The municipality of Ulvila, Town Hall of Ulvila, Loukkurantie 1, FIN-28450 VANHA-ULVILA, FINLAND Phone: +358 2 677 4511, Telefax: +358 2 677 4798, email@example.com, www.ulvila.fi Office Hours: Mo-Fr 08.00-15.45
Kullaan Kotiseutu- ja Museoyhdistys, 'Home Region and Museum Association of Kullaa', Pitkäjärventie 8, FIN-29320 LEINEPERI, FINLAND, phone: +358 2 559 1551, offering among others info on the ironworks village, on travel guidance availability, and on events, http://personal.inet.fi/yhdistys/kkmy, firstname.lastname@example.org, Open Hours: Tu-Sa 10-16
Retkikeskus Sataseitti, Hikers' Info Centre Sataseitti, Sahalahdentie 57, FIN-29340 KULLAA, FINLAND, mobile: +358 44 701 9934, www.reitti.org, mailto:email@example.com, Open in summer period usually Mo-Fr 10-16.
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The town of Ulvila was first founded as early as in the year of 1365. This medieval merchant town has during the centuries developed into a modern and cosy garden town in the neighbourhood of the town of Pori. By the union of the municipalities (on Jan 1st in 2005) the tourism services of Kullaa, implicitly, among others, those in the hiking areas around Joutsijärvi as well as in the ironworks village of Leineperi, have also been included. The chief districts of Ulvila are Friitala, Vanhakylä and Koski - the vicinity of the church of Kullaa. Contemporate Ulvila is famous as a centre for automation industries, where several international enterprises manufacturing industrial automation and logistic systems operate.
These famous sayings in local dialect do strongly differ from standard Finnish: "KO PORISS O MARKKINAT JA ULVILAS PAPINVAALI, NI PIRU EI TIÄR KUMMAS HÄÄRIS." 'When it is market day in Pori and priest election in Ulvila, then the little devil does not know which one to visit' "Ei hätä ol tämä näköne, se on piäni ja punane." 'A problem does not look like this, it is small and red.' "Joka on nahas, se on rahas; joka on veras, se on velas." 'The ones who spent their money right now wear leather; the others who wasted money are in canvas wear.'
ULVILA IN A NUTSHELL
County: the county of Western Finland
Inhabitants: 13 929
Population Density: 34.7 capita per square kilometre
Area: 402.0 km2
To the airport in Pori 5 km
To the railway station in Pori 7 km
HISTORIC SCENES AND MUSEUMS
The ironworks village of Leineperi was built on the banks of Kullaanjoki in the second half of the 1700s. This ironworks which has gone through so diversely differing eras is restored to serve as a living memorial scene of the first steps of industrialization in Finland. This area is of special value from cultural history's point of view; it is the best preserved and most intact ironworks village in Finland. In the area, there are different shops, events, moreover there is the home museum of the olympic winner weightlifter Kaarlo Kangasniemi, phone +358 2 559 1551. In the adjacent vicinity of the church in Kullaa, there is a local museum and an outdoors village museum called Taattola, with smoke saunas. INFO phone: +358 2 559 1551.
Here, under the Northern Star, the round-built yard of Jalomäki i. e. Jalomäen umpipiha is a significant centre for preserving farmer culture. It is right on the side of the road from Pori to Tampere, of highway no. 11, that is. In the log-buildings there is a great variety of farmers' tools of different past eras and styles to be seen (mobile: +358 440 333 333).
The most significant special museum of the leather industry in the Nordic countries, Friitalan Nahkamuseo, the Leather Museum in Friitala, is open on weekdays from 10 to 18, on Saturdays from 10 to 14 as well as at other times when prearranged. Guided visits: phone +358 2 533 5261, +358 2 677 4511.
Ancient Historic Area in Liikistö the ruins of the first church built in Ulvila in the 1200s as well as ancient graveyard and bronze age tribunal stones.
