Welcome to Tampere, the “Manchester of Finland”. After dark. This may sound a bit dodgy, but believe me, it is not. It is magical I would say.
The city of Tampere, which is located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, and linked to one another by Tammerkoski rapids, was Finland’s most important industrial centre in the 19th century.
Today, Tampere is a modern and vibrant city with more than 200.000 inhabitants. The industrial red-brick buildings on the banks of Tammerkoski rapids form a Finnish national landscape that gives the city centre a distinctive look and feel.A couple of weeks ago I visited Tampere for four days on business. After a long and hectic day full of meetings I was tempted by crisp autumn air and clear skies. I changed into Continue reading