10–11.30 Guided Aalto tour
A tour in Varkaus concerning the influence of Aalto on the town plan. The tour introduces you to the single-family homes of Aalto. The standardised houses were built by the local company Varkauden Talotehdas according to Aalto’s designs. The mode of transportation can be chosen by the customer, options are electric boat, Kalakukko street train or bus.
12.00–13.00 Optional lunch in a chosen restaurant
We recommend that you taste the local fish from Lake Saimaa or salmon grown in an environmentally benign manner in the new eco-fishery. Also, the local caviar is a specialty worth a try. See the restaurants from the website Visit Varkaus.
13.30–14.15 Art Centre Väinölä
Art Centre Väinölä is an idyllic, 105-year-old wooden house, which used to be the residence of the mill manager and the office employees. In the summer period, Väinölä houses a wonderful exhibition of Naive Painters in Varkaus.
14.30–15.30 Torni Terrace Café
In the summer the Torni Terrace Café is open on top of the 1950s water tower. There you can enjoy the wonderful view and have a delicious break.
15.45-16.15 Shopping locally at Päiviönsaari
Local products, including caviar, are available for purchase from Sepon Lihatori at Päiviönsaari and from Cafe Piirakkapaja / Lähituotepuoti.
16.30-18.00 Museum of Mechanical Music
A guided tour in the Museum of Mechanical Music takes you to a fabulous journey through the vast collection of interesting instruments. The instruments are on display in rooms that are decorated according to the style of their era.