Enjoy a holiday in Keuruu, the summer oasis of Central Finland
Keuruu is an attractive destination for anyone who appreciates natural beauty. On a trip to Keuruu, you will get close to a natural environment that is just as peaceful or action-packed as you wish. Enjoy the scenery of Central Finland, wander along beautiful nature trails, rest at a traditional campfire or spend a fun day at one of Keuruu's numerous disc golf courses. The scenery attracts winter skiers, and numerous interesting events make Keuruu an incomparable summer destination.
Keuruu was founded in 1652, and officially became a city in 1986. A particularly impressive reminder of Keuruu's long history is the Old Lutheran Church, completed in 1759. Its wall and ceiling paintings and gently creaking floorboards give the church an atmosphere of quiet and solemn beauty.
The atmosphere of this scenic town is crowned by historic wooden buildings, with pastel shades and decorative weatherboards. You will find some interesting exhibitions, cafes and shops among them. A holiday in Keuruu offers an authentic old-time atmosphere, and the lovely railway station and old vicarage are true architectural gems.
If you are interested in history, you should visit Haapamäki Steam Locomotive Park. Just a short drive from the centre of Keuruu, the park offers exhibitions of railway history, Finland's longest model railway and the romance of genuine locomotives.
A city break in Keuruu is not complete without the versatile summer events that the area has to offer. The classic summer event in Keuruu is the July Keuruu Market, which provides skilful performances, fairground rides and competitions, while vendors offer a variety of products and keep up the market atmosphere.
A trip to Keuruu is easily organised, as the city is located on major roads and railway lines. For example, you can drive to Keuruu from Tampere in a couple of hours and from Helsinki or Turku in just over three hours, all of which have international airports. Although it is easily accessible, Keuruu will carry you far away on the wings of history or in the whirl of its fun events.