Monday, March 30, 2015

375 years Helsinki University

Did you know that the University of Helsinki turned 375 years this year? It is not just the oldest but also the oldest university in the country. Originally founded as the Royal Academy of Turku during the time of the Swedish Empire, it was moved to Helsinki in 1829.

375 years of University of Helsinki

And for the big anniversary whole year is filled with lots of exciting events organized by the university. To find out more about what's happening, check their website.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Don't be late!

Dailight Saving Time started last night. Did you already adjust all your clocks, watches and phones to the new time? Better take care of it today before showing up at work an hour late tomorrow.

Sunshine in Kamppi

And beware! There might be small trolls and witches ringing your doorbell today, give you a branch with colorful feathers and demand candy in return. So if you open the door, have some candies ready.

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Crazy Weekend at Stockmann

The Hullut Päivät are going on at Stockmann again. And you still have today and tomorrow (both days until 18:00) to get some pretty good deals.

And since today and tomorrow will probably be the most crowded days at Stockmann you might want to check the special offers in advance online.

Good luck and have a nice weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2015

A bargain on books

Are you searching for something new to read? Then have a look at Senaatintorin Antikvariaatti in Torikortteli. Here you can get book in Finnish, Swedish but also in English for prices as low as 20 cents.

books at Snaatintorin Antikvariaatti

But also if you want to get rid of some of your old books you should drop by. If they are in good shape they might buy them off of you.

Have a look at the small shop in Sofiankatu and for more information also visit them online.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cowboy Lunch

Cowboy Lunch

Searching for a new lunch experience? Then head to Shanghai Cowboy for a change. The offer one of the probably best lunches you can find in Helsinki.

Cowboy Lunch at Shanghai Cowboy

At the cozy restaurant below König in the city center you get everything you could wish for for an amazing lunch. As a starter five delicious and fresh salads are waiting for you. The main dishes are changing daily and introduce you into the Mexican fusion kitchen Shanghai Cowboy is famous for. But don't take too much. Otherwise you might miss out on the outstanding dessert.

The Cowboy lunch is 10,10 € and is served on weekdays from 11 to 15.00. Give it a try!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kauppatori comes back to life

The coldest time of the year is over and slowly the streets of Helsinki come back to life. As does the traditional market on Kauppatori at the Southern Harbor. Some tents are here all winter but now most of the other vendors are back again as well.

Kauppatori in spring

Have a stroll along the stands. Maybe you find something nice.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dreams of a better world

Building and the use of the built environment are the cause for many environmental problems. But on the other hand they can also help us find solutions to these problems.

Dreams of a better world at Laituri

Some of those solutions are displayed at Laituri at the moment. Dreams of a better world is an exhibition on sustanaible building and worth a visit.

Laituri is open from Monday to Saturday and the entrance is as always free of charge.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Down by the harbor

The Southern harbor is ice free again. It it time for a boat trip already? What do you think?

Southern Harbor in spring

Have a good start into the week!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kamppi Chapel of Silence in March

This March has been surpisingly warm and sunny. Even if temperatures still drop below zero during the night occasionally it feels like spring already.

Kamppi in March

To see all the monthly pictures from Kamppi click here.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Last chance for skating

Are you still up for skating this season? Well, then you should be fast. Most ice rinks are already gone and also Jääpuisto at Rautatientori is not going to be open that long anymore.

Jääpuisto on Rautatientori

The big Jääpuisto ice rink will close at the end of the month. And depending of the weather might even stop opperating a little bit earlier. So if you still fancy some skating you should heard there soon. 

Information on opening times and prices can be found on the Jääpuisto website.