Observation decks: Näsinneula tower (Finland)
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Observation decks: Näsinneula tower (Finland)
Kirill Malyutin, 12 July 2015

Näsinneula tower is a must-to-see attraction if you are in Tampere. The tower was built in 1970-1971 and designed by a Finnish architect. This tower is the second tallest observation deck in Nordic countries and the tallest free-standing building in Finland. However, there is another observation tower in Finland, i.e. in Kuopio, but that one is lower, only 75 metres high, and a bit older. The tower in Kuopio is located on a high hill, which makes it look higher as well, whereas the Näsinneula tower itself is 168 metres in height.

View from the deck of Näsinneula tower

The Näsinneula tower is the most recognizable symbol of Tampere and one of the most famous attractions in the city and, perhaps, in the country. Besides, the tower is part of the Särkänniemi amusement park. There are lots of things for kids and adults, for families and tourists. The tower, as well as the amusement park, is located on Laiturikatu 1, Tampere. The Näsinneula tower is open from 11:00 a.m. till 11:30 p.m. The price per ticket to the tower is 10 euros for an adult, 5 euros for a child and a student, if you are a student in Finland and have your student card with you (as per July 2015).

There are two speed elevators in the Näsinneula tower, which get you upstairs and downstairs pretty fast. There is a café on an observation deck level, if you feel like grabbing a cup of tea or coffee. Naturally, you can walk around the observation deck and enjoy a very beautiful view to the Näsijärvi Lake on one side, and the city centre on the other side. One floor up and you get to a very good restaurant with the same marvellous view. As an additional feature, there are beacon lights on top of the Näsinneula tower to indicate a weather forecast, i.e. three yellow bars indicate perfectly clear weather, two yellow and one green bar indicate cloudy weather, one yellow and two green bars indicate a chance of rain, and three green bars indicate rainy weather.

Upon return downstairs, you get off the elevator into a souvenir shop, which contains various gifts, however, not really much stuff with the symbol of the Näsinneula tower (as per July 2015). In any case, this is a truly remarkable attraction, especially in Finland, since there are not too many tall buildings in this country. Therefore, find time to visit the Näsinneula tower in Tampere and enjoy a perfect day!

Observation Deck Contact Information: Näsinneula tower website.

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