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"Alexander III, emperor of Russia and Grand Duke of Finland, and his Danish born consort Dagmar, in Russia known under the name Marie Feodorovna, had heard about the good salmon fishing at Langinkoski, so in the summer of 1880 they arrived at Langinkoski to watch the salmon fishing. They also took a liking to the beautiful river scenery and promised to return.

Some years later they did return to Langinkoski. They said that they would like to have a little fishing hut on the banks of the river.

The senate of the Grand Duchy of Finland took measures to have a villa built for the sovereign and his family on the very banks of the Langinkoski rapids. The lodge was designed by architect Magnus Schjerfbeck and the interior decorating was planned by architect Jac. Ahrenberg.

The construction of the lodge was begun in the summer of 1888. The imperial couple were so interested in their summer house in Finland that they came to watch the progress of the project. Along with them came their youngest children, grand duke Michael, 8, and grand duchess Olga, 6. The interior decorating of the lodge was almost totally designed and manufactured in Finland.

The last czar of Imperial Russia, Nikolai II also visited the museum in his youth. Nikolai is considered to be the third richest man in world history.



The Romanov coat of arms



Alexander III on the banks of Langinkoski



The beds of their majesties with the coat of arms of the grand duchy of Finland.



Their Imperial Majesties Alexander III and Marie Feodorovna painted by the Russian artist Nikolai Schilder.



His imperial majesty, Nikolai II by Finnish artist Ilja Repin (1895).

credit: langinkoskimuseo.com
 

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a very bad pic but here's one:



The building was rather modest from the outside although it acted as a summer house for the imperial family.
 

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it looks nice for a summer house.......its nice and ideal if the royal couple wanted to isolate themselves for a few days
 
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