Photo: Klaus von Matt


Photo: Klaus von Matt


Houses in Rimpi

Ala-Rimpi and Ylä-Rimpi (Lower and Upper Rimpi) houses are situated in the old property of the Uljaska of Rimpi, Elias Ahtonen, who served as the model of Väinämöinen in Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s iconic paintings and illustrations of Kalevala. Finnish soldiers burned Uljaska's carelian-styled house during the evacuation of the village in the Winter War. The people were forbidden to build again carelian-styled houses after the war in Finland's side of the border.

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5655 Kostamustie
Suomi ,88930

Houses of Rimpi