What to See in Estonia

Haapsalu (Estonia)

Narva (Estonia)

This ancient city is located 210 km east of Tallinn on the border with Russia. The waterway along the Narva River was mastered in the times of the Vikings. Since ancient times, it stood on the border between the Catholic West and the Orthodox East. Therefore, Narva was not only a trading city, but also a military outpost on the border, a fortress city.

Narva stands on the left bank of the river of the same name. Until 1944 it was a beautiful medieval city with a historical center, but during World War II Narva suffered a lot. Now only fragments of many buildings remain. Of greatest interest is the Narva Castle. Hermann Castle (as it is also called) was founded by the Danes, who controlled the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland in the 13th century. Since then, the fortress has been repeatedly completed and rebuilt, and today an interesting Historical Museum has been equipped in it. In addition to the city castle in Narva, city fortifications of the 14th-16th centuries, the Baroque Town Hall, the Orthodox Resurrection Cathedral and the complex of buildings of the famous Krenholm manufactory have been preserved.

Narva-Jõesuu (Estonia)

According to HOMEAGERLY, Narva-Jõesuu is a young, actively developing resort on the coast of the Gulf of Finland in the north of the country. It is located north of Narva, in a pine forest. This resort is very popular among foreign tourists.

The local white sand beach stretches for 13 km, the coastal waters are calm here, so they are suitable for families with children. Pine forests on dry sand dunes and fresh sea air create a special healing microclimate in Narva-Jõesuu, which allows you to strengthen the body during the rest. In addition, there is a source of healing mineral water “Auga”.

Ottepaa (Estonia)

The Ottepa resort is located in South Estonia, 42 km from the city of Tartu. Its surroundings have their own unique landscape with many forested hills and lakes. This region is also called “Estonian Switzerland”. The Ottepaa region is suitable for skiing in winter and for relaxing on the lakes in summer.

Ski lovers can choose from 9 local hills with slalom tracks. The slopes are 200 – 300 m high and moderately steep. For more than 10 years Ottepa has been known as the winter sports center of Estonia. In 1934, the first ski jump was built on the Apteekrimägi mountain, the second one is now on the Tehvandi mountain.

Pärnu (Estonia)

The resort of Pärnu is located 130 km south of Tallinn on the western coast of Estonia. The first information about the city dates back to the 11th century. Of the historical sights in Pärnu, the churches of St. Catherine and St. Elizabeth, the City Hall, the Red Tower (the only surviving part of the city wall erected in the 15th century, the Pärnu Museum, the Lydia Koidula Museum and the Chaplin Art Center are interesting. But they don’t go for excursions at all tourists to this sunny city.First of all, this is the most famous Estonian resort and became a member of the Union of European Resorts, and in 2001 in the competition City that meets the requirements of the European Union, became one of the best. There are sandy beaches, restaurants, bars and discos, as well as many health centers. Local balneological centers specialize in cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, diseases of the peripheral nervous system and conduct relaxing and anti-stress programs. Mud applications, therapeutic herbal and mineral baths will help get rid of these ailments.

Haapsalu (Estonia)

Haapsalu is located on the shores of the bay of the same name in western Estonia. It was founded in the 13th century and by the beginning of the 19th century it began to be considered a major balneological resort. In addition to beach recreation and treatment, the resort offers an excursion program – you can admire the picturesque panorama of Haapsalu from the upper platform of the 38-meter watchtower of the episcopal castle, visit the largest one-nave medieval church in the entire Baltic, see the ruins of the old episcopal castle, visit the museum of the episcopal castle and get acquainted with medieval history of the city, see the unique weapons of the 15th-16th centuries.

Since the 18th century, when Peter I first visited these parts, Haapsalu became a favorite vacation spot for members of the Russian imperial house. Now the resort has three mud baths – Laine, Bergfeldt and Fra Mare. For treatment, they use marine sulphide silt mud, which helps with diseases of the musculoskeletal system, postoperative and post-traumatic adhesions and scars, chronic skin diseases and gynecological diseases. Here you will be offered therapeutic exercises, underwater massages, mud and herbal baths and paraffins.

Haapsalu (Estonia)