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City of Turku
The city of Turku (in Finnish) or Åbo (in Swedish) is located on the south-west coast of Finland. It is the oldest city and the first capital of the country. Today it is the capital of its region, the Southwest Finland. The population is about 190 000. Further information and map of city centre.
Visit Turku – official tourist information site
Reformation in Turku
Learn about the Reformation in Turku and related events during the conference here!
Selection of events
Exhibition: Game of Power – Reformation in Finland
Turku Castle, Linnankatu 80
Exhibition: Book novelties in Finland during the Reformation (Kiriat – Bökar -Kirjauutuudet Suomessa reformaation aikaan)
Turku Cathedral, Kijk chapel
Lecture (in Finnish): Reformaatio 500 vuotta: mitä Turussa ja Suomessa tuolloin tapahtui ja entä nyt?
Turun kaupunginkirjasto, pääkirjaston Tietotori
Bach XIV/XIV – J.S. Bach’s organ compositions
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Pauliina Isomäki: Sermon on the Mount oratory
Currency and Banks
The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency in the Forex currency exchange company (address: Eerikinkatu 13, by the Market Place). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines (ATMs) open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).
The electric current in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental size.
Finnish tap water is of the highest quality and can be consumed safely throughout the country. Bottled mineral and spring water is available in shops and restaurants.
In case of an emergency dial (Ambulance, Police, Fire department): 112
There are several pharmacies in the city centre. Pharmacies are not open at night time. The Yliopiston apteekki has the longest opening hours, from 7:00 to 23:00 every day. Its address is Yliopistonkatu 25.
In restaurants and taxis, service is included in the price. Tipping is not necessary but customers may leave a tip if they so wish.