Heavenly decorations and divine pastries - Guided art workshop Raahen Taitopaja visit guided tour to Old Town Raahe coffee and pastries at Trade House of Lang The himmeli, the quintessential Finnish
Heavenly decorations and divine pastries – Guided art workshop Raahen Taitopaja visit guided tour to Old Town Raahe coffee and pastries at Trade House of Lang
The himmeli, the quintessential Finnish Christmas decoration, combines elements of geometry and architecture into graceful patterns and shadows.
In the unique atmosphere of the old foundry, you can marvel the 150 different, traditional and modern himmeli, an age-old decoration, made from rye, beach wheat, glass, plastic and acrylic tubes at the Raahen Taitopaja Workshop. After the workshop visit, a guided city tour will introduce you to Old Town Raahe and its engaging stories and take you to enjoy coffee and pastries in the cozy Boutique hotel and café Trade House of Lang in the heart of the historic wooden town. Founded in 1955, the Raahen Taitopaja Workshop offers experiences in a unique environment. Tour of the Old Town Raahe can be done either on foot or by bus. On the Pekkatori square, in the gentle, casual atmosphere of the Trade House of Lang, the mind rests, and will you set off with the stories of the golden era of the sailships.
Himmeli is an ancient Nordic decoration. Tradition has come to Finland through Sweden, and the name Himmeli refers to the Swedish word for sky or heaven, himmel. These heavenly ornaments, being more than Christmas ornaments, were in the old days put up to secure good luck and abundant crop. The structure of a himmeli – especially a bigger and more complex one – is visually striking, with geometrical shapes made out of hundreds, or even thousands, of pieces of straw.
DURATION 3 hours
STARTING POINT Raahe. Raahen Taitopaja Workshop, street address Pajakatu 4, Raahe
GROUP SIZE 10-30 persons
AVAILABILITY Year round
LANGUAGES Finnish, English, Russian
PRICE 28 €/person (cross price per person)
WHAT’S INCLUDED Tour at the Raahen Taitopaja workshop, guidance on the Old Town Raahe tour, coffee and cake at Trade House of Lang
SUPPLEMENTS Meals, hands-on art workshops, transportation
BOOKINGS AND INQUIRIES
Trade House of Lang
Tel. +358 50 513 7750
Trade House of Lang
Price valid 1.1.-31.12.2020
Month Long Event (january)
Raahe, Kirkkokatu 19