Varkaus is a well-known boating hub, through which the inland boats make their way between Savonlinna and Kuopio. Taipale channel is a very busy water route in the summertime, connecting the waterways of Haukivesi and Unnukka (connection to Kuopio). Varkaus is an active Savonian factory city, where the Savo mentality meets modern technology and know-how. Varkaus is known for its international industry and industrial history.
In Varkaus there is a wide variety of museums, including Mechanical Music Museum, Taipale channel area and Channel museum, Varkaus Museum, art centre Väinölä.
Great view over Varkaus and it's surrounding lakes can be found from Water tower, which also has panorama café Sateenkaari.
Varkaus is also a city of many events. For example Sturgeon and champagne festival, children’s festival Vekara-Varkaus, Country fair are among interesting haapenings.
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The only Mechanical Music Museum in Finland is the largest museum of its kind in Scandinavia and one of only 40 such museums in the whole world....Explore
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