Sibelius monument, Helsinki

A special and well-known monument at Helsinki, Finland, is the Sibelius-monumentti. Like a fascinating arrangement of organ pipes it is standing on a rock in the Sibeliuksen puisto park, waiting to be looked at from all sights and even from underneath. Whom the work titled Passio Musicae is dedicated to can only be understood when you look to the side and find the face of Jean Sibelius.

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Hotel Arthur

Hotel Arthur, Helsinki

I chose the Hotel Arthur mainly because it was a rather cheap hotel in contrast to others nearby and because of the fact that it is located close to the main railway station of Helsinki, Finland. When I arrived I was nevertheless quite surprised: it is rather old-fashioned, partially in a bad state and the elevator comes from a different century. And it is operated by the local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). If you need something more beautiful book somewhere else, if you just need a cheap bed for the night this is your place.

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Lentoasema, Helsinki

The airport of Helsinki (HEL) is located 18 kilometers north of the city center at a region called Vantaa. It was opened in 1951 for the Olympic summer games and has today three runways transporting more than 4 million passengers a year. Next to the two terminals you can find a large amount of parking lots and the typical car rental companies.

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