Cheap Mariehamn Vacation Packages
Mariehamn is a town and the capital of Aland (an autonomous territory) in Finland. The town was named after Maria Alexandrovna - the Russian Empress. It is located on a narrow peninsular region in between two sea bays and the harbors Vasterhamn and Osterhamn. Also known as "the town of the thousand Linden trees". These trees are the part of Russian heritage in Mariehamn and are seen throughout the region. The town is one amongst several wedding destinations in Aland. One can opt for a genuine archipelagic wedding in the Sea Quarter’s seafaring chapel. Also one can choose an alternative wedding ceremony onboad the museumship Pommern in Mariehamn along with dinner at Nautical (a nearby restaurant).
Places of Interest in Mariehamn
Alands Maritime Museum and s/v Pommern
Alands Maritime Museum and s/v Pommern in Mariehamn is a place worth visiting and spending a good time. The museum remains open throughout the year. Exhibits and objects displayed here showcase thrilling and fantastic stories about the region. The heritage of the Aland has been depicted in a very different manner. The auditorium housed within the museum with the seating capacity of around 108 people is often rented for conferences and meetings. Pommern is the only large sailing vessel in the world which till date has been maintained in its original state. Entry to both, the museum and the ship, is possible through a single ticket.
SALT is a crafts house located in Mariehamns sea quarter. It is run Six designers who are also the co-owners. Both workshop and shop are housed here. During your visit to SALT, you will definitely get the chance to meet anyone of the six designers. There are several items made out of silver, ceramic, wood, and iron. All the items are unique and equally beautiful which can be used everyday.
Kastelholm is in Sund, around 10 kilometers away from MAriehamn. The castle of Kastelholm dates back to 14th century and is said to be the last existing fortification in Aland. During the late 17th century the castle was abandonded. However it was renovated in the 20th century with the aim to showcase the different phases of construction and varied use over the time. Today, one of the buildings showcases exhibition related to the history of the Kastelholm castle.