Peace, Quiet and Medieval Buildings
Ulvila is a small, peaceful, leafy place and one of the oldest towns in Finland, with written records of its status as a town going back to 1365 and earlier. Today, the Middle Ages still hold an important place in the town’s story, with one of its major attractions being the medieval St. Olaf’s Church. The town was once a key location for traders and part of the Hanseatic trading route. Another draw of the town is its industrial history, which can still be explored today in the Leineperi ironworking community. Visitors might also enjoy strolling along the banks of the pretty Kokemäenjoki, the river that runs through the town.
The Hansa cultural route recognises Ulvila’s important connection to the Hanseatic League by including Ulvila as a Hanseatic city.