Finland 100 party at Tampere Central Square. Photo: Laura Vanzo/Visit Tampere

Towards the European Capital of Culture

Tampere and the Tampere Region are applying to become the European Capital of Culture 2026, in order to promote what is most important to us: The people. We want to permanently enhance the quality of life and equality of our residents and use culture as our engine for change.

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Yle: Finnish candidates compete for the title of Capital of Culture in different ways

The most attractive city in Finland? Of course it’s Tampere!

Our address changed: TampereRegion2026 is now Tampere26

International market

Projects worth 500 000 euros support Tampere European Capital of Culture bid

Sorsapuisto park

Our new leaflet “Towards the European Capital of Culture” has been published!

Tampere and the Tampere Region are together applying to become the European Capital of Culture in 2026 and we want YOU to join!

Culture means connections between people. In our daily lives, we can all be part of the Capital of Culture project – because the community is us. It is time to share our culture, art, industrial history, and natural and environmental values.

Change is up to all of us

Inform, discuss, comment — be part of our journey!

@tampere26 #tampere26

Tips for visiting Tampere and the Tampere Region

Restaurant recommendations, activities, events … You can find these and many other tips for the Tampere Region on the Visit Tampere website.


Buildings along the Tammerkoski rapids. Photo: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere

Exploring Tampere

Going the Distance for Cheap Alcohol

Victories in Ice Hockey and Zamboni Driving

Robots, and Bunnies, and Snow, Oh My!

Jumping Headfirst into Nearly Freezing Water

Thank you, all our great supporters!

Find out what our international supporters have to say about Tampere.

Read all the support messages from our partners around the world

On a journey with us