Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge

The emblem of the historical sites managed by MetsähallitusA man sitting on a fishing rock, the smell of salmon soup and the constant roar of the rapids. It is the end of the 19th century, and the man on the rock is Tsar Alexander III, the Emperor of Russia, and the soup has been prepared by his wife, the Empress. In accordance with the wishes of the Emperor, an imperial fishing lodge was built at Langinkoski in 1889, which the imperial family used to visit annually. Today, the rapids are popular among fly fishermen and visitors can familiarise themselves with imperial history in the fishing lodge.

Fish Like an Emperor

Location of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge in FinlandLocation: Kymenlaakso, Kotka (www.kotka.fi), Langinkoski Nature Reserve. Address: Keisarinmajantie 118, 48230 Kotka. Google Maps(www.googlemaps.fi).

Visit: Open 1 May–30 September every day, except on Midsummer Eve; in April and October by separate agreement. Admission: EUR 6, EUR 3 for children between 6 and 14, children under 6 free. Entrance to the nature reserve is free. Guided tours subject to a charge are available by advance booking. For opening hours and information on guide services, please see the website of the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge (www.langinkoskimuseo.com).

Sights and Activities: The Imperial Fishing Lodge museum with its furniture, textiles and other items from the end of the 19th century, an orthodox chapel, the Emperor's memorial stone and fishing rock as well as trenches and a firing post from the First World War. Rapids, a place for fly fishing, short hiking trails and an arboretum. Read more about the history of the fishing lodge and the Langinkoski Nature Reserve. See the event calendar of the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge (www.langinkoskimuseo.com) (in Finnish).

Services: Two cafés, toilet, toilet for the disabled. The toilets are available when the museum and café are open. Read more about services under the Langinkoski Nature Reserve presentation.

Suitability: An interesting cultural and nature destination for the whole family. In the yard of the museum, parking for the disabled is available, and the Langinkoski café is accessible for wheelchairs. There are approximately 1 km of hiking trails suitable for the disabled in Langinkoski, providing them with access to the fishing lodge and the arboretum if assisted.

The address of this page: www.nationalparks.fi/imperialfishinglodge

The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Southern Finland. The Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge museum is managed by the Langinkoskiseura Society.

Customer Service

Maretarium
Tel. +358 40 311 0330
info(at)maretarium.fi

Langinkoskiseura Society
Tel. +358 44 528 8050
Info(at)langinkoskimuseo.com

  • A notification must be submitted to Metsähallitus of any events organised at the site: instructions and a form (www.metsa.fi, in Finnish)
  • Research and other activities not covered by the "Right of Public Access" (also known as "Everyman's rights" in Finland, and the "Right to Roam" in the UK) requires permission from the landowner (instructions and form, www.metsa.fi, in Finnish).

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