The Hietaniemi cemetery is located mainly in the Lapinlahti quarter and partly in the Etu-Töölö district of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is the location for Finnish state funeral services.The cemetery includes a large military cemetery section for soldiers from the capital fallen in the wars against the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany: in the Winter War, the Continuation War and the Lapland War . In the centre of the military cemetery are the tombs of the unknown soldier and Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim. Other notable sections of the cemetery are the cemetery of the Finnish Guard, the Artist's Hill and the Statesman's Grove. There are two Lutheran funerary chapels and crematorium at the area.Hietaniemi means "sand cape" and is a headland located centrally in Helsinki.DescriptionThe cemetery is partly located at a promontory, and partly directly adjacent to the Hietaniemi Beach.The cemetery is a popular tourist attraction, especially amongst Finns visiting the graves of relatives fallen in wars or the graves of the many famous Finns buried there.Add Hietaniemi Cemetery and other attractions to your Helsinki trip itinerary using our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.
Hietaniemi Cemetery reviews
The beauty and gracefulness of this cemetary is best expressed either on a cold snow-covered winter day or on a warm sunny summer day. Hietaniemi is open to the public, and has many paths to wander... more »
I could have spent hours wandering around here. It is so peaceful. The locals walk through here daily to and from there destinations. We walked through here to go to a lovely spa and could not stop... more »
This is the place to go away from the hustle and the bustle. I am a local and come here many times a year. It's beautiful and quiet. A good place to calm down.
Tranquil cemetery that is well kept. The most famous Finns have their last resting spot here. Interesting if you are interested in gardening and history.
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