All are welcome to the birth place of Marshal Mannerheim, just a 15 minute drive from Turku.
Louhisaari Manor is known as the family home of both the Fleming and Mannerheim families as well as being the birthplace and childhood home of Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim.
The Knight’s Park in Askainen was founded in honour of the Knights of the Mannerheim Cross and all the Finnish veterans. There is a memorial stone named for every knight at the park. During the Continuation War 191 soldiers received the Mannerheim Cross, of which four were awarded it twice.
Located along the Archipelago Trail, the oldest tourist route in Finland, are the churches of Askainen Noblemen’s Church, Lemu’s Grey Stone Church and the Church of Masku, which make up part of the seven churches tour.
The families to have once owned Kankainen Manor have included among others Djekn, Dettloff, Ribbing, Hasselbom-Fredenskiöld and Horn. Aminoff was the last family to own the manor.
The 18-hole Kankainen Golf course offers a challenge for players of all levels. The Rosarium, along the road to Masku maintained by the Masku Association, offers summery flush of roses.
Events, exhibitions and coffee stops 2013
1 June, The Knight’s Park in Askainen 6th Anniversary
1 June, Marshal’s Markets, Askainen
10 Aug, Cucumber Markets
30th Anniversary, Askainen
31 Aug, Night of the Ancient Fires, Härmälä ravine
7 Sep, ”Lemust Leippä” Markets, Lemu
Masku Museum open June–July
Kemppien Tupa Home Museum
open summer Sundays 11am–2pm
Marski markets on summer Saturdays
from 1 June
Louhisaari Manor Café
open from Mother’s Day to
the end August
Kaiturin tila Farm, www.kaiturintila.fi
Kankainen Manor, www.kankas.fi
Masku Riviera’s swimming beach