Tähtitorninmäki (Observatory Hill) is a delightful park as well as one of the city's best panoramic locations. When you climb up the hill from the direction of the Market Square, the first thing that catches your eye is the memorial to the Hapsburg shipwreck victims, designed by Gunnar Finne in 1939. Right next to the memorial is the German church. If you follow the path closest to the shore, up the hill, you'll come to the bronze Statue of the Shipwrecked, a well-known landmark designed by Robert Stigell in 1897. There is also a great view from the statue over to the Market Square, Katajanokka and the Suomenlinna sea fortress. Tähtitorninmäki got its name from the Tähtitorni, Observatory, which stands upon it. The observatory was designed by C.L. Engel and built in 1833. The top of the hill offers a great view all over the city. The most famous sight is probably what greets your eye when you stand ! in front of the observatory and look straight down Unioninkatu towards the district of Kallio.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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