Saksalanharju, an ancient settlement site, is situated in South East
rural Finland between the small cities Mikkeli and Pieksämäki.
Saksalanharju ridge is the crossroads for art and culture.
The authentic landscape, with fields and forests around Saksalanharju
together with the excellent art center, design carpenter, artisans and
farmers, creates good possibilities for an innovative art village that
will be attractive for visitors from Finland and abroad.
Currently art center Saksala ArtRadius is founded on the ridge of
Saksalanharju. The profile of the art center is based on
cooperative art projects, art education and international cultural
The tranquil landscape, with fields and forests around Saksalanharju,
creates good possibilities for maximum concentration on art work,
retreat and nature experiences.
The nature heritage Saksalanharju-kirkonkylä
near lake Kyyvesi is part of the old center of Haukivuori.
The old vicarage and the historic bell tower are monuments of
the past. The main road in kirkonkylä has still an authentic atmosphere.