too can visit Viena! Thanks to the Arhippa Perttunen Foundation,
you too can experience the enchantment of the Kalevala song lands.
You can follow in the footsteps of Elias Lönnrot and other
folklore collectors.You can photograph the same landscapes as did
Finnish photographer I.K. Inha one hundred years ago. Discover the
uniqueness of Karelian wooden architecture. Admire the poetic views,
which threw the Karelianists, late 19th and early 20th century artists,
into states of ecstacy and wonder. Enjoy the silence and experience
the peacefulness of the natural environment. Meet rune singers and
traditional artists who possess skills and knowledge passed down
Europe no longer has many indigenous cultures. In Viena, an indigenous
culture - the one that gave the world Kalevala poetry - still survives.