The municipality of Miehikkälä became independent from Virolahti in 1887. In 1946, parts of the areas of Säkkijärvi municipality that remained on the Finnish side were added to the municipality after World War II. These include, for example, the village of Laisniemi. A former wartime bunker line called the Salpa Line runs through Miehikkälä area.
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Miehikkälä's main route is regional road 384, which runs through its centre. Coming from the direction of Helsinki and Kotka, the best way to get to Miehikkälä is along Highway 7 (E18), from where you turn onto the mentioned regional road.
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- Smartphone app (as of 2020): 02 Taksi
- 1 Miehikkälä Church (Miehikkälän kirkko), Muurikkalantie 6. A brick church from 1881.
- 2 Salpa Line Museum (Salpalinjamuseo), Säästöpirtintie 70, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Indoor exposition and an extensive outdoor exposition (guided tour included in the entrance fee, as well as a short film). Cafeteria and a museum store. Fireplace & BBQ grounds behind the museum.
- 3 Miehikkälä Local Museum (Miehikkälän kotiseutumuseo), Keskustie 21.
- Salpa Trail. The Salpa Trail is a 50-km one-way hiking route, which follows a part of the Salpa Line. Along the route there are numerous remains of bunkers, dug-outs and other fortifications and several rest-stops. They are equipped with a compost toilet, compost, a fireplace and a firewood shelter and some of them with a lean-to for an over-night stay. The Salpa Line Museum is part of the route.
- 1 Sale Miehikkälä, Keskustie 3. M–F 07:00–21:00, Sa 08:00–21:00, Su 09:00–21:00. A grocery store.
- 2 Seppälän Lammastila, Peltotie 30, ☏ , email@example.com. A sheep farm where you can buy both lamb meat and wool products. The farm also has on-demand restaurant services. Accommodation also available in the farm's four-room Lampuri Torppa.
- 3 Kyläkauppa (Suur-Miehikkälän kyläkauppa), Suur-Miehikkälän tie 635 (in the Suur-Miehikkälä village). A village store.
- 4 Kirpputori Idän pelto, Keskustie 19, firstname.lastname@example.org. A flea market.
Many places of business may have Wi-Fi for customers (although it's usually called "WLAN"); ask the staff for details.
For free Wi-Fi and internet terminals, check the 1 Miehikkälä Library.