The Museum in Antinkartano / the Museum of Education for the Handicapped, phone +358 2 677 4111.
In Ulvila, it is worth to visit the medieval stone church which was built in 1332, and in which there are, among others, the memorial statues of Saint Anne and Saint Olaf. Medieval Ulvila was a town built around this church, in its adjacent vicinity.
In district Friitala there is Villa Helleranta, attached to the company history of Friitala Ltd., which was built in functionalist style. Villa Helleranta provides prescheduled restaurant and accommodation services based on individual orders.
Gammelgård, the traditional home for the local priest.
The wooden church in Kullaa was built in the years of 1766-67. This church represents the typical Western-Finnish towered long-church type, which was extended by two lower lateral naves.
TOURIST DESTINATIONS FOR FAMILIES
Friitalan Nahkamaailma (Leather World of Friitala): Friitalan Nahkamuseo (the Leather Museum in Friitala): guided visits, phone +358 2 533 5261, +358 2 677 4511, and the Friitala Fashion Tehdasmyymälä (Friitala Fashion Leather Factory Shop) phone +358 2 538 9408, the ironworks village of Leineperi, phone +358 2 559 1551. Gasthaus Matinliisa, nature path and minigolf, phone +358 2 559 1566. River ship cruising on Kokemäenjoki, mobile: +358 400 329831, +358 50 521 6425.
SCENES OF EXTRAORDINARY NATURAL BEAUTY
The marvelous riverside landscapes along Kokemäenjoki accross Ulvila and those of Ruskilankoski.
The nature path in Kaasmarkku. Joutsijärvi, a lake with its islands and shores, which serves as an excellent area for excursions and spare time activities.
EXCURSIONS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PROGRAMME SERVICES FOR TOURISTS
Hiking: the hiking trail network around the lake, Joutsijärvi, 50 km. REITTI interprovincial Satakunta-Pirkanmaa hiking trail network, www.reitti.org
Fishing: on Kokemäenjoki, Kaasmarkunjoki, Joutsijärvi, and Palusjärvi there are great fishing opportunities.
Swimming, fitness shape-up: spare time activities centre in Ulvila: swimming, gym, tennis courts, fitness track. Friitala Sport Center: sport gyms. Outdooring area of Massi (crosscountry skitrack with lights in winter): sawchip covered jogging track with fitness task points, 25-metre plastic hill. Shores for swimmers (Pappilanlampi, Kaasmarkku, Palus, Kylmälahti, Leineperi, Järventaus, Koski, Sunniemi).
Crosscountry-skiing: track with lights: Massi, Kullaa.
Tourist guides of the Pori Region, guided trips for groups, mobile: +358 400 790591, +358 50 558 7971 Kullaan Kotiseutu- ja Museoyhdistys, 'Home Region and Museum Association of Kullaa', offering among others tourist guiding in the area of Leineperi, and guided local round-trips in the home region, phone +358 2 559 1551. Jannen Safarit: Janne's Safaris, offers, among others, preprogrammed activities in nature and prearranged safaris, canoes for rent, meals in the wilderness, www.jannensafarit.fi, phone +358 40 575 4184 Erätuikku, offers, among others, olympic games in the wilderness, survival skills training in the wilderness, activity camps, www.eratuikku.com, mobile +358 44 518 6812 Evänräväyttäjät, "fin-lashers", canoeing, mobile +358 400 593 865, +358 40 514 8018 Kullaan kirkkoveneyhdistys, the Churchboat Association of Kullaa, churchboat rent, m. +358 40 561 0610 Kustaan savupirtti, Kustaa's (Gustav's) Smokey Cottage, life in the woods 1800s style, in the peace of wilderness, dial +358 400 790 591, +358 40 588 2170 Porin Vesibussiristeilyt, River Ship Cruising in Pori, cruises from Ulvila, www.porinvesibussit.com, mobiles +358 400 329 831, +358 50 521 6425
BUILDINGS FOR RENT FOR CELEBRATIONS
Ravani's Hall. Youth House in Ulvila. The house of the volunteer fire brigade in Kaasmarkku. The House of the Working People in Harjunpää Congregation House in Harjula. PVY House in Levanpelto. Village House of Palus.
