Experience the scenery of Naisvuori
The road that leads to the top of Neitvuori hill goes through the northwestern slope. From the southeast there are steep stone stairs. During the construction of the stairs, the rock wall was quarried in some places. The mica gneiss’ structure and direction of schistosity are clearly discernible in cross-sections of the southeastern side. Schistosity means the direction in which the rock splits into plate-like pieces.
There are different stories about the name of the Naisvuori (the first part, “Nais”, refers to women). One story tells that young women watched the Battle of Porrassalmi from the hill in 1789, while older women climbed the nearby Akkavuori (“Akka” is a nickname for a woman). According to the second story, the women watched the decimation happening in the yard of the Suur-Savo vicarage at the end of the Cudgel War in 1597 from the top of Naisvuori.
Three panels in the sign open up different contents on your mobile device (a series of panels beginning with the title “Discover the hidden treasures of Lake Saimaa”). You need the free Salmi AR app to view the content. Content includes pictures, videos, audio narration, and peepholes. You’ll find information about Suvorov’s time, wartime, and industrialization, and get to see what the area looked like 11,000 years ago and how the ancestors lived. The contents are currently available only in Finnish.
Image: Kaisa-Maria Remes