Paimio Sanatorium guided tours

Visit Paimio Sanatorium on our guided tours. There are several options, duration from one to two hours.

Standard tour 1.5 h

90 € (1–6 persons).
7 or more persons 15 € / person.

Highlights tour 1 h

60 € (1–5 persons).
Only for 1-5 persons. We’ll visit as many rooms as the time allows.
Note! Guide is booked for 60 minutes. If you arrive 10 mins late, your tour will be 50 mins.

Themed tour 2 h

120 € (1–6 persons).
7 or more persons 15 € / person + 30 € single payment.

Choose theme of four different choices: Theme Tours

We do not take credit cards.
Only cash payment or invoicing (prior agreement).
Please contact us for more details.

Starting location:  Paimio Sanatorium main entrance, outside

Languages:  Finnish and English.  With a prior notice: Swedish, German, Italian.

All tours have to be pre-booked. There is no one at the Sanatorium on stand-by.  Exception: see below the public tours!

Address: Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio

 

PUBLIC TOURS

We will have public tours on Sunday, 14th October and 4th November 2018

Tour starts at the front door at 3 pm.  Please let us know if you are coming and wish to be guided in English, email: sales (at) magnimundi.fi

15 € / person, payment in cash only!

Tours are in Finnish and in English.

Note: There is no café at the Sanatorium.

More information of the Sanatorium itself here.

Alvar Aalto in Turku

Alvar Aalto, Aino Marsio-Aalto and Erik Bryggman are behind the change from classical architecture to modern. Finland’s first modern buildings were built in Turku.

You will see three buildings Aaltos designed in Turku center – Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building, Tapani building apartment house and Turun Sanomat newspaper building. You will also see some buildings from Erik Bryggman that were built at the same period as Aalto’s buildings.

Listen to stories about Aaltos time in Turku, how their designs change from classical style to modernism while they’re working on buildings in Turku. You will see some buildings in transition and some completely modern buildings, designs following all Le Corbusier’s five principles.

Duration: 1, 5 h

Price:  105 euro per group (1-25 persons)

Note: the tour is mostly outdoors, remember to dress according to weather!

It is possible to combine this tour with a visit to Paimio Sanatorium, and/or meal, overnight, other tours.

Please ask for more information!

Modern Chapels

Two modern chapels at the Turku Cemetery – from different decades. Also included are many stories from the cemetery.

After we visit Erik Bryggmans Chapel of Resurrection we walk through the cemetery to Holy Cross Chapel, which is designed by Pekka Pitkänen. On our way guide will show you interesting parts of modern cemetery art.

Erik Bryggman (7 February 1891, Turku – 21 December 1955, Turku) was a Finnish architect. He studied architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, completing his studies in 1916. He worked in Helsinki before starting his own office in Turku in 1923. In 1927 he started to collaborate with architect Alvar Aalto, and together they became pioneers in Finland in modernist architecture.

Duration: 1, 5 h

Price: 105 euro per group (1-25 persons)

Note: the tour is mostly outdoors, remember to dress according to weather!

It is possible to combine this tour with a visit to Paimio Sanatorium, and/or meal, overnight, other tours.

Please ask for more information!

Paimio Sanatorium -Theme Tours

In addition to our Standard tour, it is possible to book a themed tour at the Sanatorium. Choose your favourite from the themes below.

Theme Tours 

Young architects Alvar and Aino Aalto
Your guide tells you more about the ideals behind the architecture. Alvar and Aino were about 30 years old while designing Paimio Sanatorium. Why have they chosen these railings, windows or door handles for this building? What is the idea behind these various forms?

Furniture at Paimio Sanatorium
Paimio Sanatorium was finished two years before Artek – furniture company was founded. Aaltos designed all the furniture, lamps and so on for this large building. During  this theme tour we concentrate on details of the furniture and talk about manufacturing. Why are there so many different chairs?

Cultural history of Sanatorium
What was is like to be a patient at Paimio Sanatorium in different decades? What was Finland like in 1930s when the Sanatorium was built and how is it reflected on the architecture? Your guide will tell you stories about how  alcohol was smuggled to the Sanatorium and how people living around the Sanatorium felt about it. 

Tuberculosis and its treatments
This theme concentrates on medical side of the Sanatorium history. What kind of disease is tuberculosis and how was it treated in different decades? What was it like to be a patient at Paimio Sanatorium? How architecture would help to fight this deadly disease?

