Come and join our Christmas themed walks in Turku during the holidays. Find out how Finns celebrate Christmas.
ChristmasWalk Extra on Christmas Day and Boxing Day
We will start the walk with a brief tour of the Turku Cathedral. Then we continue along the river and towards the modern centre.
You will hear stories about Turku, past and present, and about Finnish Christmas traditions.
Remember to dress according to weather. Warm clothing is a must!
On Christmas Day 25.12. at 3 pm
On Boxing Day 26.12. at 3 pm
Start: Turku Cathedral steps (Turun tuomiokirkko)
Duration: approx 1.5 h
Tickets 15 e per person, from our webshop
(Tours in Finnish, check here / Suomenkielisistä kierroksista lisätietoja täältä)
In addition to our Standard tour, it is possible to book a themed tour at the Sanatorium. Choose your favourite from the themes below.
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.
More info on all the tours