Mariankatu / Aleksanterinkatu
A Hakkapeliitta is a Finnish light cavalryman in the service of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War (1618 to 1648)
Statue of two Finnish Hakkapeliitta returning on horseback after the 30-year war.
Pentti Papinaho 1974
The statue symbolizes the Finnish stamina and the will to defend ourselves and the honor indication of the Finnish cavalry soldiers. It is unveiled 4 October 1975 at the Lahti Hospital, and in 1991 moved to the present location.
- Pentti Papinaho (Multia 1926 - ... 1992),
Sources & Information
Location (N 60°58'58" - E 25°39'22")
Item Code: fi054; Photograph: 29 June 2013
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