Duration of a theme tour is 2 hours.

Paimio Sanatorium

Paimio Sanatorium - Paimion parantola

Experience Alvar Aalto’s modern masterpiece with all your senses.

Paimio Sanatorium was finished at 1933 and it functioned as tuberculosis sanatorium for decades. It is a masterpiece by Alvar Aalto. Building itself is a healing element.

On our tour you’ll get to see this wonderful architecture from inside and also furniture and lamps that were designed for this building. Sanatorium was designed to be completely functional – for patients and staff both. Even colors follow the function of the room.

All tours with the guide! Without a guide admiring the building outside is possible, but remember NOT to take any photos of the people there. You can take photos of the building, but there can’t be any people in your photos that can be even remotely identified. This rule is strict to protect families staying in Sanatorium. Inside only entrance hall is public space.

See more information about the guided tours here.

SANATORIUM TODAY
The Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Children and Young People Mannerheim League for Child Welfare started at the Paimio Sanatorium on 1st of April 2014.

The Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Children and Young People was established in 2000 by the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare. Both the League and the Foundation are non-profit-making, non-governmental organizations concerned with child welfare and child protection as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of Children and in the objectives of the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

The Foundation’s work concentrates on children and young people with chronic illnesses, injuries or psychosocial and developmental disorders and on their families.

Contact us to arrange your visit at Paimio Sanatorium!

Tours in Paimio

BUS TOURS FOR GROUPS

HANDICRAFTS (2-4 h)

Possible to arrange all year round.

We’ll visit local handcrafters and their workshops around Paimio. Possibility to buy handicrafts and art during our tour. Tour either starts or ends at Handicraft museum Miila where you’ll have a guided tour.

Duration of this tour depends on how many places you’d like to visit.

SHOPPING AND CULTURE (6 h)

Possible to arrange June-August.

This tour takes you to see beautiful countryside, statue forest by local artist and shopping in farms. You can buy local products from where they are produced.

In the middle of this tour we visit a small café with wonderful garden.

GUIDED TOUR TO HISTORY OF PAIMIO (1.5 h)

Possible to arrange all year round.

You can book this tour separately or connect this as part of your “Day at Paimio” -package.

Paimio has long history from Stone Age to modern time. It used to be a market place for traders from Estonia, Germany and so on – already long before Turku, Finland’s oldest city, was founded. With this tour you’ll visit three church places, wonder weird street names and see the mountain where giants live. Guide will tell you the most interesting things of Paimio you didn’t know you wanted to know.

WALKING TOURS

Walking tours are 2-3 km long and there are benches where you can sit while listening the guide.

ARCHITECTURE FROM DIFFERENT DECADES

Possible to arrange all year around.

Guide leads you to see city as living and ever-growing entity with buildings from many centuries coming together and forming a unique city center.  Buildings in Paimio center range from 17th century to present day – oldest building is our church and newest the parish office.

STATUES IN VISTA

Possible to arrange all year around.

With a guide you get to hear stories behind statues at city center. Many statues represent some bigger fenomena so with this tour you don’t only learn who made what and when but also lots about Finnish culture.

OTHER

DAY IN PAIMIO -PACKAGE

Includes Paimio Sanatorium, Electricity Museum, Handicraft Museum Miila, lunch and one guided tour of your choosing. It can be “history of Paimio” -bus tour, one of our walking tours, visiting a hydroelectric plant or something completely different. Contact us and we’ll make your day at Paimio unforgettable!

VISIT TO PAIMIO SANATORIUM

We organize guided tours at the Paimio Sanatorium. For more information click here.

Turku Region

Turku is the oldest town of Finland, with a nearly 800 year history to explore. The town was established by the River Aura, which is still the major attraction of the downtown Turku.

A walk by the river, what ever time of the year, will give you an idea of the town and it’s history and present. Culture, merchandise, ideas and people arrived to this part of world along the river and spread from here all over the country.

The region of Finland was governed from Turku for hundreds of years, until 1812, and this was the starting point  and cradle for many an institution, phenomena and invention.

Turku and the nearby councils have a lot to offer for the traveller.  Whether you are looking for history, culture, architecture, nature, culinary or any other kind of experiences, Turku Region has most of it.

Images of Turku