13.00 Arrival at Alajärvi and checking-in the Hotel & Restaurant Alvariini. All the rooms are decorated with light colours.
13.30 A lunch will be served at the winery Punainen Tupa in the afternoon. The guide will join the group and take you to the tour after lunch. Tour will be on foot or by group’s charter bus.
15.00-17.00 Guided tour. The Aalto centre in Alajärvi consists of two municipal offices, the congregation house, Youth Association building, the municipal hospital, a health station, Villa Väinölä and the city library, which was finished by the architect studio of Aalto. In addition there are the three memorials and the summer house Villa Flora, that Aalto designed for him and his wife Aino Aalto. Today Villa Flora in private ownership.
An exhibition of the classic 1930s glass design of Alvar and Aino Aalto is on display in the lobby of the Alajärvi town hall
The guided tour takes you to the wooden church (1836) designed by the famous architect C.L. Engel. Aalto used to have a seat in the church loft in his youth. In the beautiful graveyard you can see e.g. war memorials designed by Alvar Aalto and the Aalto family grave.
The last stop of the tour is Villa Väinölä. You will enjoy coffee and a piece of Väinö-cake and hear stories of the life of family Aalto in Alajärvi.
19.00 Dinner is served at Hotel restaurant Alvariini – with an Aalto menu a la Alvariini.