Erottaja Fire Station
Helsinki skyline seen from Korkeavuorenkatu fire tower
Helsinki’s oldest used fire depot. It was erected in 1891 from a design by architect Theodor Höijer. Apart from a fairly interesting museum the building can boast a 42 metres tall tower. Although the height is not too impressive in regard to other cities around the world it is tall enough for Helsinki standards to provide a great view over the entire city and the sea. Now getting on the tower might be a bit tricky because they open it only on certain days so it needs a bit of arranging with the firemen. (locatinghelsinki)
Erottaja fire station is an impressive old building made of red bricks. It was built in 1891 and it is the oldest fire station that is still in use. It was also the head fire station of Helsinki until 1975. Erottaja fire station was designed by architect Theodor Höijer who has also designed other important buildings in Helsinki like the Ateneum Art Gallery
The fire station is located in Korkeavuorenkatu which is one of the most beautiful streets in Helsinki and the home of several cute boutiques and independent cafeterias… It is great to walk down Korkeavuorenkatu, hop in few boutiques, have a takeaway coffee and stop for a moment in front of the fire station. You can often see firefighters and their fire trucks. It takes only about 20 min to walk Korkeavuorenkatu from the beginning to the end so why not to do it!
Next to Erottaja fire station is The Fire Museum where the entrance fee is only € 1! You can see old fire trucks and other firefighter’s equipment. There are also several stories and pictures of big fires in Helsinki.
June 12 is The Helsinki Day, on that day you can also climb up to the fire tower!!
Details about this spot
Erottaja Fire Station | Art & culture | Museum ticket € 1
Firehouse 24 hours daily | Museum Wed & Sun 12:00-16:00
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