Katja Lehtinen

Tampere

Spotter since 2021

My spots (13)

Lapinniemi – Best place for a picnic

"Lapinniemi" in Tampere is a 'hidden' spot for having a picnic by the water. I love the views over the lake to Särkänniemi amusement park!

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Relaxing

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Katja

Lehtinen

Pikku Kakkonen Park – The place to be with kids!

"Pikku Kakkonen Park" is themed around the famous children's show of the same name that takes place in Tampere. It's definitely a must-see place for kids!

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Relaxing

By

Katja

Lehtinen

Viinikka Park – Amazing basswood trees!

"Viinikka Park" is definitely one of the most beautiful parks in Tampere if you ask me! Its basswood trees are beautiful all year round...

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Relaxing

By

Katja

Lehtinen

Underpass Art – Free art in four underpasses

Underpasses don't have to be dull, boring and gray, and these ones in Tampere are proof of that...

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Art & culture

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Katja

Lehtinen

Electrical Cabinet Art – Free city art

A really nice way to see art in Tampere is to take a walk and spot the street art on the electrical cabinets all over the city...

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Art & culture

By

Katja

Lehtinen

Kaukajärvi Sauna – One of the best saunas

"Kaukajärvi Sauna" is really one of the best saunas in Tampere. You can also go supboarding around the lake or even rent a boat!

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Katja

Lehtinen

Tarjanne – The world's oldest steamship

"Tarjanne" in Tampere is the world's oldest steamship, launched in 1908. It goes on cruises on specific days, but it even has a restaurant!

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Relaxing
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Restaurants

By

Katja

Lehtinen

Cafe Konditoria Mari – Authentic bakery in Tampere

"Cafe Konditoria Mari" in Tampere is a true hidden gem - it has the best ever pastries, salads & soups. The salad plates are made of bread and are edible!

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Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Katja

Lehtinen

About me

About me
Entrepreneur, runner, mum, writer... I have many roles! I came to Tampere because of... you know the story: because of a man. It was in the year 2001 and Tampere had been my dream since a little kid because of our amusement park Särkänniemi even back in the 1990s, and I still love that park! Now we have two daughters (born in Tampere of course) and I cannot imagine another home for my family.

We are a running family - I have run several half-marathons and three others in my family have the triathlon as a hobby. So if you want to know the best places to run or cycle in Tampere, or of course swim, I am here to help you!

Also, saunas are the best thing my family knows and a very Finnish thing. We are lucky to live in Finland's sauna capital!

I write a blog, explore new (and old) places all the time. I take pictures everywhere I go and keep updating. You can find useful tips and nature from my spots!

Why Tampere
Tampere has always been a perfect-sized city - it has so much to see, but also nature is just next to the city centre. Culture is one of the best things in Tampere - three theaters, movies, live music, clubs, you name it! Tampere has it all. And also sports! We have everything you can imagine.

Last but not least - the restaurants. Tampere is full of wonderful restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias and places you have to know. I love that when you step only two or three kilometres out of the centre, you have it all: hidden restaurants, places to swim, saunas, forests and... well, everything you need.

We also have very unique fashion here in Tampere. Even our prime minister loves design from Tampere, don't miss local shops when visiting here!

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