Forssa

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Forssa church

Forssa is a town of 18000 inhabitants in Tavastia Proper.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

If you draw a triangle where the edges are the three most populous areas in Finland - Helsinki, Tampere and Turku - Forssa is situated roughly in the middle, about 100 km from each of them. Forssa does not have an airport or railway station, so the only way to get in is by car or bus.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  •    The museums of the old textile factory (Kehräämöalueen museot), Wahreninkatu 12. After the large Finlayson textile factory closed down in 2008, the buildings are used for various cultural events and hosts some museums such as Forssa museum, the Museum of Natural history and of course the Textile museum Tykki.
  •    Forssa churchin the city centre. A Neo-Gothic Lutheran church which was finished in 1917.
  •    Parks. There are 110 different parks in Forssa, with a combined area of 303 hectares. The most central is Ankkalammi next to the market square where swans swim in the summer.

Do[edit]

  • Holjat. A pop music festival held each summer, the next one to be held August 1-3 2013.
  • Pick-Nick. Oldtimer car show held on the horse track each summer, the next one will be on August 4th 2013. free entry, parking fee €10.
  • Silent Movie festival. Yes, the silent movies have their own festival. The next festival is scheduled for Aug 30th-Sep 1st 2013.

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Drink[edit]

  •    Kahvila WanhakouluJoosentie 1. A cozy cafe in a former school near the Prisma shopping mall. On weekdays they have a soup lunch offer at €5.

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Go next[edit]

  •    Saari National Park (Saaren Kansanpuisto). In the municipality of Tammela, 15 km southeast of Forssa.
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