• Crusaders

    The Hanko Peninsula and its outer tip, Tulliniemi, form a protected haven, which sides with an old and a well-known sailing route. Vikings used this haven when sailing to the ...
  • Hanseatic League

    After Denmark lost Tallinn to the Germans, Tallinn became a Hansa city. At the same time, the Hansa was becoming a significant player in the Baltic sea traffic. The Hansa ...
  • Fortification of Hanko

    Sweden seized the entire Baltic territory and the northern Baltic Sea as well as the Gulf of Finland in the Treaty of Stolbova (1617) and the Truce of Altmark (1629). ...
  • The Battle of Gangut

    The Battle of Gangut (Russian: Гангутское сражение, Finnish: Riilahden taistelu, Swedish: Slaget vid Rilax or Sjöslaget vid Hangö udd) took place on 27 July during the Great Northern War (1700–21), ...
  • The Myth of Hanko

      The turn of the century marked a new era in the Russo-Swedish relationship. Charles XII (Carl of Sweden) defeated the troops of Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) in the ...
  • The Russian Fort

    Finland became an integrated part of Russia in 1809. The fort of Hanko continued as a Russian garrison, occasionally called the city of Hanko peninsula– “Gangutskij Gorod”. Life continued in ...
  • The Russian Base

    At the close of the Winter War (1939-1940), the Moscow Peace Treaty (13 March 1940) leased Hankoniemi as a naval base to the Soviet Union for 30 years. Finland ceded ...
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