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Mänttä-Vilppula is a municipality with three town centers in Pirkanmaa, Finland.

Understand[edit]

Mänttä is an old industrial site. The town was born around a paper mill founded by the Serlachius family, which now belongs to the Metsä Group. The name Serlachius is still visible in the town’s well-known museums: the Serlachius Museum Gustaf presents industrial history and the Serlachius Museum Gösta is a well-known center of classical and modern art.

Mänttä is also a well-known art town. In addition to museums, the annual cultural events in Mänttä are Mänttä Fine Arts Weeks and Mänttä Music Festival.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Vilppula and Kolho have railway stations. Timetables are available from VR website. By regional train Tampere-Vilppula takes about 1 hour, and Tampere-Kolho about 1 hour 8 minutes. From Jyväskylä one daily direct train connection, transfer connection also from Seinäjoki.

By bus[edit]

Long-distance buses from Tampere. The Serlachius shuttle bus runs from Tampere to Mänttä on the days that the museums are open.

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]

  • Taxi station Mänttä, Ratakatu 10, Mänttä, +358 100 4711.
  • Taxi station Vilppula, Keskuskatu 2 C, Vilppula, +358 100 4848.

See[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Serlachius Museum, R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2, Mänttä, +358-3-4886800. Serlachius Museums Gustaf and Gösta feature the history of Finnish paper industry and art, magnificent architecture and enchanting lakeside views amid green forests.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Lounaskahvila Miina, Miinanpellonkatu 2, Mänttä, +358406794114. Open: Mon-Fri: 9.00-15.00, lunch: Mon-Fri: 11.00-14.30. Cozy lunch cafe in the heart of the office building. 11 €, pensioners 10 €.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

City of Mänttä has information about hotels and rural accommodation.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Petäjävesi – the wooden church of Petäjävesi is a UNESCO World Heritage site