The Tour de Mukkula by Local4U is suitable for both cycling and walking. From Solo Sokos Hotel Lahti Seurahuone via the market square, the route leads to Lahti harbour, through the beautiful park of Pikku-Vesijärvi to the area of Ankkuri waterfront, to the famous Sibelius Hall. In the Piano Paviljonki, you can breathe a moment before continuing along the shores of Lake Vesijärvi to the unique Finnish Motorcycle Museum. It is worth taking the time to stop, the museum offers a lot to see and do. The Ace Cafe’s menu includes lunch or dinner for the whole family. The destination of the route is the Mukkula manor area, where you can take a dip for a swim or enjoy the sunset.
Along the route:
Lahti Market Square
Lahti’s historic old bus station / Linkku Bistro
Lahti harbour and Anchor area
Finnish Motorcycle Museum
Lahti City Theater
Lahti Sibelius Hall is an event house with a unique concert and meeting framework, which offers a wide range of services for both consumer customers and companies. The building, which was completed in 2000 in connection with an old factory building, thus combines wooden architecture with the old industrial history of Lahti. A unique dialogue has emerged from the combination of new and old construction and the view of Vesijärvi from the building.
Architects of the wooden congress and concert centre, Hannu Tikka and Kimmo Lintula have said that the Finnish forest was the main inspiring source for the design of the house.
The American Russel Johnson and Artec Consultants Inc have designed the acoustics of the hall.
The shoe box shape of the hall and the oval-shaped audience and performance space inside it is the optimal acoustic solution. The main hall of the Sibelius House is an acoustic miracle, in the warm framework of which the concert becomes a memorable experience.
Art in the house
The Sibelius Hall houses more than 30 works by sculptor, Professor Mauno Hartman: wooden sculptures, reliefs, paintings and collages. Hartman is known for his large log structures, which are said to be the architecture of memoirs in the Finnish peasant environment.
Finland’s only Motorcycle Museum contains more than 100 motorcycles and related historical props. The exhibitions change every year according to themes. Collections have a wide range from beautifully restored world rarities to domestic racing and hobby bikes, not forgetting the motorcycles and mopeds in everyday use with their stories. In addition to the bikes, the departments have props related to motorcycling from different eras.
The museum stands out from traditional museums with its youth and rock spirit and certainly does not leave anyone cold!