JOIN THE SUMMER STREET FESTIVAL IN MARITIME MARIEHAMN

Book 22-25 July in your calendar for a maritime adventure in Åland. There will be an awesome summer street festival held in Mariehamn.

This summer Mariehamn will not be hosting The Tall Ships Races as planned. Instead, there will be a maritime street festival 22–25 July with food and drink, entertainment and a street market. The town will be full of life during these four days, but since the festival is outdoors, there will be lots of space and fresh sea air to enjoy as well. 

Feel the pulse in maritime Mariehamn, enjoy great food and atmosphere as well as music and live entertainment. Mariehamn is an authentic maritime town with long maritime heritage and is a perfect host for a maritime street festival.

MARITIME MARIEHAMN

A maritime street festival fits perfectly a town like Mariehamn. Many shipowners with great sailing fleets used to live in town and from the late 19th century until the first half of the 20th century, impressive sailing ships were a common sight in the western harbour in Mariehamn. Shipping set the frames for the Åland welfare as the ships brought economic wealth to Åland and offered many Ålanders work at sea.

Shipping is still important to Mariehamn and the whole Åland. Many shipping companies have their headquarters in Mariehamn, large cruise ships enter Mariehamn several times a day and you can major in a marine profession in Åland. In the Maritime quarter in Mariehamn new sailing boats are built with workmanlike knowledge according to old tradition.

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POMMERN – THE PEARL OF MARIEHAMN

Shipping with tall sailing ships was dominated by the Ålander shipowner Gustaf Erikson from the 1920’s until WWII. His fleet sailed around the whole world, often in grain cargo from Australia to England. One of the ships in Erikson’s fleet was the four masted barque Pommern, which is the last commercial sailing ship in the world in as good as in original shape.

Nowadays Pommern is a museum ship that you can visit in the western harbour in Mariehamn. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the exclusive collections of the Åland Maritime Museum right next to Pommern.

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STAY AT A HOTEL

Mariehamn offers many modern and comfortable hotels, right in the centre of the town.

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STAY IN A CABIN

If you want to get closer to nature while visiting The Tall Ships Races, you can rent a cabin. There are a lot to choose from and the distances are short.

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