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is a manor house in Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is , making it by far the most populous municipality in Finland. Helsinki is...
Finland , officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Around 5.4 million people reside...
, designed by the architect Wilhelm Linsén and build in the mid 19th century. Koivuniemi has been the home of the Finnish writer and historian Zacharias Topelius
Zachris Topelius was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, historian, and rector of the University of Helsinki who wrote novels related to Finnish history in Swedish.-Life and career:...
which after his death returned to the previous owners and is to the present owned by the Lilius
Lilius is a surname and may refer to:* Lilius family* Aloysius Lilius, principal author of the Gregorian Calendar** Lilius , named after him* Franciszek Lilius Lilius is a surname and may refer to:* Lilius family* Aloysius Lilius,(c. 1510 – 1576) principal author of the Gregorian Calendar** Lilius...
Well known guests of Koivuniemi include the poet Carl Snoilsky
Count Carl Johan Gustaf Snoilsky was a Swedish lyric poet, known for his realist poetry.Snoilsky was born in Stockholm. He was educated at the Clara School and Stockholms lyceum and in 1860 became a student at the University of Uppsala. He was trained for diplomacy, which he quit for work at the...
, writer Karl August Tavaststjerna and the social activist Alexandra Gripenberg
Alexandra Gripenberg, also known as Alexandra van Grippenberg, was a Finnish social activist, author, editor, newspaper publisher, and elected politician, and was a leading voice within the movement for women's rights in Finland at the turn of the 20th century...