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the whole Tampere Region!

Vesaniemi in Kangasala

17 pieces of culture, one common core. Tampere and the Tampere Region’s European Capital of Culture 2026
application includes Tampere, our main municipal partner Mänttä-Vilppula and 15 municipalities of the Tampere Region. Get to know the municipalities and their special characteristics!

Municipalities of the Capital of Culture application

Food camp artwork, Mänttä-Vilppula

Mänttä-Vilppula

At the heart of visual arts

Kangasala

Ridge scenery and old cars
Children among open fire in Lempäälä

Lempäälä

Nature treks and the bustle of an amusement park

The Ransu exhibition in the Library of Pirkkala

Pirkkala

Airplanes and ancient history
The Church of Saint Michael, Pälkäne

Pälkäne

Rural peace and quiet with a colorful history
Factory Island, Nokia

Nokia

Theatre and industrial town atmosphere

Ruovesi

Beautiful nature and witchcraft
Children's adventure park, Valkeakoski

Valkeakoski

Summer theatre and strawberries
A lake view, Virrat/ Photo by Laura vanzo

Virrat

Midsummer town surrounded by beautiful nature
Alamökki sculpture

Ylöjärvi

The city of Eppu Normaali, a national park and harness racing

Hämeenkyrö

Information about the municipality: https://www.hameenkyro.fi/foreign-visitors/

Vesilahti

Information about the municipality: https://www.visitvesilahti.fi/matkailuneuvonta/welcome-to-vesilahti/