The written history of Laukko manor dates back to year 1416, but according the folklore the local chieftain Matti Kurki received it as a manor from the king of Sweden in the 13th century. The most famous of the medieval lords of Laukko was Klaus Kurki, the tragic hero of a ballad called The Death of Elina. In real life Klaus’s son Arvid became the last Bishop of Catholic Finland. At around the beginning of the 16th century the Kurcks had a stone castle built at Laukko as a symbol of their might and prosperity. The Kurki family owned Laukko until 1817. After that it has been owned by several families, for example famous industrialists Adolf Törngren and Rafael Haarla. Nowadays Laukko is a residence of the Lagerstam family.

The present neo-classic manor house was built in the 1930s. The estate reopened to the public in the summer of 2016, as the estate celebrates its 600th anniversary. For the first time, visitors can see the estate in its entire splendor. The visitors can now admire the main building’s unique collections of arts and antiquities and stroll in the estate’s vast gardens and grounds.

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Founded: 1416
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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www.laukonkartano.fi

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Josefina Jokiniemi (10 months ago)
Great natural surroundings. Delicious meals.
Petri Juurinen (2 years ago)
Elias Lönnrot wrote Kalevala here. Amazing landscape and lovely food. No reason to avoid.
Aaron Martin (2 years ago)
Really nice quality buffet lunch and great service, very nice scenery too.
Tapani Pietilä (2 years ago)
Historical manor that has very important role in Finland's history throughout centuries. Now IT IS open to public and offers very versatile programme to visitors: differenf exhibitions, many concerts during the summer and cafe and restaurant serving delicious meals and snacks.
Riina Pulkkinen (3 years ago)
Service is polite but not heartfelt. Food is really good. The place is scenic so make sure you take your camera with you. Check out daily program as well or grab your best picnic gear with you.
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