TIP OF THE DAY: Watch a short documentary by photo artist Sanna Kannisto about the creation of bird photos at the Hanko bird station.

statue of Liberty

Hanko Tourist Office

The Statue of Liberty was erected in 1921 to commemorate the German landing on April 3, 1918. Ab Granit was responsible for the design work and the statue's appearance was designed by sculptor Bertel Nilsson. The Statue of Liberty has been controversial during and after the wars; it was dismantled during the Soviet lease and erected again in 1943. In 1946 the statue was dismantled again, but since 1960 the statue has been as it is now with the text ?For our freedom?.

Hanko Tourist Office

Raatihuoneentori 5, 10900 Hanko

019 2203 411




  • Text: Hanko Museum
  • Photos: Hanko Museum, National Board of Antiquities: History image collection

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