Today, the Finnish have tried to preserve this treasure. They use it as a sort of natural museum and as the host of their annual opera festival in July. It was extremely neat to walk in something built around the type Columbus discovered the Americas.
|Old, ornate seal hanging in castle|
|View from fortress window|
|Model of how big the castle actually is|
I was also able to try one of the foods local to the area called lörtsy. Basically, it is a fried dough containing either minced meat (savory) or apples (sweet). Unlike the picture, the apple one was tossed in sugar. My and boyfriend tried both.
|Minced meat lörtsy|