Hakoinen Castle Hill

 Natural landmark

Hakoinen Castle Hill

Janakkala

The rocky castle hill of Hakoinen rises strikingly steep from the Tavastian manor landscape. It was believed that the first Häme Castle was located on top of the hill in the Middle Ages and that is no wonder, the shelter provided by the rock and the defence outlooks are easy to imagine. There are still some ruins of the defensive fortress there.

As a reward for the climb, Hakoinen Castle offers stunning views in all directions. What a great place for a summer picnic! Nearby Hangastenmäki has also turned out to be a castle hill on the basis of archaelogical findings, maybe it has been in use in the same period of time as Hakoinen?

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