Order-based prearranged accommodation in Villa Helleranta, phone: +358 2 538 6060. Course Centre Silokallion Kurssikeskus, phone: +358 2 559 1411. Tuuruhovi, cottage for rent, booking: +358 2 539 1648, +358 50 591 8927. Korpikumpu, cottage for rent, mobile: +358 440 752 630. Gasthaus Matinliisa, phone +358 2 559 1566.
FOOD SERVICES AND COFFEE SHOPS
Cafe Hellman, Friitalan Nahkamaailma, phone: +358 2 538 9208. Ville Helleranta, catering services based on preordering, halls for meetings and celebration, phone +358 2 538 6060. Ravintola Ulvilan Seurahuone, restaurant, phone +358 2 531 7550. Cafe Marina, phone +358 2 537 3016. Kahviravintola Frilli, "coffee restaurant", +358 2 538 8860. Coffee Shop and Diner Retikka, phone +358 2 538 7511. Metro Kebab Pizzeria phone +358 2 538 9395. KinoCafe, phone +358 2 538 3968. Silokallion kurssikeskus, course training centre, phone +358 2 559 1411. Gasthaus Matinliisa, phone +358 2 559 1566. Ruukinpidot, meal service on order, phone +358 2 538 1289. Savipakari, a bakery house built of clay in the active ironworks era in Leineperi, phone +358 44 555 8781. Restaurant Metsätähti (i. e. Forest Star) in the forestry school in Kullaa, phone +358 2 540 251. Niemisen Pakari, Nieminen's Bakery, coffee shop and meeting hosting services on order, phone +358 2 559 1565, +358 44 555 2343.
Vilponen's Fried Lampreys, phone +358 2 538 0955. A. Mäkinen's Fried Lampreys, phone +358 2 538 8354. Koti-Tupa Sales and Purchases, phone +358 2 559 1052. Williruusu, decorations with dried flowers and selling dried flowers, phone +358 2 538 1234. Pirimari Shop of handicraft and art industries products, phone +358 2 538 9664. Lavonen's Art Workshop, artistic photos, toys and furniture for children as well as other things made of wood, phone +358 2 538 2124. The Smith's Workshop at the Ironworks in Leineperi, wrought iron works and other iron works, phone +358 500 122 303. Silkkikamari, the Silk Chamber, hand-dyed silk and wool products, cards, phone +358 44 536 0343.
In Factory Shops
Friitala Fashion, phone +358 2 538 9408, leatherwear and unique pieces made of leather. Kleemola's Bakery, phone +358 2 538 7528. Sataliha Ltd. phone +358 2 538 3150. Jauhopojat Ltd. +358 2 538 3133. Ulvila's Sublind company, Ulvilan kaihdin, phone +358 2 538 8158. Fragata Ltd., phone +358 2 538 3315, lights, lamps.
Direct Sales Products
The Mill in Leineperi, phone +358 2 538 1172, direct sales of flours and other grain grind grades packed in small sacks. Team Kalliolevo: Potatoe and Vegetable Processing Commandite Company, phone +358 2 559 1045. Uolevi Pihlman, gardener, phone +358 2 546 3007. Mäkinen's Poultryfarm and Egg Packaging, phone +358 2 539 1648. Mr. Taisto Lähteenlahti's farm-based slaughterhouse, direct sales of pork, phone +358 2 559 1164. Tenhon Tila, Tenho's Farm, farm-based slaughterhouse and direct sales of agriculture products, phone +358 2 539 1695. Nieminen's Bakery, Niemisen Pakari, home made bakery products, phone +358 2 559 1565, +358 44 555 2343.
translated from Finnish to English by Volford Péter