The Old Church of Petäjävesi

The old church at Petäjävesi was built in 1763-1764 to act as a village church in the parish of Jämsä; the dedication did not, however, take place until 1778. In 1779 Petäjävesi was made a subordinate parish and in 1867 an independent parish. In 1879 a new church was built for the parish but the old church was not abandoned.

The Old Church at Petäjävesi was marked as a UNESCO world heritage landmark in 1994 as an excellent example of a Lutheran country church built of logs as a typical example of an architectural tradition unique to eastern Scandinavia.