Valkeakoski: Visavuori Museum

Visavuori was the home and studio of the sculptor Emil Wikström from 1894 until his death in 1942. Wikström designed the buildings himself, beginning in 1894 with a combined studio and home. Destroyed by fire in 1896 and rebuilt in 1902 in the national romantic style, this building is the finest example of Karelian architecture in existence. Wikström’s home is typical of Nordic artists’ homes of the time, constructed from logs and featuring many “art nouveau” details. The contents of the house today are as they were in Wikström’s time.

You can also find a cafe in Visavuori.