Näsilinna Palace

Tampere, Finland

The Neo-Baroque palace Näsilinna was built by Finlayson factory owner Peter von Nottbeck in 1898. It was designed by architect K.A.Wrede. Due to deaths in the owner's family, Näsilinna was soon left without residents, and the city of Tampere bought it in 1905. It was changed to museum already in 1908.

Later Näsilinna was unoccupied for years and dilapidated badly. The restoration was completed in 2015. The first floor was restored to the early 1900s style and there is a restaurant and cafe. The second floor hosts a museum exhibiting the von Nottbeck family story in the early 1900s.

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Cindy de Nottbeck said 6 years ago
I just came back from visiting Nasilinna and all my other family history in Tampere Finland it is all beautiful and well worth the trip still didnt get to see everything so some day I will visit again.

Cindy de Nottbeck said 6 years ago
It is all newly renovate with a Museum and Resturant can`t wait to go summer of 2015 for the opening.It is a big part of my fathers family history.

Cindy de Nottbeck said 7 years ago
Can`t wait to go and visit a place of my history. And seeing all the renovations.


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Näsinpuisto, Tampere, Finland
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Founded: 1898
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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ARTO PIIPPO (5 months ago)
Beautiful building with significant history. Restaurant downstairs,museum upstairs. Worth a visit.
Mikko Laamanen (10 months ago)
Me and my wife had our wedding in Näsi Castle, and I have to say that everything was perfect. The service was great and the whole process of arranging a wedding was made very easy and smooth for us. During the wedding day we didn't need to worry about anything and could just relax and enjoy the day. Thank you for a perfect day!
Karl S (11 months ago)
Cool cafe on top of a hill, located in a nice building.
Karl S (11 months ago)
Cool cafe on top of a hill, located in a nice building.
Ken Huynh (2 years ago)
Nice and good atmosphere there. The apple pie is the best. ♥️
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