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Helsinki

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What PPS Says: In addition to its role as a
regional transit center for ferries, tourist boats, and ocean liners, the
waterfront serves as a popular gathering spot, with markets, parks, and an
esplanade.

What We Like: Helsinki’s cobbled streets funnel downhill past buildings, design stores,
restaurants, and cafés to Market Square at the harbor’s edge. Once you reach
the waterfront, stroll the square’s open-air market (open spring through fall)
or its covered market, and browse the stands for cloudberries and
lingonberries, fresh fish and pickled herring, and just-baked rye bread.
Whether gazing across the Gulf of Finland or watching the stylish Finns going
about their business, you’ll be enchanted by how Helsinki works its waterfront.

World's Top Waterfront Cities

Helsinki

What PPS Says: In addition to its role as a
regional transit center for ferries, tourist boats, and ocean liners, the
waterfront serves as a popular gathering spot, with markets, parks, and an
esplanade.

What We Like: Helsinki’s cobbled streets funnel downhill past buildings, design stores,
restaurants, and cafés to Market Square at the harbor’s edge. Once you reach
the waterfront, stroll the square’s open-air market (open spring through fall)
or its covered market, and browse the stands for cloudberries and
lingonberries, fresh fish and pickled herring, and just-baked rye bread.
Whether gazing across the Gulf of Finland or watching the stylish Finns going
about their business, you’ll be enchanted by how Helsinki works its waterfront.

Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis

World's Top Waterfront Cities

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