Experience Olavinlinna Castle and get an impression about the dramatic history of Finland.
The construction and Olavinlinna Castle goes back to 1475. The castle was supposed to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown.
When you look at the history of Olavinlinna, it is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and every-day chores inside the security of the castle's thick walls.
The changing ownership of the castle left their marks on Olivinlinna, and can be seen in the varied architecture. Today the castle halls and rooms can be rented and used for all kinds of events.