Originally I got this idea when I was in Prague in 2003. I participated in ghost walks there and when I came home I wondered why we don't have same kind of an experience here in Turku.
Because there wasn't any, I had to do it by myself. I went through national archives website and newspapers that have been published in the early 1900s. I researched with keywords: murder, killing, robbery, theft. So the crime stories I tell you, are taken from the actual newspapers. Ghost stories that I share with you are collected from local folklore, some I have heard or read by myself.
The experience takes place in the central part of Turku: Aurajoki, hills of Vartiovuori and Samppalinna. Starts at Turku city library stairs.
Duration of the experience: approximately 2 hours
Roughly 4 km of walking
I can provide this experience in English or Finnish, depending on your preferences.
Join me for this experience! I hope that after hearing my dark stories, you will see our lovely hometown of Turku in a new way, darker way.
Qui est Toni - le/la Doer
My name is Toni, I would like to take you for a walk in Turku, while I
tell you dark stories about crime scenes and ghosts.
This is truly a pleasant experience! It doesn't matter if you're a tourist who's looking for a more interesting city tour or a local who hasn't seen a new side of his/her hometown. Myself I found it really interesting and this is a perfect way to spend Halloween before continuing the festivities in the center!