Rauma - Highlights of Finnish Culture and Natural Beauty
Just a day trip away from Stockholm and Helsinki, Rauma is a town of unique cultural importance. Founded in 1442, this town of 40,000 inhabitants is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The jewel of Finland’s third oldest town is the wooden town centre of Rauma. The largest of its kind in Scandinavia, Old Rauma dates back to Middle Ages. This idyllic environment was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. Today the 30 hectare area is a vibrant town centre with a number of specialist shops as well as important historic and artistic attractions.
Rauma’s other internationally recognized cultural treasure is Sammallahdenmäki
- the first (and currently only) archaeological site in Finland to be included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. This impressive site of around 36 graves/burial cairns dates from the Finnish Bronze Age (1500-500 BC) and is set in beautiful forest surroundings.
Rauma is also known as a picturesque seaside town. Arriving to the city by sea is an experience in itself, and the historic natural beauty of the Rauma coast and archipelago form a central part of the Bothnian Sea National Park.
Find out more: www.visitrauma.fi
Visit Rauma is a partner of Helsinki Cruise Network.