150 years from the birth of Jean Sibelius in 2015

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SIBELIUS – GUIDED BUS TOUR (with the bus of the group)

A bus tour takes us to the places that are connected with the composer’s childhood years in Hämeenlinna.

This is the town where he was born, went to school and where he created his first composition (at the age

of ten). The tour also includes the Aulanko park, which may have provided inspiration for the Finlandia

tone poem, one of Sibelius’ best-known works. It is also possible to visit Sibelius Center in the connection of Wetterhoff handicrafts quarter.

The tour takes about 2 hours and the maximum group size is 30 persons. The tour is available all year round in Finnish, English and German.

Price of guiding: EUR 130,-

In the tour can be connect a visit to the house in which Jean Sibelius was born (admission EUR 5,-/person).

A guided tour through the house is available on prior request in English (EUR 40,-) and in German EUR 95,-

Opening hours of Jean Sibelius’ birthplace: From 2 May to 31 August - daily from 10 am to 4 pm From 1

September to 30 April - Tue-Sun from 12 noon to 4 pm

 

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SIBELIUS – WALKING TOUR

The walk starts by the house where Jean Sibelius was born. We’ll continue to see the places that are

connected with the composer’s childhood years in Hämeenlinna. This is the town where he went to school

and where he created his first composition (at the age of ten). It is also possible to visit Sibelius Center in

the connection of Wetterhoff handicrafts quarter.

The tour takes about 1.5 hours and the maximum group size is 30 persons. The tour is available all year

round in Finnish, English and German. Please note that the tour is not recommended for mobility impaired

visitors as there are steps and steep inclines on the route. Price of guiding: EUR 110,-.

In the tour can be connect a visit to the house in which Jean Sibelius was born (admission EUR 5,-/person).

A guided tour through the house is available on prior request in Finnish and English (EUR 40,-) and in

German (EUR 95,-).

Kanta-Häme Tourist Guides www.visithameenlinna.fi www.kantahameenoppaat.fi

 




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