole family.
The legendary Olympic stadium, which was built before the 1940 Olympics and has been undergoing a complete renovation since 2016, will be reopened on August 7, 2020. An impressive ceremony will be held in honor of the opening. The two-hour program will include performances by many famous Finnish artists. After the opening, the stadium will host concerts by many other celebrities, including Antti Tuisku and the Finnish rock band Sunrise Avenue, which will hold a farewell show here. Within a few weeks after the opening, numerous free events will take place at the Olympic stadium and the updated Finnish sports Museum. Sports events will return to the arena only in September.