The annual festival Finnish Province Days welcomes South Ostrobothnia to the Senate Square from 7-9 June.
Designed by C.L. Engel and completed in 1834, the Observatory on Observatory Hill is currently being renovated and is due to reopen to the public in autumn 2012.
Unioninkatu is the Festival Street of the Helsinki 200 Years as Capital jubilee year. Emperor Alexander I of Russia, who elevated Helsinki to the status of capital, arrived in Helsinki along this street on his 1819 visit to the city, and named it Unioninkatu, or Union Street.
Journeys to the heart of the city – education, book project and virtual street
The Union Axis dissects the centre of Helsinki, stretching from Kopernikuksentie on Observatory Hill, via Unioninkatu across Pitkäsilta Bridge to Siltasaarenkatu and to Kallio Church beyond.
A partnership between the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Arts and the Arcada University of Applied Sciences has resulted in 21 short films on the history of the Union Axis.