Natural and Cultural sites the South Karelia Museum, the Lappeenranta Art Museum and the Saimaa Geopark visitor centre in the Lappeenranta Fortress

The Fortress of Lappeenranta is a historical attraction and it offers wide range of services. Construction began in the 1720’s by the Swedish. The Fortress is built on the First Salpausselkä. The South Karelia Museum and the Lappeenranta Art Museum are located in the Fortress of Lappeenranta.

Information about the South Karelia Museum can be found here

Information about the Lappeenranta Art Museum can be found here

At the northern end of the Fortress, Satamatie 8, you will find the Saimaarium Nature and Science Centre, which has the Saimaa Geopark visitor centre in its entrance. You can find more information about Saimaarium here

More information about the area of the Fortress can be found here

Lappeenranta museums have mobile tours in the Fortress area. The tours introduce you to the nature and culture, vegetation and history of the Fortress. Mobile tours can be found at these links:

The mobile walking tour of the Fortress of Lappeenranta

A Tour of the Fortress of Lappeenranta

You can also find information about the Lappeenranta Fortress on the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’ website.


Adress: Kristiinankatu 15, 53900 Lappeenranta


image: Arto Hämäläinen


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