Only 100 kilometers away from Helsinki, on the shores of Lake Vesijarvi, you will find Lahti a lively cultural city with much to offer. It is famous for its Sibelius Hall, Symphony Orchestra, City Theatre and varied cultural events. The exhibitions at the Lahti Art Museum and the numerous galleries are always of high standard. The city also offers plenty of recreation possibilities including winter sports, marvelous nature and friendly people. Every year the Lahti Ski Games gather the best Nordic ski athletes and ten thousands of spectators to the Salpausselka ridge. One of the city's most impressive sights is the Church of the Cross, designed by academician Alvar Aalto. The Musical Fountains, on the shore of the Pikku-Vesijarvi Lake, will delight you with an enjoyable symphony of water, colors and lights.