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Häme Castle

Kustaa III:n katu 6, Hämeenlinna


Häme Castle is one of Finland's medieval royal castles. It is believed to have been built at the end of the 13th century, following the crusade by Swedish Earl Birger to Häme region.

During the Middle Ages the original fortified camp was built into a residential castle for its commandant. In the 18th century a third storey was built and curtain wall buildings partly replaced the original outer walls. The castle and its surroundings were in prison use from 1837 to 1972. The main castle is now presented as a historical monument.

The Häme Castle and its redbrick barracks are on the shore of Lake Vanajavesi. The promontary has been a meeting place for centuries, and the walls almost echo the voices from the Middle Ages.


Buhurt-ville tarhala- 9034207

Events at the Häme Castle 2017


Restaurant Linnaravintola Brahe's logo

Cafe and Restaurant services
in the Castle by Linnaravintola

1.6.-14.8. daily 10 am - 5 pm

15.8.-17.12. and 3.1.-30.4.
Tue-Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am - 4 pm, mondays closed.
2.5.-31.5. Mon-Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am - 4 pm.

All opening times

Entry fees:

Adults 9 €

Reduced ticket 7 €

Children (7-17 years) 4,50 €

Family ticket 20 €

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More information:
tel. +358 295 33 6932

Ticket sales:
tel. +358 295 33 6931