Tampere Hall was inaugurated in 1990 and is the largest congress and concert centre in Scandinavia.
Its modern architecture and integral works of art make Tampere Hall a sight worth seeing in itself.
Tampere Hall is located on the edge of Sorsapuisto Park, beside Sorsalampi duck pond, within a short walking distance of the city centre.
Tampere – the SoC city – is situated in the heart of beautiful Finnish Lakeland.
The banks of the Tammerkoski rapids still feature old traditional industrial buildings
which have now been converted to house pleasant restaurants, pubs or high-tech companies.
Tampere is also a city of theatres, arts, sciences, sport and modern industrial culture.
Tour programme for ESWeek conference
The participants interested in the tours should contact directly Hiking Travel
to reserve their trip.
7.10.Guided lunch cruise on the Lake Pyhäjärvi, 12.30 – 15.00
Finland - the country of the ”Green Gold” and thoudsands of lakes
The tour starts from Laukontori harbour where the ship takes you on the waves of the beautiful Pyhäjärvi Lake.
A delicious lunch is served from the buffet table.
The guide is telling about the landscape along the route, which goes to the Nokia river and back.
Price: 50 €/ person. The tour will be organized if there are 20 or more participants.
10.10. Post conference tour to Urkin Piilopirtti, 18.00 – 23.00
Finnish lifestyle – refreshment for body and soul
Buss transportation from the hotels (2 – 4 in the town) to Urkin Piilopirtti in
Pinsiö (http://www.urkinpiilopirtti.com/ ).
The host, mr Jyrki Sasi welcomes the guests and tells about the interesting history of the house.
Finland’s former president, Urho Kekkonen used the place for his secret meetings.
After a brief introductory an unforgettable sauna experience is waiting for the participants.
They can use both smoke and an ordinary electric sauna, and the brave ones have an opportunity to jump into the lake.
After sauna, a light late dinner will be served. Please, remember to tell your possible diets when registering to this trip.
Price: 100 € /person, includes the buss transportations, a welcome toast, sauna bath, towels and the dinner.
A swimming suit is recommended. The tour will be organized if there are 10 or more participants.
12.10 Guided walking tour in the center of Tampere, 13.00 – 16.00
Deep dive in the interesting past of the industrial town Tampere
The tour starts in front of the Old Church in Central Square in Tampere.
The guide – a former Cotton Girl – remembers and tells interesting stories about the past,
from the ice age to the Swedish regime, from tsaristic authonomy to the independency, from
Gustav the III to Vladimir Lenin, from James Finlayson to today’s mayor of the town, mr. Timo P. Nieminen.
The route leads from the Old Church to the Näsinkallio rocks, makes a coffee
brake at Stable Yards, goes over the Tammerkoski rapids to the Cathedral and ends in front of the Old Church again.
Price: 30 €/person, includes the guidance, coffee and a pastry, Vatruska and the entrance fees.