The Säynätsalo Town Hall

The Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of architect Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It enjoys a unique position in the history of modern architecture. The Säynätsalo Town Hall is a building with many functions: municipal administration (until 1993), library, residential spaces, business premises and guest rooms. Aalto designed the town hall as a gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art –  as evidenced by the details and furniture designed especially for the building.

The municipality of Säynätsalo with its Town Hall became part of the city of Jyväskylä in 1993. Because of its architectural importance, the Säynätsalo Town Hall and its inner courtyard were protected by a building preservation order in 1994.

Opening times

Please contact:
tel. +358 40 1971 091

September 1st – September 30th

  • Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
  • Monday noon – 6 pm
  • Wednesday noon – 6 pm
  • Friday noon – 6 pm

October 1st – October 31st

  • Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday noon – 6 pm

On November open on booking beforehand.

December 1st – April 30th 2019

  • Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday noon – 6 pm

Other opening times on request.

Entrance fees and guided tours

Guided tours are available during the opening hours of the Town Hall. A tour lasts about 30 minutes and starts every other hour, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Adults €8
  • Children €4 (under 16)
  • Family ticket €20 (1–2 adults + children)
  • Group ticket, 5 persons or more, €4/person
  • Finnish Museum Card: free entrance and guiding

Bookings and catering

The Säynätsalo Town Hall has spaces available for booking for events. The Boardroom is best suited for meetings of up to 14 persons, and the imposing Council Chamber is ideal for organising seminars, lectures or meetings. The Council Chamber is also the perfect venue for small concerts, weddings, memorial services, christenings and name-giving ceremonies. The Council Chamber has 21 “Council Member’s seats” and an additional 25-30 seats on the sides and in the back of the room.

The Town Hall also has several work spaces suitable for groups.

Let us know your needs and request a quote at info(at)

Bus connections

Buses 16, 16M and 21 run from the centre of Jyväskylä to Säynätsalo every half an hour.

See the journey planner for the route City Centre-Säynätsalo

See the journey planner for the route Säynätsalo-City Centre.