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When walking through Paltaniemi village, the visitor can feel the colourful and interesting history of the village seeping through age-old patina of buildings, the pines by the road to the museum and old cemeteries.
Sights in Paltaniemi include Paltaniemi Church, famous for its exquisite murals and paintings in the ceiling as well as Eino Leino House, a building resembling the house where Eino Leino was born, with the poet’s works on display. In summer, a cafe is open in the house and poetry reading is organised in the evenings to delight visitors with the mood of poems. The grounds include also the Paltaniemi theatre stage, Lystinurmi house with its exhibitions, traditional playground with tiny cottages and campfire ring. If hungry, you can bring sausages to fry on a stick. The house has a wonderful view over Paltaselkä.
Keisarintalli, the Emperor’s Stables in English, next to the church, tells about The Emperor of Russia, Alexander the First’s visit to Kainuu.
The lovingly cherished cultural landscape of the countryside in Paltaniemi with its attractions is available for visitors in summer, however, guided tours can be organised in the village all year round. Visitors arriving by air can go and visit Paltaniemi the first thing as the airport in Kajaani is actually in the vicinity of the village.
For more information and guide enquiries, please contact Kajaani Info, Tel. 08 6155 2555.
Tel. 044 500 4471 and 044 500 5276