Parnu Travel Guide

  • Close to Midnight, Parnu Beach
    Close to Midnight, Parnu Beach
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    The Almshouse, Parnu
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  • Lydia Koidula Monument, Parnu
    Lydia Koidula Monument, Parnu
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Parnu Things to Do

  • The Almshouse

    Originally built in the 13th century, it was converted into an Almshouse (a hospital and workhouse for the poor) in 1658. Today it is a hotel and restaurant, which might sound sad, but at least it means the place is very well looked after, unlike its sorry neighbour, the older Red Tower.

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  • Lydia Koidula Monument

    Lydia Koidula's father, Johann Voldemar Jannsen, wrote the words to the Estonian national anthem. His daughter went one step further, penning the first play in the Estonian language - a part of the Estonian National Awakening. Koidula lived until 1886, and they built a monument to her here in 1929, during Estonia's first brief flowering of...

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  • Vallikäär

    Outside Tallinn gate are the former ramparts, now turned into a small lake and park. There are often concerts held in the amphitheater.

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  • Tallinn Gate

    This pink city gate is the last remnant of the Swedish built fortifications dating from the 17th century. It was originally named after the Swedish king, Carl Gustav, and the uncredited architect is believed to be Erik Dahlberg, the man responsible for similar gates in Riga and Narva.

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  • Church of St. Catherine

    Like it's older sister, St Elizabeth, the baroque church of St. Catherine was built at the behest of another Russian Empress, Catherine the Great. She visited Parnu early into her new reign, in 1764, and probably wanted to impress, so built a church even more impressive than Elizabeth's.

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  • Town Hall

    The Classical buildings that make up the town hall were originally the home of a rich local merchant, a man influential enough to host Alexander I when he visited the town. When the merchant died, the buildings fell into the hands of the authorities, finally being inaugurated as the city's town hall in 1839.

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Parnu Hotels

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  • Villa Ammende Parnu

    The building that houses the hotel is a valuable architectural and a historical landmark in Parnu....

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  • Tervis Spa

    Very big spahotel offering treatments and relaxtions. Our room was suite but it wasn't any...

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  • Inge Villa

    The owner, Peter, was the perfect host. Every little detail was taken care of. Everything from a...

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Parnu Restaurants

  • Best Pizza in Parnu

    Having not eaten pizza elsewhere in Parnu I can't vouch for that title personally, but every Estonian I talked to, and everyone in Parnu agreed, that Steffani was the best place to eat pizza for miles around. It was certainly good, and the restaurant is very, very popular. Even at 6pm on a Tuesday evening in the shoulder season, it was packed....

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  • Tex Mex and strawberry Margeritas

    You can in the summer sit outside as well as inside in this restaurant. Friendly and serviceminded staff...we did have two small children (2 and 4 years old) with us, and for them there are a special (and cheap) childrens menu also they do get pens and paper to have fun with when the menues arrives.....highly appriciated from the chidren.Also...

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  • Viva Hungary!

    Lahke Madjar is a Hungarian restaurant situated in Pärnu's centre. The food is very good and tastes really Hungarian (I went there with a girl with Hungarian ancestors, and she confirmed this!). Prices are above average. the goulash soup was superb - spicy (which is rare in Estonia) and with the right ingredients

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  • Good Taste

    A kind of Indian, Chinese, and other Asian cuisine restaurnat .Head cooker from Nepal, He was very kindness and more quantity food serv.. Chicken Kebap.

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  • Lahke Madjaer

    For dinner the choice this time was for a Hungarian style restaurant, Lahke Madjaer. It was good and very friendly service.

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  • Bravo

    Bravo is one new trendy and cosy coffee bar, it is original and unique designed in furniture and colours.

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Parnu Nightlife

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  • Lively tavern.

