Chryssa’s LIFEBOOK4Life Tourist Guide for Insiders 1 Copyright 2011 FUJITSU City: Helsinki
Introduction Copyright 2011 FUJITSU 2 The project: The task: Imagine the other 52 LIFEBOOK4Life Insiders have the chance to visit you. Become the Fujitsu tourist guide of your home town/region and create a day schedule for your fellow project members.
City facts & day schedule for Helsinki Copyright 2011 FUJITSU 2 City facts: Day Schedule: Station 1: Stockmann Clock Station 2: Kaivopuisto Station 3: Ursa Observatory Station 4: Helsinki Cathedral Station 5: Finnish National Opera Station 6: Töölö Bay City: Helsinki Country: Finland Population: 588,941 State: Uusimaa Other facts: Helsinki is chosen to be the World Design Capital for 2012
Stockmann department store enjoys a reputation of the primary high-end department store in Finland carrying all the internationally recognised luxury brands. Stockmann was built in 1930 and designed by Sigurd Frosterus.
Insider Facts : The clock at the main entrance, colloquially "Stockan kello" ("Stocky's clock"), has become a symbol of Helsinkian city culture as a popular meeting place. “ Stockan kellon alla ,” say the locals when they are setting a rendezvous with their friends!
Kaivopuisto (Swedish: Brunnsparken ), or in spoken language, Kaivari , is one of the oldest and best known parks in Helsinki. Every summer, thousands of people come to Kaivopuisto to sunbathe, to have picnics, or to play sports.
Insider Facts: Kaivopuisto is a great place to fly a kite! This is my favourite hobby during summer.
The Ursa Observatory is an astronomical observatory l ocated at the highest hill of Kaivopuisto is a visible hallmark and well-known symbol of Helsinki. During summer time, amateur astromers can watch the sun and during night when it gets darker one can observe the stars.
Insider Facts: I’m an amateur astronomer. Astronomy has been my passion since the age of five. I have always wanted to be an astronaut. For the time being I like observing the stars through my telescope!
Helsinki Cathedral was originally built as a tribute to the Grand Duke, Nicholas I, the Tsar of Russia and until the independence of Finland in 1917, it was called St. Nicholas' Church.
Insider Facts : Today the Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki. Annually more than 350,000 people visit the church, some of them to attend religious events, but most as tourists. The church is in regular use for both worship services and special events such as weddings.