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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 Home (@kyrohome) 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 Fiini Lifestyle Shop, 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.
(Edited 16.7.2021)

  • 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 Homestead museum

    Museotie 163, Isokyrö

    Isonkyron Kotiseutumuseo

    In the Isokyrö Museum can be seen peasant artefacts from the latter half of the 19th century. Everyday utensils are displayed as if the people of the house had just gone to their work outside and left the house for the day. The visitor rather steps into a genuine 19th century milieu than an exhibition.

    The museum is characterized by two traditional 1½-storey Ostrobothnian houses. They are grouped with the outbuildings in a way typical for a traditional courtyard. The main building, the Piuhola house, dates back to 1768 and has been moved to the area from the Kuivila village. The buildings represent the building traditions of the 18th and 19th century. The artefacts in the museum also originate from that period.

    +358 6 471 3084, +358 400 947 275

    http://www.museiportalosterbotten.fi/museum-a-o-en/museum/69-isokyro-museum-and-carolinian-centre

  • Isonkyrö main church

    Ruusupurontie 31, Isokyrö

    This church building is from 1877.

    +358 6 471 5800

    isonkyron.seurakunta@evl.fi

    https://www.isonkyronsrk.fi/

  • 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 Home - restaurant and visitors center

    Oltermannintie 6, Isokyrö

    Kyrö Distillery - Kyrön matkailun edistämiskeskus

    Visit Kyrö Distillery Home in an old dairy in the peculiar village of Isokyrö.
    Join a distillery tour at Kyrö Distillery, tasting or just come for a cocktail and enjoy the atmosphere.

    • On the Distillery tour the story behind Kyrö genuinely comes to life.
    • Tasting – Besides the products you can enjoy the stories behind them.
    • Kyrö Restaurant – Seeking experiences? Come and enjoy local delicacies in Isokyrö.

    Weekly tours during the summer months, check the dates and times on the company’s web page.

    You can also visit virtually.

    visit@kyrodistillery.com

    https://visit.kyrodistillery.com/

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  • Leväluhta Sacrifice Well

    Leväluhdantie 70, Orismala

    Leväluhta holy well is an internationally recognized burial ground from the Iron Age; here they have found bones from over a hundred people. Studies have shown that the bones are from the period 300-700 AD. Today Leväluhta is a green island in the middle of the open plain. An approximately 500 square meters large area enclosed by a red fence and the small forest hides two springs, which originally was a small lake.

    https://isokyro.fi/hyvinvointipalvelut/kulttuuri/kultturikohteet/levaluhdan-vesikalmisto/

  • Orisbergin kirkko

    Åbergintie 64, Orisberg

    Orisberg church is one of the few private churches in Finland. The Church, designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel, was inaugurated in 1831.

    +358 40 511 9599

    orisberg@sana.fi

    https://www.kansanraamattuseura.fi/sinulle/loma-_ja_kurssikeskukset/kesakeskukset/orisberg_-_isokyro

  • Perttilä bridge

    Perttilän siltatie, Isokyrö

  • 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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  • Tuomaanmäki Bronze Age grave

Vaasa regions hidden strawberry fields