The Tavastia Proper region offers an extensive array of unique sights to satisfy everyone, regardless of age or interests. Learn about the region’s fascinating medieval history, explore the unique museum collections, or enjoy the spectacular national landscapes.
Tavastia Proper is known as the birthplace of composer Jean Sibelius. Find the house where Sibelius was born right in the heart of historic Hämeenlinna or admire Aulanko’s stately scenery, which, as legend has it, served as the inspiration for his timeless Finlandia.
Tavastia Proper also offers plenty to see and do for anyone interested in Finnish military history and hunting. Check out the collection of Museo Militaria, explore the military technology on display at the Parola Tank Museum or stop by Marshal Mannerheim’s former hunting lodge. The collections of the Hunting Museum of Finland tell the fascinating history of hunting from the Stone Age to today.
Häme Castle, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Finnish Glass Museum, Prison Museum and magnificent Liesjärvi and Torronsuo National Parks offer endless experiences for the whole family! Welcome to Tavastia Proper!