Häme Castle

Experience the Middle Ages as well as the grandeur and decline of this 700-year-old castle by yourself or on a guided tour.

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Open today 10—16 10/5 € Check all prices and opening times

Note!
The inner courtyard and the well yard of Häme Castle are closed from 20th of August to 20th of September.

1.6.-31.8. Guided tours in English at 10, 11, 14, 15 & 16. Read more about the guided tours here

Häme Castle is a medieval castle in Hämeenlinna, Finland.  The Castle was most likely built during the late 13th century to serve as military base in the border zone between Sweden and Novgorod. At the end of the Middle ages the castle was governed by some of the most influential Swedish houses, the Tott, the Sture and the Posse. In addition to its status as a military fortress and home for Swedish nobility, the castle has seen use as a prison, and is currently a museum operated by the Finnish Heritage Agency. The castle is one of the main tourist attractions of southern Finland, being the centerpiece of the city and a popular venue for events, including renaissance fairs.