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In the summer Merekalda Guesthouse offers to the active tourist:

  • bicycle - 10€ per day
  • boat - 5€ per hour

 

Käsmu captains’ village


The earliest written records of a village in Käsmu date from 1453. It was home to a maritime school, and virtually every family had its captain or coxswain. That is why Käsmu was known as the “captains’ village”.

Today it is popular place for summer holidays and hosting events. You can rest and relax here strolling along the beach, exploring the natural beauty of the area on its hiking trails, enjoying the events put on here and visiting the Käsmu maritime museum.

 


Käsmu hiking and cycling track

The Käsmu hiking and cycling track is situated in Lahemaa National Park and is 14 km long. It starts by the local chapel and ends in the car park at the other end of the village. It does a circuit of the peninsula and is designed for those who love to spend a good deal of time in the natural environment.
 


Käsmu's field of boulders

Hidden away amongst the trees towards one end of the village of Käsmu is Estonia's biggest field of boulders: massive stones, the biggest standing 4.8 metres high and measuring 14.7 metres around (and known as 'The Hermit').

The boulders were deposited here as the Finnish and Swedish continental ice shelf retreated around 10,000 years ago. Käsmu boasts the largest concentration of stones and boulders of any place in Estonia.

 


 


 

Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum

Palmse Manor is one of the grandest baroque mansions in Estonia. The mansion and open-air museum were the first fully restored manor complex in the country. They are surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of Lahemaa National Park and provide an overview of Estonian manor life and architecture throughout the ages. The open-air museum boasts parks, gardens and historical buildings and features exhibitions, workshops, a training centre, a Palm House, a wine cellar, a romantic café and a tavern serving national dishes.

You can take part in different events at the manor that are designed for children, history enthusiasts, adventurers and romantics The manor is a popular venue for exhibitions, plays and concerts and the perfect location for training events, conferences, weddings and receptionsThe mansion and open-air museum were the first fully restored manor complex in the country. They are surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of Lahemaa National Park and provide an overview of Estonian manor life and architecture throughout the ages.

The open-air museum boasts parks, gardens and historical buildings and features exhibitions, workshops, a training centre, a Palm House, a wine cellar, a romantic café and a tavern serving national dishes. You can take part in different events at the manor that are designed for children, history enthusiasts, adventurers and romantics The manor is a popular venue for exhibitions, plays and concerts and the perfect location for training events, conferences, weddings and receptions.

 


Vihula manor

The first written record of Vihula manor in Lahemaa National Park dates back to 1501. At the time it belonged to the Danish baron Hans von Lode. The manor was damaged by fire during the Great Northern War, after which it was purchased by the Wekebros, who bequeathed it to their daughter's family, the von Helffreichs. In 1810 it was purchased in turn by Alexander von Schubert.
The manor you see today at Vihula was built during the era of the von Schuberts, between 1820 and 1880. It has since been fully restored and renovated, and now houses a fine restaurant and luxury spa hotel. It hosts concerts, conferences, weddings and other receptions. Visitors are welcome to wander the grounds and admire the views of the manor


Sagadi Manor


Manor complex is located in Lahemaa National Park. The history of manor dates back for 500 years.For the time being Sagadi has become the centre of tourism and natural and cultural education.

The complex is extraordinary for its unity: lots of outbuildings with repaired roads, parkways, park and ponds. The complex was restored by forestry system and even at this point it is being managed by foresters, more precisely by RMK. In Sagadi forest centre You can visit forest and manor museum, nature school, hotel and restaurant.
 


Viinistu Art Museum

In the little coastal village Viinistu you can visit Art Museum founded in an old cold store of fish. Viinistu Art Museum displays works of hundreds of Estonian artists throughout times. Exhibitions alternating each month in galleries converted from water tanks attract people. Concerts of different performers are also organised in the museum.

 
 


Altja fishing village

Altja was first mentioned in written records in 1465 and is a typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street.

The Uustalu and Toomarahva farms at Altja are typical coastal farms and have been restored by Lahemaa National Park. On the point at Altja you can see the fishing net sheds which were reconstructed on the basis of old photographs and the memories of the villagers. The village also has its own swing and tavern, where you can try local dishes.

 


Viru Bog

Viru Bog study trail is 1 km off the Tallinn-Narva highway on the road leading to Loksa. The 3.5 km trail starts at the car park on the Loksa road and ends at the car park on the Kemba road. The shortest walk along the trail (ca 1 km) is from the Loksa road car park to the viewing tower and back again. The bog is a perfect example of this typical Estonian land formation and its flora.

 


Rakvere Castle

The castle offers many exciting activities for both children and grown-ups!You can try your hand at shooting a bow or a crossbow, sword fight and pike battle, forging, pottery, minting your own castle coins, and many other things. There's an exposition of the castle's history, historical weapons, and a torture chamber.

You can taste medieval wines in the castle cellar The castle has a cannon - a Swedish field cannon that shoots with black powder. The castle is home to Schenkenberg's Pub offering meals made after medieval recipes. The Red Lanterns Street, a medieval brothel, and a barber's shop were opened in 2009.