The Koverhar Iron and Steel Plant Memorial

Heikki Kukkonen 2016 Former employees of the plant initiated the steel monument in memory of one of the most historically important industries in >

History of Hanko

Hanko is situated in a strategically important location, which has largely affected the history of the town and the surroundings, where many battles >

Culture

Hanko has had an active cultural life throughout its existence. The aesthetic environment feeds creativity.

Hanko national urban park

The Hanko national urban park was established in order to protect the Spa Park and the Puistovuoret rocks, the unique environment along Bulevardi and >

Pike’s Gut

“The Guest Book of the Archipelago” – a unique attraction! A narrow strait located directly off the coast between two islands, Tullisaari and >

Hanko Front Museum

The renewed museum presents the history of the Hanko Front during the years 1939 to 1941, when Hanko peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union.

The municipal library and gallery and artotheque

Changing exhibitions all year round in the gallery, and local art to rent and for sale in the artotheque. Further information on the webpage. >

Guided tours in Hanko

Make more of your trip to Hanko on a guided tour.  

The Orthodox Church

Because of the many Russian spa guests the Orthodox Church built in Hanko in 1895. The Church was designed by architect Barankejev. Spa guests also >

In the footsteps of the emigrants

In 1880-1930 Hanko was the departure town for emigrants seeking a better life in America. There are still many places and buildings that are >

Life in Hangonkylä in the 1700s

The first population in central Hanko was found in the anchor place area of Kappelisatama. There were five houses in the village, and all men there >

The Soviet military base in Hanko 1940-41

The Winter War ended with the Moscow peace treaty 3.13.1940 and Hanko was rented to the Soviet Union as a naval base for 30 years. The rental period, >

In the footsteps of Mannerheim

During this guided tour we will hear about the military leader and statesman Gustav Mannerheim and his presence in Hanko. In July 1919 Gustaf >

The tales of the Spa Park Villas

The Spa Park is a marvellous and unique chapter in the history of Hanko. The Hanko Spa was founded in 1879 and the villa quarters were developed >

Guided bus tour

Experience the unique nature and maritime atmosphere in Hanko during a guided sightseeing tour. The standard sightseeing tour lasts for 1,5 hours. >

Town Hall Art Gallery

Changing exhibitions all year round. Further information on the webpage.

The Architectural Walk in Hanko Town Centre

Let the buildings come to life and tell you their own history. Despite the short history of the town, Hanko has an astounding richness in >

The Love Path on Puistovuoret

Take a stroll along the Love Path and experience the unique mixture of outstanding nature and historical events. The 1.5 km-long walk will take you >

Hanko national urban park

The Hanko national urban park was established in order to protect the Spa Park and the Puistovuoret rocks, the unique environment along Bulevardi and >

Pike’s Gut and Gustavsvärn

Gustavsvärn is the best kept part of a four-part fortress on an islet outside of Hanko. The fortress was built by the Swedes in the late 18th >

Villa Solgården

Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a villa built in 1904. The villa is situated in the beautiful Spa park and modernized (2015) to meet a more >

Pensionat Tellina & Thalatta

An idyllic villa on the seashore, near the amenities. Pensionat Tellina also includes Villa Thalatta. Rooms decorated in different styles, some with >

Beautiful villas

The beautiful old wooden villas in the Spa Park were built around the Hanko Spa around the turn of the 20th century. Some of the buildings still >

A guides recommendations

– Guided tours with their limited time seldom allow longer walks, but I can always recommend excursions on your own to some of my own favourite >

Beautiful pension of Hanko

– I feel deep pride and joy to be able to represent a bridge between the past and modern times. We need something soft, eternal and authentic >

Lighthouses and islands

Outside the coastline of Hanko you can find three magnificent lighthouses and many picturesque islands, that you can reach by your own boat or by >

Hanko Casino

This restaurant is located in a beautiful old building in the historical Spa Park, directly by the sea. The restaurant will open again in May 2021.