Krepelin - Sisäpiha joulunaikaan


Christmas fairytales in Kristinestad

Krepelin - Société Helsinki Merikaupungin Joulukodit-tapahtumassa 4.12.2021

Christmas in Kristinestad is full of events

  1. Christmas opening for the whole family 18.11.2022
  2. Live Christmas calendar from 1.12.2022. See the map here.
  3. Christmas Homes 3.12.2022. See the map here. Digital map available here. A magazine article about the event available here.
  4. Christmas on the Kirkkokatu street 3.12. Program here.
  5. Finland’s Independence Day Kristinestad program here.
  6. Lucia Day 13.12.2022. Program here. photos here and local TV’s video here.
  7. Brahegården Christmas bazaar 18.12.2022.
  8. The declaration of the Christmas peace 24.12.2022
  9. Lots of Christmas bazaars and other events in between. See all the events on VisitKristinestad’s events page.
  10. By the way, did you know that Santa Claus was born in Kristinestad?
Kristiinankaupungin Kirkkokatu jouluvalaistuksessa

We are

  1. A unique Nordic wooden town that never burned. Around 300 wooden houses are still left mainly in their original condition and are staying that way, because we live in them all year around. There are only two of such wooden towns left in the Nordics and the other is Røros in Norway.
  2. Here you can find the Bötombergen nature centre with several different hiking trails and the pre-Ice-Age Wolf Cave that may be more than 74 000 years old.
  3. We’re Finland’s only Cittaslow city
  4. Kristinestad is also Finland’s second only Sustainable Travel destination as certified by Visit Finland. Read more here.
  5. Thus, we strive to promote everything local, handmade and sustainable – the authentic local experiences
Krepelin - Sisäpiha joulunaikaan

Upon arrival

  1. Check-in. Agree on programme at check-in (see below for details).
  2. A short city walk with for example to the city’s Digital Map. Paper maps are also available in Krepelin’s apartments and reception.
  3. Dinner at the Crazy Cat restaurant.
  4. Check out how the town looks during the Christmas time in here.
Pyhävuori - rinteet dronella


  1. Go hiking or skiing IF there’s snow in the ground in the Bötomberg nature centre. More info here.
  2. 10 minutes north of the square you will find the Pohjoislahti Nature Trail with routes of various lengths and where also lots of birds come to rest on their migration routes. The map of the trail and other hiking routes can be found here and the coordinates of the starting point here.
  3. A longer walk can be made to the southernmost point of Kristinestad, Kanonviken. Coordinates here
Hotel Krepelin - Rooms - B1 - Living room in candle light


  1. You can arrange your own Doerz experience by a local resident. Do this via the city’s tourist pages here.
  2. Participate on a Ghost Walk. Our Ghost Walks are suitable for adults and individuals and is an exciting way to experience the local history. See details here.
  3. Cafe A Piece of Cake serves coffee in the centre. You can check their opening hours on their Facebook page.
  4. On weekdays, lunch can be enjoyed in either the JungmanGastro or Crazy Cat restaurants.
  5. You can add one or more of our experience packages to your Krepelin booking. Please inquire when booking.
  6. City wide events, attractions, shopping and other experiences can be found here.
  7. Do you enjoy sauna? In Krepelin we have one and it can be booked by calling us in +358 400 987 978 or at check-in. Photos of the sauna can be found here.
Krepelin - Huoneistot - A1 - Olohuone


“Christinae Stadh”, a hidden gem on the west coast, is an elegant wooden town that is unusually well preserved in Finland and protected from the great scourge of Nordic cities: fire. Well-kept wooden houses, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries, regularly line the street grid, with a magnificent town hall at the centre.”

“Our own establishment, Hotel Krepelin, offers nostalgically elegant accommodation in Finland in a well-preserved former sea captain’s house from 1812. I rarely get a feeling in domestic destinations that this is almost like Europe – but now I did.”

“A beautiful old building and a friendly welcome. We’ll come here again.”

Krepelin - Joulupukki 2021

Welcome to Kristinestad!

Please make booking inquiries with this form or straight in

And have a Very Merry Christmas!