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Cafes with dogs

Bakery Cafe Puusti, smelling of cinnamon, cardamom, and coffee, caters to dog customers with their own treats and water bowl. Puusti is located near Sorsapuisto Park, making it easy to stop by during a walk. However, Puusti is worth a visit just for their delicious cinnamon rolls!

The beautiful outdoor trails of Pyynikki attract both two-legged and four-legged walkers. A Tampere classic, Pyynikki Observation Tower and its café serves tasty doughnuts for outdoor enthusiasts, and furry friends are also welcome on the cafe’s outdoor terrace.

Located on Ojakatu, Café Runo warmly welcomes dog friends into the cafe. Runo exudes a European neighborhood café atmosphere and offers self-baked sweet and savory pastries. The café also features rotating art exhibitions and a piano.

Dog-friendly hotels in Tampere

Courtyard by Marriott hotel is dog-friendly and provides a welcome package for furry guests.

Tampere Sokos Hotels, including Torni, Villa, and Ilves, also welcome pets for a hotel getaway. Furry guests receive a welcome package upon arrival, including chew treats, dog waste bags, and information about nearby dog parks and veterinary services.

Scandic hotels City, Station, Koskipuisto, Hämeenpuisto, and Rosendahl welcome dog guests with a welcome package.

Lapland Hotels chain also offers pet-friendly rooms.

Remember to book a pet-friendly room in advance!

Walking trails with a dog in Tampere

There are plenty of good walking trails in Tampere. You can enjoy stunning views while walking on the Pyynikki ridge. Kauppi outdoor trails also offer a variety of options, from small forest paths to bigger trails.

In the charming wooden house area of Pispala, you can admire the scenery and test your fitness level on the famous Pispala stairs.

Other great walking areas include Hatanpää Arboretum, Hervanta’s Suolijärvi, and Ranta-Tampella, which also features a new dog park.

For more information about dog parks in the Tampere area, visit the City of Tampere’s website using this link.

Traveling with pets

Pets travel for free on Tampere’s tram. The carriages have designated dog spaces, but these are primarily intended for guide dogs. Those traveling with dogs can sit in the multipurpose area of the tram, for example.