Sights and places to see in Korsnäs
Korsnäs Church, by C.L Engel built in the 1830s, has predecessors probably from the Middle Ages. Built in neoclassical style the church is quite spacious with a light colour setting. Its harmonious atmosphere is enhanced by high windows in all four quarters. The altar and altarpainting are placed in the middle of the church room, an exceptional space solution. The high cupola ensures excellent acoustics and concerts are sometimes arranged in the church.
|Korsnäs local museum in the old hired-hands cottage is the oldest museum in the community. The largest room is a traditional farm interior with an open fireplace, handpainted wall papers, two-storey beds and longbenches along the walls. In the textile room you find the real treasures of the museum: several colourful Korsnäs sweaters (Korsnäs-tröjan) of older and more recent dates. A rich variety of other traditional Korsnäs textiles are exhibited and during summer demonstrations of Korsnäs sweater knitting and crocheting are arranged. Storytelling by open fire and handicraft days for children are examples of the varied activities.|
|The Personage Museum which opened in 1982 is housed in the old parsonage of Korsnäs, built in the 1830s and later enlarged. The atmospheric interiors of the museum reflect a parsonage home from the time around 1900. In the big drawing room, wallpapered with the "Korsnäs-wallpaper" in the new print from old originals, weddings and christenings but also concerts and readings can be arranged, thus the old parsonage really is a living museum. The other rooms are also decorated according to period: furniture and memorabilia often donated by parsons' families linked to Korsnäs. In summertime special exhibitions are on show. The verdant park around the parsonage is also worth looking at, with its planted traditional roses and herbs. A nature path invites you to a refreshing stroll through the museum grounds.|
On the highest point of Harrström lies Kvarnbacken (the Mill Hill) with its two old wind-mills. The big mill built in the 1840s stands in its original place and is one of the biggest of its kind in the country. The smaller mill was built late in the 19th century. Both mills are still in usable condition and on summer feasts you can experience the wooden windmills working, even from inside. A number of other traditional buildings have been moved to the Mill Hill, for instance a loft and a smokesauna. Visit also the old fishing harbour in the village, in former days full of bustling life Boat-houses of varying age surround the 200 meter long natural harbour bay. The nearby Fiskartorpet, Fisher's Cottage, shows the living conditions of a fisherman's family around the turn of the previous century.
Korsnäs Wind Park
Today is it possible to get electricity from the wind. On Bredskär is Finland's first wind park located. There are four wind power stations, as produce 1600 MWh annually. The energy is enough to warm up about 100 houses.
Other villages in the municipality
Molpe is the northernmost village, before a fishing village. Take a swim on the beach or visit the blue Muminhuset next to the school.
Korsbäck is a small village, but in summertime summer feasts are arranged with various activities of old times, mowing hay, harvesting or fixing a shingle roof or enjoying a traditional open air dance.
Bjurbäck, between Korsbäck and Taklax, is today a growing village. On your way to Taklax you can see many old barnes from the old days.
Taklax has a tradition of annual cabaret shows, which lift the spirits of wintertime. Deep in the woods interesting archeological remains have been discovered. If you drive to the edge of the village you come to the shore of the big and tranquil Hinjärv lake.