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13.6.2013 | Culture

TOP 5

TOP 5

LIGHTHOUSES FOLK CULTURE NATURE KURESSAARE CELEBRATES 450 YEARS

01 FOLK CULTURE

Kihnu Island’s culture is a UNESCO world heritage site. Elderly ladies driving motorcycles with sidecars, while wearing traditional folk clothing is a regular sight on Kihnu.

02 NATURE

Estonia’s islands are home to many interesting bird, plant, and animal species. You will find wild boar and deer, majestic eagles, and different types of orchids. Bird watching can be done on every island, all year round, but their migration period is the most spectacular.

03 LIGHTHOUSES

Hiiumaa’s main attraction is the Kõpu lighthouse, built at the beginning of the 16th century. This is one of the world’s oldest working lighthouses. Kihnu, as well as some of the other islands have lighthouses that can be visited by tourists.

04 THATCHED ROOFS AND WINDMILLS

Thatched roof houses can be seen on Estonian islands. Koguva, on the island of Muhu is the best place to see these traditional farmhouses. This village has many thatched roof buildings, including a museum. The windmills in Angla village on Saaremaa, is the best place to see these traditional structures, as there are not many left in other places.

05 KURESSAARE CELEBRATES 450 YEARS

The main attraction of Saaremaa’s capital is the Episcopal Castle. This medieval castle with a moat houses the stage of the summer opera festival. The castle is in excellent condition, and the inside houses a museum that is well worth a visit. The city of Kuressaare celebrates its 450th anniversary this year.

2.8.2017 | Culture

Summer folk

Summer folk

Viru Folk takes place every year at the beginning of August in Käsmu, which is located about 80 km from … Read more

21.7.2017 | Culture

Summer Event Calendar 2017

Summer Event Calendar 2017

July 30.6.-7.7. World Championships for Racing, Tartu 5-8.7 Õllesummer Music Festival, Tallinn 5.-9.7. Haapsalu Old Music Festival, Haapsalu 5.-9.7. Võru … Read more

17.7.2017 | Culture

Summer Gig Guide 2017

Summer Gig Guide 2017

There are many reasons to be excited about the schedule of concerts and performances around Estonia this summer. That’s because … Read more

27.6.2017 | Culture

12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

Over 30,000 singers sing together as one choir on the stage and almost the same number of spectators listen. 10,000 … Read more

17.6.2017 | Culture

KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

Kopli, perhaps the most intriguing municipal district in Tallinn, appears to be at the threshold of important changes. This year … Read more

4.3.2017 | Culture

An Animated History of Times Past

An Animated History of Times Past

National Registry of Cultural Monuments – an almost fossilised teacher talking about something incomprehensible from half a million years ago. … Read more

4.2.2017 | Culture

Otepää, Estonia’s Winter Capital

Otepää, Estonia’s Winter Capital

It’s worth a trip outside of Tallinn to Otepää and its neighbouring village, Pühajärve in the very southeastern corner of … Read more

28.1.2017 | Culture

Estonian Music Awards Capture the Moon and the Stars

Estonian Music Awards Capture the Moon and the Stars

The Estonian Music Awards for 2017 did not present major surprises, but did give some of the cream of the … Read more