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Finland's capital Helsinki still remains on the travel map of most European tourists as "Terra Incognita". This is your chance to discover new holiday worlds as Christopher Columbus or Christa Columbus. But you need not be afraid of eternal darkness, freezing cold weather and silent people. Contrary to all clichés, Helsinki presents itself as the Mediterranean metropolis of Scandinavia that comes along with cordial people, maritime charm and a touch of nostalgic melancholy. The latter is no coincidence, because the national music of Finland, which can be heard in Helsinki from many bars and on the streets, is heavily influenced by 20century tango from Argentina. On the other hand, the maritime city presents its classical side through its churches, such as the Temppeliau Kirkko and the gleaming white Helsinki Cathedral, which can best be explored together with the parliament during a city tour. The fact that the Helsinkians are the contrary to the widespread misconception, and actually very cordial, is probably due to the sauna culture. After all, the 1,000 variations of sauna in Helsinki did not only awaken the spirits of the locals, but also invites tourists to a unique experience.