Punkaharju’s Valtionhotelli is the oldest lodging house in Finland and its history is full of fascinating details for the hotel history buff. Built in wood, it reminds the visitor of a chalet in the heart of the Swiss Alps – and indeed this was the inspiration. It is typically Finnish though and is something of a monument for the local region.
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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