TAMPERE, A WORLD-CLASS CITY OF CULTURE
Tampere is known for its distinctive local culture as well as its vivid and original sauna traditions. But almost secretly, it has become a city of international buzz among artists, musicians, architects, and Hollywood stars alike.
For the pleasure of Tampere citizens, actor Brad Pitt and rock star Nick Cave chose to exhibit their artwork publicly first time in their life at Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere in late 2022 and early 2023. Their premiere in visual arts took place in Thomas Houseago's exhibition WE with Nick Cave and Brad Pitt.
Hollywood made its first grand entry to Tampere in 2020, when Riley Stearns's Dual starring Aaron Paul and Karen Gillan became the first Hollywood movie fully filmed in Finland. And who knows, if Director David Fincher's visit to Sara Hildén exhibition would pave way for the next Hollywood production in the city.
In addition to arts and movies, world-class artists and bands such as Eric Clapton, Johnny Depp, Queen, Steve Vai, 50 Cent, Sting and Robbie Williams have all recently made their way to Tampere. Not least due to Nokia Arena, Europe’s leading and award-winning multipurpose venue designed by American architect Daniel Libeskind. Since its opening in late 2021, Nokia Arena has quickly become a mainstay of culture, sports and entertainment in Nordic countries.
And whenever a breather is needed from the beauty of all culture and entertainment, the amazing public saunas of the Sauna Capital of the World will calm your soul, mind, and body for new adventures in Tampere, a city of world-class culture!
Expats in Tampere
Number one city for internationals in Finland
Most wanted city in Finland for business and living. Tampere is a regular winner in annual researches looking for Finland's most wanted city for business and living.
Most loved tourism city in Finland. A special, laid-back Tampere atmosphere keeps attracting tourists to visit the Sauna Capital of the World and its major events, museums, theatres and sports.
Number one student city in Finland. Versatile education opportunities, unbeatable living environment, and active student societies have made Tampere Finland's most popular city for students.
International news from city of Tampere
City invests in Tampere chip programme20.9.2023 | News item
International Gender Equality Prize will be awarded this December in Tampere ‒ Zarifa Ghafari, Alexander Stubb and Krista Kosonen join the Prize Jury7.9.2023 | News item
Operation Pirkanmaa organizes an international seminar in Estonia with Tartu 2024 - The focus is on the role of culture in regional development5.9.2023 | News item
Illuminations and flagging in Tampere on Ukraine's National Day 24 August23.8.2023 | News item
The Postcards from Ukraine photo exhibition arriving at Tampere reveals the destruction the Russian war has inflicted on Ukrainian culture23.8.2023 | News item
Tampere is a city for all – show your support against racism and discrimination with your picture21.8.2023 | News item
Tampere inside and outside
Tampere is one of the European Commission's 100 European Climate-neutral and Smart Cities, and aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. City of Tampere has signed several international declarations and commitments, which promote sustainable climate policies. Tampere's climate actions have been compiled into a Carbon Neutral Tampere 2030 roadmap, which includes 236 actions under six themes: urban planning, mobility, construction, energy, consumption and nature.