Cemetery can reveal a great deal of country and its history. Hietaniemi cemetary is not an exception. Oldest graves go back for two hundred years and in that time Finland and Helsinki has gone through all kind of political and economic changes.
The area is quite big and it has a different sections for different time, religion, artists, politics etc. The military section is one of the most interesting. Those who died in time of WW2 are burried here. And of course the finnish war hero Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.
Hietaniemi cemetary is also a very beautifull and peacefull place to relax for a while in between collecting your usual tourist sightseens.