The project “Contemporary Old City” (Karelia ENPI CBC) has produced some tools and sources of information for culture tourists to help them to get started!

Are you interested in cultural holidays across North Karelia, Finland? Today North Karelia invites you to enjoy its rich cultural heritage and provides opportunities for perfect holidays. Annual calendar of events in North Karelia Useful information about history, culture and tourism of North Karelia Walking tour of Joensuu center in your mobile Download iOs version […]


Elaboration of the Strategy for Tourism Development in Petrozavodsk

Tourism has lately been developing actively in the Republic of Karelia. The region is a national leader in terms of tourist appeal. The republic attracts nature-lovers, pursuers of active, ecological, fishing and hunting tourism. The City of Petrozavodsk is the region’s economic centre, where many small- and medium-size enterprises are based. Some 20% of the […]


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City guide “Petrozavodsk. 10 dimensions” has been published

The presentation ceremony of a Russian language tourist guide book about the capital of Karelia titled “Petrozavodsk. 10 dimensions” took place on the 3rd of September 2014 at the City Hall of Petrozavodsk within the international project “Contemporary Old City: Enhancing Cultural Tourism across the Border” (Karelia ENPI CBC Programme). The appearance of the information […]


“Joensuu Culture” and “Contemporary Old City” are now available to download from mobile markets!

  On 1st of July 2014 Karelia University of Applied Sciences launched five new mobile services.  Two applications, “Joensuu Culture” and “Contemporary Old City” have been done within the framework of the project “Contemporary Old City – Enhancing Cultural Tourism across the Border”.   “Joensuu Culture” includes information about the cultural sights located in the […]

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Mobile Guides – a New way to provide travel experiences

World is moving forward towards a more powerful leisure- and entertainment-centred social reality, where economic activity aiming at productization of experiences – so called experience industry – is becoming one of the most significant fields of activity. Being a part of the creative economy, experience industry introduces a totally new concept of productization based on […]


Visual markers to sign and guide to interesting objects in Petrozavodsk

In Petrozavodsk soon there will be installed the markers to sign the most interesting cultural objects. Within implementation of the project «Contemporary old city: enhancing cultural tourism across the border» (The Karelia ENPI CBC Programme) the Center of cultural initiatives conducts work on creation of visual markers to sign the routes to the most interesting […]


My two-month internship in the Contemporary Old City

I study tourism in Karelia University of Applied Sciences, and I did my third-year internship in the “Contemporary Old City: Enhancing cultural tourism across the border” project (Karelia ENPI CBC). I chose to do my internship in the project because I wanted some new experiences and my previous knowledge of working in the project was […]


The summary of international conference “Maps, Apps and Other Tools”

  On March 18th “Contemporary Old City: Enhancing cultural tourism across the border “ project organized international conference on development of cultural tourism “Maps, Apps and Other Tools” in Joensuu, Finland. Conference brought together all in all 80 participants – regional authorities, tourism entrepreneurs, tourism students personnel from education and research organizations, culture organizations and […]


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Exhibitions “The World of Kizhi” and “Koli – Today” are now open to visitors in North Karelia Museum.

The most important tourist attractions of North Karelia and the Republic of Karelia can now be found from the same building! Exhibitions of UNESCO’s world heritage site “Kizhi” and North Karelia’s national landscape “Koli” are open to visitors in North Karelia Museum until the beginning of the June “The World of Kizhi” presents the work […]