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Forssa church

Forssa is a town of 18000 inhabitants in Tavastia Proper.


Get in[edit]

If you draw a triangle where the corners 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]


  • 1 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.
  • 2 Forssa church, in the city centre. A Neo-Gothic Lutheran church which was finished in 1917.
  • 3 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.


Morning mist at Torronsuo in the autumn.


  • Holjat. A pop music festival held each summer, the next one to be held in early August 2016.
  • Pick-Nick. Oldtimer car show held on the horse track each summer, the next one will be in early August 2016. free entry, parking fee €10.
  • Silent Movie festival. Yes, the silent movies have their own festival. The next festival is scheduled for Aug 24th-30th 2015.

National parks[edit]

  • Liesjärvi National Park (22km towards Helsinki along national road 2). Heritage farm, lake and esker landscapes
  • Torronsuo National Park (3km towards Helsinki along national road 2, then 7km along road 282). Forests, eskers and rocks surrounding Finland's deepest bog. The large mire area is important for many birds.




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



Go next[edit]

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