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Joensuu is home to numerous art galleries, museums, and many churches, both Lutheran and Russian Orthodox. Key attractions in the city are North Karelian Museum, the University Botanical Gardens, and the Bunker Museum where you can check out some of the defences used by Finland during the Winter and Continuation wars with Finland, fully equipped with original weaponry and gear. Planning a visit to Joensuu? View our list of top tourist attractions in Joensu.