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In summer, laughter can be heard from the far end of the Fortress cape. Small feet running around the largest sandcastle in Finland.

Finland’s largest sandcastle in Lappeenranta is built for the tenth time. For the fourth year running it will be designed by children. This year’s theme is "Kalevala". The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. Since it is regarded as the national epic of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature, you can see in this year Sandcastle a piece of Finland's mythological history. Miniature models designed by children will be displayed next to the Sandcastle. The castle has been built of some 3 million kilos of sand and there is more at the gigantic sand pit, so try your hand and craft your own piece of art!

The Fortress cape offers a lot of exciting activities for children. They can for example ride carousels or a little train, play floorball and explore the Playhouse Village.

The Sandcastle area is open between 8 June and 31 August from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Entry is free of charge.

There are rides and activities, on which there is an admission fee.

Street train tours from Sandcastle (on Mondays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Last departure at 5 p.m. Departures from the Sandcastle once an hour. The tours are guided in six different languages (Finnish, English, German, French, Swedish and Russian).

The route is Sandcastle - Fortress - Hotel Scandic Patria - Valtakatu (opposite of Lappee Church) - Market place - Shopping center Galleria - Children´s traffic park - Myllysaari - Restaurant Kasino - Harbour - Sandcastle.
Price is 4 €/adults and 2 €/children (2-12 years). Day ticket is 7 €/adults and 3 €/children.

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