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

We are open until April 30th  on Mondays and Saturdays noon – 4 pm. Other times on request. If you know your arrival time, please inform us and double-check the opening hours beforehand.

Please make a reservation by sending email or call +358 46 582 1060.

Entrance fee & guiding €20 + €8/person (€4 children)

If you are on-site at the door, please ring the doorbell, we might be able to open the door for you. In that case, entrance fee without guiding is €8/person (€4 children).

Summer season 2020 we will be open daily noon – 5 pm.
On Tuesdays, we are closed.
Guided tours 12.30 pm (Finnish)
2.30 pm. (English)

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Entrance fees and guided tours

Guided tours are available during the opening hours of the Town Hall.
General guided tours 12.30 pm (Finnish) and 2.30 pm. (English)
A tour lasts about 30 minutes.

  • Adults €8
  • Children €4 (under 16)
  • Family ticket €20 (1–2 adults + children)
  • Group ticket, 5 persons or more, €4/person
  • Private guided tour on request, €20
  • Free entrance and guiding
    • Finnish Museum Card
    • Press card holders
    • DOCOMOMO International Member Card

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.