    For some great entertainment with some live music you cannot miss having a beer at Kurrsaali Tavern www.kuur.ee for more details.Club Tallinn the nightclub is also great for summer. www.clubtallinn.eeRanna Cafe on the beach is a fab place to relax whilst having a drink. casual

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  • clubbing

    This was an unexpected find in Parnu, Estonia. we were there for the Summer Arts shin dig, and i happened to stubble across this club. we were there from thursday to the following saturday, so i was able to play there 2 fridays in a row. it was great both nites. they both had music playing inside adn a outside stage with the sea as a backdrop......

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Parnu Transportation

  • Intercity Bus

    There are regular buses to and from Tallinn and Riga (both just over 2 hours) from the very central Parnu bus centre, as well as other major Estonian cities like Tartu. Coming from Tallinn is easy - just buy a ticket from the driver, ticket booth at Tallinn bus station or online. From Parnu you can only buy tickets usually from the driver, and if...

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  • Train

    There are only 2 trains a day from Tallinn, one in the very early morning and one in the evening. The station, perhaps better described as a piece of bulldozed ground, is about 5 kilometers from Parnu's town centre, and so probably isn't worth bothering with when buses are more regular.

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  • Via Baltica

    Yep, that is how it called, this road that is passing here via Pärnu go all the way south to Poland and Berlin. It has become a major route connection between Finland and mainland Europe.

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Parnu Shopping

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  • Central Shopping Centre

    Very close to the centre of town, in two buildings near the river, you'll find the best in central Parnu shopping. You can find pretty much everything you could want here in shiny modern shops, and the shops stay open late - some until 10pm.

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  • Books

    The Apollo book store is in the middle of the pedestrian streets, it has also some books selection in English just in case you feel like having one.

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Parnu Local Customs

  • Tourist information

    Tourist info - www.parnu.ee can be located on the main street of Parnu village.Internet - Central Library

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  • General information

    General Info. distances from cities. Tallinn - 130km Riga - 189km Vilnius- 490km Helsinki - 210km Population - 43,436 75% - Estonians 14% - Russians.

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Parnu Warnings and Dangers

  • Pretty Safe

    It's a small town, and it felt safe, but there was a bit of an edge to it for such a small place. I guess it's that seediness that beach towns sometimes attract. Nothing major. There was the old pharmacist tut-tutting at the scruffy kid buying plastic cups for his drug addiction. There were the two ancient drunks stumbling out of the street leading...

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  • parnu...pretty safe

    Actually, i didn't feel threatened at all in Parnu. I walked around by myself and had no problems. Parnu is a restort like town...so there are many sorts of people there...tourists, but it didn't strike me as a typical tourist place where you have to watch out for your purses and pockets. it was nice, that's for sure....being able to enjoy the...

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Parnu Tourist Traps

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    by Gili_S Written Dec 26, 2007

    All the city area has parking restrictions, so be sure you pay your parking fee. However, at night it is free of charge and I could leave my car just in the street corner next to our hostel.

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Parnu Off The Beaten Path

  • Monument to the "Estonia"

    The "Estonia" sank in 1994 in the stormy waters of the Baltic Sea. Only a few people survived this tragedy. Pärnu has a monument dedicated to the victims of the sinking. It is located near the harbour.Budapest8 has a lot of interesting information about the disaster on his page.

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  • Canoeing in Sooma Park

    To be honest I don't remember how to get there, since our host family drove there for us, and pick us up later down the river.The water is very quiet, so no experience needed, you can even stop in the middle and swim if the fishermen don't get too angry ;-)Good relaxing experience.

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  • Pärnu

    Pärnu is a small city by the Baltic Sea and it is a great place to spend a holiday during the summer. There is tourist info in the city centre in the pedestrian street.You can also check the official site that have all the info that you need.www.parnu.ee

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  • Beaches.

    Staying a Ranna Hotel in Parnu on the waterfront and having the onion soup ! Watching the rain fall over the beach.

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  • Tourist Information Center

    Situated by City center. Very friendly staff, and more detail guide, free guide book. One side Elizabeth Church located there. Rüütli 16, 80010 PärnuTel+372 44 73 000Fax+372 44 73 001E- mail : tourism@parnu.infohttp://www.parnu.ee/

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