Stories from the War Years

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Kriegshistorische Stätten – Schauplätze der Geschichten – Was die Feldpost über den Krieg erzählt

Trench railway and Taivalkoski military history sites

  • Duration approx. 4-5 h (depending on the stops)
  • Length approx. 145 km

 

Departure & Return

 

A. Wartime heritage room (Sota-ajan perinnehuone), Urheilutie 6a, Taivalkoski

(distance 10.5 km)

 

B. Isokumpu station, Trench railway (Isokummun asema, Kenttärata), Hepokankaantie, Taivalkoski

(distance 14.5 km)

 

C. Kallioniemi – Author Kalle Päätalo’s childhood home (Kallioniemi – Kalle Päätalon lapsuudenkoti), Kallioniementie, Taivalkoski

(distance 24 km)

 

D. Niilo Manninen memorial (Niilo Mannisen muistomerkki), Nuottivaarantie 6, Taivalkoski
Driving directions to the memorial: from E63 road when turning onto Nuottivaarantie continue forward approx. 400 m and then turn left, drive approx. 200 m and the memorial is on the left side of the road.

(distance 56 m)

 

E. Memorial to the partisan victims and Kuolio border station (Kuolion raja-aseman ja desanttien uhrien muistomerkki), Ouluntie 217, Kuusamo

(distance 41 km)

 

F. Taivalkoski War Cemetery (Taivalkosken sankarihautausmaa), Kaakkurintie 30, Taivalkoski

 

 


 

Other points of interest and nearby cafes/restaurants and various accommodation options are also marked on the route map.