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Although it is a relatively small town, Mariehamn is the epicentre for tourism in Åland and boasts a wealth of cultural heritage and attractions. There is a fine variety of musical events held throughout the year, including the Katarina Concerts of chamber music, the Åland Country Festival, the Rockoff and Island in the Sun festivals of rock and pop music, and both a winter and summer Jazz festival.
There are plenty of museums, key among them being Ålands Konstmuseum, Ålands Museum, Ålands Sjöfartsmuseum and the Köpmannamuseum. In addition, there is the Maritime Quarter, a short walk from Mariehamn’s town centre, which is a living marine centre with a boat-building yard, a smithy and other traditional handicrafts. Planning a visit to Mariehamn? View our list of top tourist attractions in Mariehamn.