Experience a castle from the Iron Ages
It is about 7 km from Lappeenranta harbour to Kuivaketvele hill fort and about 6.5 km from Taipalsaari town center, so you can even cycle by bike to the destination. At the foot of the hill fort there is a parking area with a Saimaa Geopark sign. Another smaller sign can be found on the railing of the stairs to the hill fort.
A defensive bulwark was built along the hill fort’s gently sloping south side, of which only a 40m-stretch of stone bulwark remains, acting as the foundation for a log structure. Paths lead from the hill fort’s observation deck towards the bulwark, which is around 120m away.
Image: Kaisa-Maria Remes