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Isokyrö – Historical battles give rise to new stories of success

Isokyrö is a treasure of stories. Current stories of success and former historical battles offer inspiration, new ideas and material for new fantasystories, no matter if you’re a real history expert or a connoisseur who appreciates a comfortable life. It’s recommended to begin the trip to Isokyrö straight from the morning, since the time flies while visiting the different destinations and getting to know the fascinating stories.

The secret behind a successful trip is that you´re engaged and dig deep into the stories. Don´t settle with visiting the monument of the Isokyrö battle, but engage yourself in the Isokyrö life and culture in the 1700-hundreds. How would it have been fighting in one’s hometown during the last battle of the big Nordic war? Who was general Armfelt really and what was the greather wrath? There is information to get in Napue and at Isokyrös military museum that’s located in the inner city. There’s also a lot of information on Isokyrös website and after a few Google searches you get to know the history well.

 

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Henkilön Kyrö Distillery Company (@kyrodistillery) jakama julkaisu

You might recognize the word Napue from a gin bottle rather than as the name of a battlefield? In that case, you should visit Kyrö Destillerys visitingcenter that´s been popular lately. The company was founded in the facilities of an old cheese dairy, and today their business is distilling gin and whiskey.

Don’t forget about the history of the old dairy cooperative. Find out which cheese they were producing as recently until 2006. Fans of cheese will surely find everything they need for a lovely picnic by the Old Church or the nostalgic atmosphere of Pukkilansaari, where you can get to by riding a ferry. That will surely be an adventure for the youngest in the family! Many adults have stories to tell about past summer memories and parties celebrated on the island.

 

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Henkilön Satu Salmiranta (@satusunny) jakama julkaisu

If the weather is not fit for a picnic, stop by the chocolate cafe. It is located in the same yard as the Kyrö Distillery and Kyrö Living home décor store, which are worth paying a visit for.

A successful day makes for stories to tell in the future social gatherings and memories popping up on social media few years from now. Who would you like to share your Isökyrö memories with?

Isonkyrön vanha kirkko ja museoalue. Storkyro gamla kyrka och museeområde #visitvaasa #visitvasa #raymondpåtur #raymondinmatkassa #Isokyrö #storkyro

Julkaissut Raymond Wesander Lauantaina 2. toukokuuta 2020

As your travel guide in Isokyrö, Raymond Wesander.

Text published 27.5.2020.

  • The Old Church in Isokyrö

    Museotie 3, Isokyrö

    Isonkyrön vanha kirkko

    The old church was built in the end of Middle Ages, and it’s oldest part is the sacristy. There is 114 frescos on the church’s walls.

    https://isokyro.fi/hyvinvointipalvelut/kulttuuri/kultturikohteet/vanha-kirkko/

  • Isokyrö War Museum

    Lukkarinmäentie 1, Isokyrö

    isonkyrön asemiesmuseo

    In the Isokyrö War Museum are displayed objects and stories from all the wars waged by Finland. The specialty of the museum is the cannon park, where there are nine different kinds of cannons on view.

    In the War Museum one can with the help of items and guidance get acquainted with the Gudgel War (a peasant uprising in the kingdom of Sweden in the part that is now Finland), the Hakkapeliittas (Finnish light cavalryman), the Carolinians, the Finnish War in 1808-1809, the First World War, the Civil War in 1918, and the Second World War in 1939-1945. In the vitrines are exposed soldiers’ uniforms and helmets, rifles and other equipment. One can see in the museum men’s attires from the period of the Gudgel War, a file soldier with his wife, an ensign’s uniform from the year 1918, a festive uniform of a lieutenant colonel and the uniform belonging to a member of the Lotta Svärd organization during the Second World War.

    One of the museum’s pearls is a park with nine different kinds of modern era cannons. Here you can see for example an infantry cannon dating back to 1936, a field cannon dating back to 1938 and other cannons from Russia, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden. A Russian horse-drawn field cannon from the year 1902 is one of the oldest weapons in the park. The cannons are no longer in working order, as they have been defused.

    http://www.museiportalosterbotten.fi/museum-a-o-en/museum/70-isokyro-war-museum

  • Kyrö Distillery's restaurant and visitors center

    Oltermannintie 6, Isokyö

    Kyrön Matkailun Edistämiskeskus (Kyrön Tourism Board) is a restaurant & bar located in the same building as Kyrö Distillery.

    Kyrö Tourism Board offers dinner packages for groups, focusing on Finnish delicacies and locally sourced ingredients. The group packages can be tailored to also include a Kyrö spirit tastings, a cocktail school and a distillery tour where the story behind Kyrö spirits really comes to life.

    During the visitor centre opening hours, individual customers can also attend distillery tours and tastings as well as enjoy unique cocktails based on locally sourced ingredients. Visti our web pages for opening hours.

    +358 400 748 174

    kmek@kyrodistillery.com

    https://kyrodistillery.com/visitor-center/

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  • Kyrö Distillery's restaurant and visitors center

    Oltermannintie 6, Isokyrö

    Kyrö Distillery - Kyrön matkailun edistämiskeskus

    Kyrön Matkailun Edistämiskeskus (Kyrön Tourism Board) is a restaurant & bar located in the same building as Kyrö Distillery.

    Kyrö Tourism Board offers dinner packages for groups, focusing on Finnish delicacies and locally sourced ingredients. The group packages can be tailored to also include a Kyrö spirit tastings, a cocktail school and a distillery tour where the story behind Kyrö spirits really comes to life.

    During the visitor centre opening hours, individual customers can also attend distillery tours and tastings as well as enjoy unique cocktails based on locally sourced ingredients. Visti our web pages for opening hours.

    +358 400 748 174

    kmek@kyrodistillery.com

    https://kyrodistillery.com/visitor-center/

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  • Pukkilansaari

    Pohjankyröntie 115, Isokyrö

    Pukkilansaari, Isokyrö

    This summer pavilion is located on scenic Pukkilansaari in Storkyro, about 40 km east of Vaasa. To the island you take a small ferry. Summer time dancing to Finnish artists.

     

    http://www.kyronvoima.net/pukkilansaari.html

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