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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

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Raatteentie 2, Suomussalmi 89800 Finland
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Nicolás B wrote a review Sep 2019
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This museum was really amazing, it has an amazing exposition. You can find weapons, clothing, personal belongings, and other stuff of both sides, Russian and Finish, it also have items of German army too. Talking about the weapons, you can find short weapons as pistols, then you find all kind of rifles, some MGs and a couple of mortars. They have a good amount of artillery pieces and also a well conserved Russian tank. They also have a short film that explains the battle of suomussalmi and what happened there. A really cool thing about this museum is that there are some weapons that you can touch and handle by yourself. Outside you can find trenches and some foxholes. On the road you can find memorials and more foxholes, you can imagine the whole thing happening all over the place. I enjoyed my visit a lot.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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gckhd55 wrote a review Aug 2019
Albemarle, North Carolina129 contributions14 helpful votes
WOW, talk about a place that can touch your emotions! To just think of all the young mens dreams that end here. So Sad! The obseritity of War!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Rolling wrote a review Aug 2019
Finland90 contributions68 helpful votes
Winter was museum Raatteen Portti is an interesting place to visit by your own but to get the most, take a guided tour. We had an excellent guide, Eikka, whos stories everybody would like to hear. Without him, the trip to Raatteen Portti would not have been the same. The guided tour in the museum costs only 35 euroa + the entrance tickets 10.-. (Summer 2019) Book in advance, yesterday was early enough. After museum, it is easy to go to see all the places in real. We spend five hours there total and visited absolutely everything. Also recommend the short film, 15 minutes, before the museum. It is texted in various languages. There is also a restaurant and cafeteria at the museum. Bean soup with pan cake (10 euros) before the tour suits to the place very well!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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kattullus wrote a review Sep 2018
Stockholm, Sweden952 contributions223 helpful votes
The Soviet's surprise attack in November 1939 aimed i.a. to quickly reach Oulu by the Baltic Sea, cutting Finland in two. They got no further than here - leaving two destroyed army divisons. Fine museum with interesting artefacts and also information, until rather recently suppressed, on atrocities committed by Soviet long range patrols against Finnish women and children in remote border villages. Moving war memorial with stones symbolizing the fallen soldiers in the famous Suomussalmi and Raate battles. Many fine war memorials, information boards, dugouts, etc. along the roads of battle.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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theialook wrote a review Aug 2018
Suomussalmi, Finland13 contributions13 helpful votes
It´s a very interested place who are interested in the Finnish history. You can see some of the war equipment and the clothes of the Finnish soldiers as well as of the Russian ones. There´s also a nice place to stay for a cup of a strong Finnish coffee and Finnish baked sweets. There are military like things to buy as a souvenir from the ancient battle field. There are marked routes to walk in the forest - especially when the weather is nice.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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