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Weird Weekend in Lohja

A travel journal to Lohja by fizzytom

Tytyri Limestone Mine Museum Photo, Lohja, Finland More Photos
Quote: What to do in Lohja? Read and on find out - lakes, mining musuems, eating, drinking, sleeping - all this and more in one of the most bizarre towns I've ever visited

Where to Eat in Lohja

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Feners, Lohja Photo, Lohja, Finland
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Seeing how many places there were to eat as our bus came into Lohja, we were reassured we wouldn’t go hungry. Having found a bed for the night we dashed out to catch the nearby supermarket which closes mid-afternoon on Saturdays and doesn’t open on Sundays, and picked up some bread, cheese and bananas for the next mornings breakfast. Looking for a cheap and quick late lunch we opted for the pizza and kebab joint, "Feners" at the top end of the main street. The interior is a spacious cafe style environment, spotlessly clean and fairly busy with a mix of young couples, teenage groups and young families. We went for the special – pizza with two toppings, side salad and a coffee f...Read More

Matkakoti Linnakangas

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Hotel | "Simple and Spartan Yet a Wise Choice"

Matkakoti Linnakangas Photo, Lohja, Finland
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Arriving mid-afternoon on a very rainy and windy September day in Lohja, we were grateful for the recommendation of a hotel in our guidebook. The tourist information office closes at lunchtime so we’d missed that and coming through town to the bus station we didn’t spot anything resembling a hotel. Right next to the bus station there was Hotelli Lohja which was a little out of our price range so we braved the rain and headed to Matkakoti Linnakangas, billed as a "guest house" and situated just at the end of the shopping area at the end of the main road through town.We probably wouldn’t have found it if we hadn’t been looking for it. It’s fairly non-descript and could easily be an office b...Read More

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Matkakoti Linnakangas
Kauppakatu 3
Lohja, Finland 08100
+358-19-324 488

Tytyri Limestone Mine Museum

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Attraction | "Subterranean Scenery"

Tytyri Limestone Mine Museum Photo, Lohja, Finland
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Lohja is a pleasant enough town situated to the north of a huge lake. To the north of the centre there are forests with walking trails and when we were there the woods were filled with the aroma of wild mushrooms. The lake also attracts walkers and the scenery is beautiful but what I did not realize at the time is that deep below the lake something is going on! Under the town and the lake there are more than 60 kilometres of tunnels created by and for the mining of limestone. Mining has been going on at the Lohjan kalkkitehdas (Lohja Limestone Plant) since 1897 and this area was chosen partly because it has such plentiful deposits of limestone but also because it has access to good transpo...Read More

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Tytyri Limestone Mine Museum
Tytyrinkatu
Lohja, Finland

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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