ESTONIA

Estonia essentials

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Lahemaa national park

Location: Lääne-Viru County

Established in 1971, this idyllic national park is one of the oldest its kind in Estonia and it was the first one in former Soviet Union. South of the park area consists the large Kõrvemaa region covered with mires and forests, where a traveler can spot e.g the wildboar,  lynx or an elk. A bicycle route cuts the park.  Splendid sight for an outdoorsy person.

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AHHAA 4D adventure cinema

Location: Ringtee tänav 75, Tartu

This cinema is a must-see sight for an enthusiast of visions. It affords the real-feeling 4D experience with accelerating and swinging seat and the feeling of blowing wind. The cinema accommodates 15 persons at a time and minimum height required for visiting the cinema is 110 cm. For smaller guests, a toddler’s cinema is available. Luxurious all-family sight in the classic university town of Tartu.

Toompea

Toompea

Location: Tallinn

This limestone hill in the heart of Tallinn is one of the main sights of Estonia and consists a complex of several buildings – medieval Toompea Castle, topped by the 45 meters high Pikk Herrmann tower, the Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, the Lutheran cathedral Toomkirik (also known St Mary’s Cathedral),  The Stenbock House (building of the Governement of Estonia) and The Estonian Knighthood House (since 2009 temporarily used by the Estonian Academy of Arts). Toompea Castle houses the parliament of Estonia and most of the buildings in Toompea date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Beautiful all-family sight right in the urban pulse of Tallinn.

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Emumägi hill

Location: Emumägi, Lääne-Viru County

This beautiful vantage point is part of the Pandivere uplands and truly a pleasure for an outdoorsy person and lover of picturesque nature.

The top of the hill is home to a viewing tower which offers stunning views over the surrounding environment, with the Endla bogs and Alutaguse forests in the distance. In addition to the viewing tower there is also the famous ‘Emumemm’ wooden hut, the ‘house of the rising sun’, and an old cemetery. Camping and picnic sites are included. Free parking.

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Langevoja waterfall

Location: Vaivara, Ida-Viru County. 1 km south of Sillamäe.

This artistic formation of nature consists two tiers in the falls and the canyon, which widens and deepens out below. 300 metres downstream from the waterfall the stream flows into the Sõtke River. By the waterfall  there is a lay-by,  where a traveler can barbecue and have picnics.  Free parking.

Hiiumaa

Hiiumaa island.

Hiiumaa island is idyllic part of the Baltic Sea and maritime Estonia. Island consists the main part of the Hiiumaa County. Its largest town and administrative centre is Kärdla with appr. 3 000 residents. It is very suitable for an outdoorsy person and easily reachable by bicycle, specialy via bicycle path fröm Kärdla to Kõrgessaare village. There is a bicycle rental in Kärdla.

Notable sights are e.g. the Kõpu Lighthouse, Baroque manor of Suuremõisa with surrounding park and the Vana-Kärdla,  wooden Kärdla oldtown.

Road transport from Estonian mainland to Hiiumaa island involves a 90-minute (28 km) ferry crossing from Rohuküla to Heltermaa which is 25 km by road from Kärdla. There are about 10 ferry departures a day. In the summer weekends, getting car space on the ferry usually requires advance booking. There are about 2 scheduled buses a day between Tallinn and Kärdla. In the winter, the island can be reached, conditions permitting, via a 26  km ice road across the frozen Baltic Sea. Hiiumaa is served by Kärdla Airport, with regular flights to Tallinn.

Hirvepark

Hirvepark

Location: Falgi tee 1, Tallinn

Beautiful green oasis middle of Tallinn with 102 growing tree species. The park is considered one of the symbols of the restoration of Estonia’s independence, because here first open rally of Estonia against Soviet regime in 1987. The park is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with Tallinn’s Old Town.

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Tallinn Official Sighseeing Tour

Location: Vene 33, Pirita district, Tallinn

Brisk visitors are welcome to participate to 16 km bike excursion to route consisting Pirita promenade, St. Bridget’s Convent ruins, Song Festival Grounds and Kadriorg Palace and Park. The tour is guided in English and includes bicycle rental, helmet, safety vest, soft drink and raincoats if needed. 50 % discount for Tallinn Card holder

Ticket19.00 €
Child ticket9.50 €
Kalev-Marzipan

Kalev-Marzipan Museum Room

Location: Pikk 16, Tallinn Old Town  

In this cozy museum a visitor can see 200 marzipan figurines and watch Tallinn’s favourite sweet being made, as well as try his own skills in a craft in the workshop. There is also a café and shop.  Very interesting place for an handicraft-aficionado. Tallinn Card holders can collect a small gift at the counter.

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Cromatico

Cromatico sound sculpture

Location: Narva maantee 95, Tallinn

This remarkable artwork consists a concrete square with a lot of openings and different sized chambers. From the outside it resembles the keys of a piano, whilst not looking like that at all. It echoes and reverberates the voices made by a visitor, with the ceiling of every chamber bearing the name of a musical note. It was designed by acoustic artist Lukas Kühne and it is one of the keysights of modern Estonian art. Free of charge.

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