Old Rauma, Sammallahdenmäki & Kauttua
Offered by Visit Pori Oy and Rauma Tourist Information
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Experience the elaborately decorated wooden houses and idyllic street views of Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, circa 50 km from Pori. The city of Rauma offers two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Sammallahdenmäki is the second one. Both sites are unique in their own ways and definitely worth a visit!
After visiting Rauma, you will be taken on tour through the Kauttua Ironworks, where industry, design, art and architecture meet. You will be guided by an expert on the history and the present of the ironworks area and the buildings, including the unique Terraced House designed by Alvar Aalto.
09:00h – Departure from Pori. The bus will be in front of the Old Town Hall. Address: Hallituskatu 9.
10:00h – Arrival in Rauma. The pre-conference tour starts with a 1.5 hour guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Rauma. Your English speaking guide will inform you you about the past and the present of this culturally and historically valuable area. Enchanting Old Rauma was chosen to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1991 as a unique example of a living and well maintained old Nordic wooden town. If possible, you will visit the beautiful Church of the Holy Cross. Curious? Visit www.oldrauma.fi.
11:30h – Time to explore Old Rauma independently. There are interesting boutiques and idyllic restaurants and cafés along the narrow Streets. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant or a café of your choice (not included in the price)
13:00h – Departure to Sammallahdenmäki (20 km)
13:30h – Arrival at the Bronze Age burial site Sammallahdenmäki. A guided tour (1 hour) introduces the area covering almost a kilometre and containing 36 burial cairns of different shapes and sizes. Sammallahdenmäki was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1999 as the first prehistoric archaeological site in Finland. Sammallahdenmäki is in the middle of the forest. The area can only be ac-cessed on foot. Make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing and shoes for this walk through the forest! For more information: www.sammallahdenmaki.fi
14:30h – Departure from Sammallahdenmäki to Kauttua (25 km)
15:00h – Arrival in Kauttua. Coffee at Jokisauna, designed by Alvar Aalto.
15:45h – Guided tour through Kauttua’s Ironworks Village and the Terraced House designed by Alvar Aalto (1.5 hour)
17:15h – Back to Pori (55 km)
Signing up for the post-conference tour is not possible anymore.