Hollola

Hollola has been the centre of Päijät-Häme for centuries.

Hollola's history as a parish and administrative area dates back almost 800 years in time. In the early 18th century, the greater parish of Hollola covered almost the whole present region of Päijät-Häme. The present municipality of Hollola was officially established in 1865. The municipality of Hämeenkoski became part of Hollola in 2016.

It is known for its medieval church and manors. The different layers of history can be experienced in the vicinity of Hollola Church: the ancient hillfort of Kapatuosia, the medieval church, the 19th-century belfry, the vicarage, the parish granary, the early 20th-cenury municipal hall, and other features.

Events held at Hollola include a local heritage fair, a medieval festival, and the Hollo and Martta international festival of folk dance. According to folk tales, Hollo and Martta were giants who built Hollola Church, and the parish is claimed to have been named after Hollo.

Hämeenkoski was already a central location in prehistoric times, and there was an ancient hillfort at Linnakallio near the present church. The municipality of Koski was founded in 1865, and the parish is already mentioned in sources from 1410. The name Hämeenkoski was adopted in 1995.

The cultural and natural attractions of Hollola can be seen along the Hollola Culture Route, which is presented on the web pages of the municipality of Hollola.

Hollolan kunta - Municipality of Hollola (in English)
Hollolan kulttuuritie - The Hollola Culture Route (in English)

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