Rakuunamäki is part of the First Salpausselkä and it features an ancient shoreline from the Baltic ice lake period. The highest shoreline is at level BI (approx. 105msl) and below it is a BIII-level shoreline (approx. 95msl) where e.g. the Upseerikerho building is located. 19th century buildings add cultural value to the area, and Rakuunamäki traditionally served as accommodation for the dragoon regiment and cavalry.

Saimaa Geopark sign about Rakuunamäki: https://saimaageopark.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/rakuunamaki_1907_web.pdf

The Lappeenranta Lakeside route (Rantaraitti) runs along the shore of Rakuunamäki. Route description of the trail and instructions for arrival: https://ekarjala-retkeily.fi/en/routes-and-destinations/destination/?id=39616196

You can also find more information on the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’ webpages.

Watch the Rakuunamäki video along the Rantaraitti trail on Saimaa Geopark’s YouTube channel.


Coordinates: x=563387,714 y=6770047,321 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

The above coordinates are working in GPS-devices and karttapaikka.fi services.

The below coordinates are working in Google maps services.

Coordinates: 61.060075433, 28.174245545 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))


Image: City of Lappeenranta


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