Harjumaa Travel Guide

  • Tallinn
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    View over the old town
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    Tallinn Old Town from Upper Town
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  • Old Town

    Tallinn Things to Do

    Vanalinn, or Old Town, in Tallinn is a charming jumble of cobblestone streets, shops, cafes, a castle and some impressive buildings and churches all encapsulated in an area not far from the shores of the Gulf of Finland. The most impressive feature of Old Town, Tallinn, is the fact that it is so well preserved. At least 80% of the original stone...

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    Tallinn Hotels

    The Radisson Blu Tallinn is one of the new and modern hotels in Tallinn. It is right in the city...

  • Olde Hansa

    Tallinn Restaurants

    I think "Olde Hansa" is one of the most unique restaurants I've had the pleasure of seeing. I could not help but peek inside to see for myself though we did not eat here -- the dishes were a little more rustic and filled with game than I knew I would enjoy. The building it is housed in was originally the home of a wealthy merchant. The twist is, it...



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  • Pakri Windmill Park

    Paldiski Things to Do

    Few km from Paldiski towards the top of Pakri peninsula You can see Windmills. This is our green energy - with middle wind this windmills produce electricity more than paldiski town needs. Towers are 80 meters tall. It´s interesting to walk between them if they are working. Huge shadows of windmill wings run very fast accross the landscape.

  • Train

    Paldiski Transportation

    There is good train connection between Tallinn and Paldiski. Therefor this is perfect daytrip with picnic destination from Tallinn. It takes approx. 1h15min to Paldiski.

  • Sights of the Paldiski

    Paldiski Things to Do

    The Russian navy searched the whole coastline to find a suitable site, and chose Paldiski as the location of its future port facilities. During Soviet times a naval base and training centre for atomic submarine personnel were situated here. (You can still take a look at the training centre, which is called the ‘Pentagon’ by Estonians.)PS! I was...



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  • Keila-Joa Castle and Park

    Keila-Joa Things to Do

    Keila-Joa manor was built in early 19th century by Alexander von Benckendorff, who was head of the police in Russia during the era of Russian Emperor Nikolai I. Later the Volkonsky family became the owners. Relatives of the family fought against Napoleon, and one, Pjotr Volkonsky, was the prototype for Andrei Bolkonsky in the book “War and Peace”...

  • Car break ins

    Keila-Joa Warnings and Dangers

    The first year that I traveled to Keila we left a purse in the auto and when we returned less than an hour later the side window was smashed in and the purse was gone. When we filed a police report they told us that it was very common for that to happen there, but OF COURSE they are too busy to do anything about it. So I reccomend two things while...

  • Keila-Joa Waterfall

    Keila-Joa Tourist Traps

    Usually, all tourists go to visit just a waterfall. They leave car to very expensive parking lot. But You can visit more than just a waterfall.. Visti the brand new energy station near waterfall. At this time, when I write this notice, energy station was renovated, but will be ready at the beginning of 2005. Walk towards the sea, nice park and if...



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  • Canoe trip on Soodla river

    Aegviidu Things to Do

    Soodla river is good to go for canoe trip - river banks are covered with Alnus glutinosa - this is tree what is not tasty to beavers who are usually building dams or just chop down trees onto river. Soodla is not wide and fast, it´s slow and narrow and very curvy. You can select different starting points, we started our trip for example from...

  • Kõrvemaa - You need a good map

    Aegviidu Transportation

    Yo need a good hiking map of Kõrvemaa, car route atlases are useless. Check the link above to look area map, or visit local tourism information for asking Kõrvemaa maps.Sport-hiking map is here: http://www.arvutid.ee/tarmo/eol/cgi/kaart/2003034.gif

  • Freight trains

    Aegviidu Favorites

    Despite the tranquility in Aegviidu, extremely long freight trains are a common site rumbling through Aegviidu station en route to or from Russia with oil or grain cargos.The locomotive in my photo may look familiar to Americans -- Estonia bought a quantity of these GE diesels second-hand from the USA in 2002.


Aegna Saar

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  • Ferry bout

    Aegna Saar Transportation

    Regular boat transport only in summer.Information for summer 200623. June - 31. August 2006Everyday (except Tuesday) from Tallinn (Pirita river port) to Aegna 8:45, 12.30 and 19.00. From Aegna to Tallinn 10:00, 13:45 and 20:00.01.-24. September 2006Working days (except Tuesday) two trips and weekends three trips.Return ticket 75EEK.

  • Ship to Island

    Aegna Saar Transportation

    From Linnahall (City hall) harbor the ship visits Aegna several times a day (excl. tuesday). Ticket 75 EEK, Tallinn-Aegna 45 min. Ship goes to island until sept 12, 2004.

