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 first time in their life at Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere in late 2022 and early 2023 in Thomas Houseago's exhibition WE with Nick Cave and Brad Pitt.
World-class artists and bands such as Eric Clapton, Johnny Depp, Queen, Steve Vai, 50 Cent, and Sting have all recently made their way to Tampere with Robbie Williams following suit in March 2023. Not least due to Nokia Arena, Europe’s leading and award-winning multipurpose venue designed by American architect Daniel Libeskind.
On the other side of the road, classical music superstar Santtu-Matias Rouvali leads the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, who welcomes the likes of Kaija Saariaho and Kirill Gerstein to Tampere this season. Rouvali leaves his position after 10 years in autumn 2023, and will be replaced by Matthew Halls.
Who knows, if before that there will also be another Hollywood movie shot in Tampere, after Riley Stearns’s Dual starring Aaron Paul and Karen Gillan was fully filmed in Tampere in 2020. Director David Fincher's visit to Sara Hildén exhbition will definitely not harm those ambitions.
Welcome to 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 a city of 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
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.