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 (, Langinkoski Nature Reserve. Address: Keisarinmajantie 118, 48230 Kotka. Google Maps(

Visit: Open 1 June –30 September Mon-Sun 11 am- 6 pm, 1 - 30 September; Tue- Sun 11 am - 4 pm, on Mondays closed. In May open by separate agreement for groups. On Midsummer Eve 22 june closed. 
Admission: EUR 6, EUR 3 for children between 7 and 17, children under 7 free. Entrance to the nature reserve is free. Guided tours subject to a charge are available by advance booking.
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Instructions and rules: The Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damage in any way under the Antiquities Act ( Campfires are also prohibited.

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

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.

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The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. The Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge museum is managed by The Finnish Heritage Agency  (

Customer Service

Tel. +358 40 311 0330

The Finnish Heritage Agency 
Tel. +358  295 33 6991 

  • A notification must be submitted to Metsähallitus of any events organised at the site: instructions and a form (, 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,, in Finnish).

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