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  • One and only restaurant - sometimes good

    Naissaar Restaurants

    I have different experiences with local restaurant. The only place to eat is Nature Reserve centre, few hundred meters from harbour. But it´s not open always. And sometimes You get good meal, sometimes bad or nothing. I remember fish was good. Cafe was bad and small. Fish plate.

  • ship cruises to island Naissaar

    Naissaar Transportation

    Regular ship cruises to island Naissaar (also Terra Feminarum) provides passenger (up to 190) ship MONICA.All departures from Tallinn Old City Port (not from Pirita anymore !)www.tallinn-cruises.com/locationCruises schedule (Thr-Fri-Sat-Sun at 10:00) from may to Septemberwww.tallinn-cruises.com/scheduleMore information about mysterious island...

  • car or train?

    Naissaar Transportation

    There is possibility to go by old open vechicles to discover the island or by narrow-rail train (what may not work always). Both of them have to be arranged before, calling to nature reserve center.


Suur-Pakri Saar

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    by kylamees Updated Aug 14, 2003

    It´s OK to take one or two day trip around the Pakri Islands by sea-kayaks. There are two islands -- Suur- pakri and Väike Pakri near te Paldiski town. If You start from Pedase or Kurkse on mainland it´s 6-7 km to islands. get around 1 day or two. The providers of sea-kayaking in Estonia are www.seikleja.com, www.retked.ee, www.adventuur.ee etc.

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Prangli Saar

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    Our GPS track.

    by kylamees Written Jun 14, 2005

    It´s a small island, but there are several things You can find there (I describe things we done):
    1. kelnase harbor - old fisherman boats, strange metal things collected from island, harbor houses and a guesthouse (seems closed or abandoned).
    2. Must Luuk, local bar and I suppose it´s the only bar on island. Coffe about 0,3 euros. Open when public arrives.
    3. Local shop. Prices are reasonable, selection not so wide than on mainland, but You can find anything necessary to survive some vacation days on island.
    4. Lääneotsa village. This is the church village. On cemetery You can find many swedish names - population was originally swedish.
    5. Old airplane motor on the woods (we didn´t found).
    6. Huge stones at Prangli landscape protection area.
    7. Steel tower (same area).
    8. Old soviet time military house (same area, private territory).
    9. "Eestirand" monumental.
    10. Land gas discovering places. svitch jour jack and natural gas start to burn from pipes going out the land - some times ago russian explorers tried t find uranium here but found land gas sources and abandoned the pipes.

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See all 1 Kiiu Tips
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    Tiny doorway to tiny tower

    by leics Written Jul 21, 2008

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    Tiny castle, good coffee, local liqueur shots at 20 EEK.

    Well-restored and remarkably atmospheric, given that its main function is as a cafe.

    A little place well worth stopping to see, even if you don't want a coffee. Easy to get to from the N20 main road.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

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    by kylamees Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    This is historic Keila landmark - place between the river branches, where old castle was built and manor house later. You can find ruins partly renovated now. And newer manor house including Harjumaa County Museum inside.

    Keila town, people can lead You to the place but You can reach eila river park Your own:

    1. Backbacker: reach Keila town hitch-hiking from Tallinn to P?rnu direction, turn right on Kanama crossing (Keila direction). Face towards Keila church - the Keila river park is left, cross the railroad near the river, and Tou are almost there. Try to find the Museum, ruins are right beside the museum house.

    2. As a tourist - find out local travel agencies making trips to Harjumaa West part: Keila, Paldiski, Laulasmaa (great new Spa), Kloogaranna, Padise are the most important points. This travels include visit to keila also.

    3. Travelling Your own - rent a car, use railway or regular bus to reach keila town. By car: out the Tallinn by P?rnu direction, after 10 km on Kanama crossing turn right, Keila and Saue direction. After 10-12 km You are on Keila town. Buses: use lines N?va-Haapsalu (just Haapsalu is not going to Keila), Paldiski or Keila.

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    Main staircase 2 more images

    by Kathrin_E Updated Oct 2, 2009

    If you are touring Lahemaa National Park and pass by, stop and see the place. The manor is located on the western border of the park, not far from the Tallinn-Narva highway.

    A visit to Kolga can be done in 15 minutes. Walk the grounds and try to imagine the buildings with fresh plaster and paint.

    The entrance hall of the manor can be entered. The remains of stucco and paint and the staircase give, again if you use your imagination, an idea of its past glory and beauty. The upper floors cannot be accessed, the staircase is blocked with a wooden wall.

    The history of Kolga, once the largest estate in the whole of Estonia, is explained on www.manor.ee

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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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