DALSBRUK – TAALINTEHDAS
The founding and development of Dalsbruk/Taalintehdas village was first and foremost influenced by industrialisation and the iron works industry, spanning over 300 years.
Dalsbruk/Taalintehdas is known to be one of the early Finnish iron works from the 1600’s.
Dalsbruk/Taalintehdas has an exceptionally long historical continuity, as the iron works was founded as early as in 1686 and remained an active steel foundry until 2012.
Many events are held in Dalsbruk/Taalintehdas annually; e.g. in July, the Baltic Jazz -festival and in August, Norpas, an independent culture festival, combining multiple art forms.
Held in June, the Lövö Siltajuouksu/BridgeRun half marathon runs from Dalsbruk/Taalintehdas, over the Lövö bridge to Kasnäs.
The Finnish Heritage Agency has determined the historic industrial village of Dalsbruk/Taalintehdas a nationally important, developed cultural environment.
The iron work’s blast furnace and charcoal ovens have in part been restored in the early 2000’s.
A characteristic of the densely populated area is, that many of its buildings have foundations or are entirely built out of slag, which, formed as a by-product of the smelting process of iron ore, had been cast into bricks.
The Empire style port side storehouses were completed in the 1840’s.