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Tampere (Swedish: Tampere), with its 211,544 inhabitants (2009), Finland’s second largest city.It is located in the southwestern part of the country – and the administrative center of the landscape Pirkanmaa (Swedish: Birka Country). Tampere was founded by the Swedish king Gustav III in 1779. The city’s Swedish name (Tampere) is the location of a waterfall between Lake Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi.
Among the most popular sights is the Tampere Art Museum in the center of town. A branch of this Mummidalen (Muumilaakso) – based on the Tove Jansson’s famous children’s books. It is located in the architecturally interesting Main Library Metso.
Otherwise, the amusement park Särkänniemi mentioned, where in addition to the various rides and roller coasters will also find the Planetarium, Aquarium, Dolphinarium, zoo and art museum.The park is also the Nordic region’s tallest tower – Näsinneula (168 m) – with a restaurant on top.
The International Airport Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located 13 miles southwest of downtown.