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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.


Photo by Taneli Eskola

Landscape of Sibelius

20 March 2015-20 March 2016         

Restaurant Linnaravintola Brahe's logo

Cafe and Restaurant services
in the Castle by Linnaravintola Brahe

Jean Sibelius as a child.

Janne - Encounters in the world
of the childhood and youth of
Jean Sibelius 20 March 2015
- 20 March 2016

 HeavyMetal nelio

Forthcoming: Heavy Metal - Arms
and Armours from the 16th to 18th
century 22.4. - 23.10.2016

15.8.-18.12. and 2.1.-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.

1.6.-14.8. daily 10 am - 5 pm

All opening times

Entry fees:

Adults 9 €

Reduced ticket 7 €

Children (7-17 years) 4,50 €

Family ticket 20 €

More information:
tel. +358 295 33 6932

Ticket sales:
tel. +358 295 33 6931