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Things To See in Estonia

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Medieval history and manors

Tallinn’s Old Town is Europe’s most preserved and well-protected medieval city and Estonia’s top tourist destination. Its unique significance stems from its well-preserved (intact) medieval atmosphere and structure, which has been lost in other northern European cities. The Old Town has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997.

Estonia boasts a unique and rich mix of historic monuments as a result of being under the authority of Scandinavian monarchs, the Russian empire, and the Teutonic Knights. From the 13th century forward, Estonians constructed over a thousand manors. Some of the manors have died or fallen into ruins, but many have been rebuilt and are popular tourist attractions. Around 200 manor homes are protected as architectural monuments by the state, with another 100 in use.

Islands and coastline

There are approximately 1500 islands in Estonia. With their remoter rustic vibe, the environment is basically unspoiled and provides quite a distinct beach experience. In the summer, the majority of the public beaches are sandy, with an average water temperature of 18°C. Inland waters and the waters of certain small bays are much warmer.

Saaremaa, the biggest island, has an undamaged and well-restored medieval castle at Kuressaare, its only city. Saaremaa is known for its stone walls, thatched roofs, functioning windmills, and home-brewed beer. Hiiumaa, on the other hand, is famous for its lighthouses, unspoiled environment, the Hill of Crosses, and the people’ sense of humour. Both islands have airports and are easily accessible from Tallinn.

Kihnu, Ruhnu (with its “singing sand” beach), Muhu, and Vormsi are other significant islands, each with its own distinct features. The majority of the other small Estonian islands have little cultural importance, although they may be attractive for bird viewing, canoeing, sailing, or fishing, among other activities.

Pärnu, Estonia’s summer capital, is the major attraction in July and August. The coastline offers several undeveloped beaches, and a trip from Narva-Jesuu (in the east) to Tallinn is a wonderful way to see them all. Toila, Vsu, Käsmu, and Kaberneeme are just a few of the well-known locations.

How To Travel To Estonia

By planeTallinn serves as Estonia's primary international gateway. Aside from direct daily flights to/from all main Scandinavian (Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo) and Baltic cities (Riga and Vilnius), there are direct flights from all major European hubs such as London, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, and Amsterdam, as well as regional hubs...

How To Travel Around Estonia

Because the local Eastern European style driving culture may be hazardous for the untrained, it is recommended to walk, bike, or use public transportation in Estonia.By busEstonia has a well-developed bus system that runs across the nation. A direct bus from Tallinn may take you to almost any place....

Visa & Passport Requirements for Estonia

The Schengen Agreement includes Estonia.Between nations that have signed and implemented the pact, there are usually no border restrictions. This covers the majority of the European Union as well as a few additional nations.Before boarding foreign planes or vessels, identification checks are typically performed. At land boundaries, there are...

Destinations in Estonia

Regions in EstoniaThe country of Estonia is split into 15 counties (or maakonnad, singular - maakond). In this guide, we utilize four different areas to highlight Estonia's unique features. Because Estonia is a tiny country, most places can be visited in a few hours from Tallinn.North EstoniaWith almost a...

Accommodation & Hotels in Estonia

Following the restoration of Estonian independence, the number of hotels has grown from a few to tens of thousands. Tallinn was top among Baltic Sea cities in terms of hotel overnight stays in 2004, although it was still behind Stockholm and Helsinki in terms of overall overnight stays.Following the...

Things To Do in Estonia

Film festivalsTallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF). November/December. The festival includes a feature film festival as well as animation, student film, and children/youth film sub-festivals.Music festivalsTallinn Music Week, Tallinn. Spring. Showcase festival with the goal of showcasing the finest and most remarkable Estonian artists over two nights in Tallinn's most dynamic live venues, as...

Food & Drinks in Estonia

Food in EstoniaEstonian cuisine is strongly influenced by German and Nordic cuisine. Verivorst, or black pudding, is the closest thing to a national meal, and it's paired with mulgikapsad, or sauerkraut stew.Many foods, such as hapukoor (smetana in Russian), a sour 20 percent-fat milk dressing for salads, particularly "kartulisalat"...

Money & Shopping in Estonia

CurrencyThe Estonian currency is the euro. It is one of many European nations that utilize the Euro. All euro banknotes and coins are legal tender across the EU.One euro is made up of 100 cents.The euro's official sign is €, and its ISO code is EUR. The cent does...

Festivals & Holidays in Estonia

HolidaysNational holiday : Independence Day, February 24th; on this day in 1918, the United States declared independence from Soviet Russia (20 August 1991 was the date of re-independence from the Soviet Union). The president hosts a big gala on February 24th for famous and significant members of society as well...

Traditions & Customs in Estonia

When meeting a stranger, Estonians in general are surprisingly reticent to begin with. They don't speak much in the way of social pleasantries or small chat; they just say what's appropriate. Once you've broken the ice, you'll find them to be open and honest.Estonians maintain a physical distance from...

Internet & Communications in Estonia

InternetTallinn and Tartu have extensive access to wireless, free internet.On the open road, you will often come across gas stations that also provide wireless internet connection.If you do not own a laptop, public libraries have free computers.The number of internet cafés is decreasing, although many are open nearly all...

Language & Phrasebook in Estonia

Estonian is the official language, which is linguistically extremely similar to Finnish and therefore unconnected to other neighboring languages including English. Many individuals in cities (particularly young ones) are fluent in English. According to a Eurobarometer survey conducted in 2005, 66% of Estonians can speak some Russian; nevertheless, fewer...

Culture Of Estonia

Estonian culture combines indigenous roots, as shown by the Estonian language and the sauna, with mainstream Nordic and European cultural elements. Estonian culture has been affected by the traditions of the surrounding area's diverse Finnic, Baltic, Slavic, and Germanic peoples, as well as cultural changes in the previous dominating...

History Of Estonia

PrehistoryWhen the ice from the previous glacial period receded, human habitation in Estonia became conceivable 13,000 to 11,000 years ago. The Pulli village, located on the banks of the river Pärnu near the town of Sindi in south-western Estonia, is the country's earliest known habitation. It was settled about...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Estonia

Stay Safe in ArmeniaFollowing the introduction of democratic freedoms in 1991-1994, the reported crime rate rose significantly. This is due, in large part, to the fact that crime was a taboo topic before to 1991, since Soviet propaganda sought to demonstrate how safe and generally wonderful it was. The...

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