Saaremaa Things to Do

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Saaremaa Things to Do

  • Sorve Lighthouse

    Stright on the tip of Saare Peninsula the Sorve Lighthouse is the southermost spot of Saaremaa island. The lighthouse is not very old , built only in 1960. The most fun is walking along narrow curved cape right to the end, stepping on small stones. It's said that the place is very popular with Latvian tourists. It's the nearest spot from Saaremaa...

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  • Mihkli Farm

    One of the main touristic spots in the western part of Saaremaa is Mihkli Talumuuseum- Mihkli Farm Museum. It was found in 1959, but it's origins start in XVIII century. This is original farm of prosperous Saaremaa farmer and there are things that for years were used by six generations of one family. The founder of the farm was Wicki Peter but now...

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  • Stebel Bastion

    Soviet authorities thought of Saaremaa as one of most im portant defence posts. So before World War II the stronghold was built in Sorve Peninsula. The main stronghold and the guns were hidden 16m underground . The cannonfire could reach up to 40km range.They were built at the sea and the main command headqurters were built about 3km further in the...

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  • Kaali Lake

    Kaali lake is almost in the center of Saaremaa Island. It has formed in a pit left by meteorite. The pit itself is about 22m deep and has diameter of about 110m. Water level of the lake is different but ussually it ranges about 16m.Kaali lake looks beautiful-it's almost perfect circle form , is surrounded by huge trees. When sun comes through...

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  • Panga-Faces in the Rock

    Panga(Mustjala) Cliff is not the highest one in the world but surely it is one of the most picturesque cliffs. The village of Panga is located on the northern part of Saaremaa, not far from Mustjala. For centuries it was known as one of the biggest fishing centers. Not only local villagers went to sea for herrings and sprats, but also people from...

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  • Kaali Meteorite Crater

    The title says it all.... Meteorite crater. This is the only place in the world where you can go and actually touche the water that lies in the crater and see how the place looks like from the bottom.... You can clearly see the misplaced rocks in the crater wall and the beauty of the place...There are actually 6 craters around the area, but this is...

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  • Kaali meteorite craters

    Here are formed the group of different size meteorite craters and the biggest one which diameter is 110 meters wide, but you can easily walk around it. By the way there is saying if you walk around together with your beloved joining hands you’ll be having the life without quarrels. There are different legends how the craters formed and one of them...

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  • Kuressaare bishop’s castle

    The center of the city was formed already at the end of 17th century. But the quadrangular fortress was built already in the 13th century which till nowadays is counted as the best building left from that times. In the past times the fortress was used for military reasons and also as residence for bishops. Nowadays inside here is formed museum...

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  • Muhu island and Saint Catherine’s church

    The first inhabitants went to the island more than 4500 years ago. Later in that time here was war between local inhabitants and Holy Order, after what the island went to foreigners’ hands. In 1267 it was built Saint Catherine’s church which is the oldest stone building in all Estonia. There wasn’t bell in the church in that times, not to attract...

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  • Panga pank (Panga cliff)

    Panga cliff is located on the northern coast of Saaremaa, on the Mustjala - Leisi road at the 19 kilometer mark, and then ten more kilometers to the north, close to Panga village. Panga bluff is the highestest bluff on the northern coast of Saaremaa and Muhu.

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  • Angla windmills

    Angla WindmillsThe windmills are on the Upa - Leisi road at the 32 kilometer signpost. This is the only remaining windmill hill on Saaremaa.

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  • Windmills of Angla

    At the end of the 19th century nearly 800 windmills were catching the wind on Saaremaa Island. The post wind mills are Europe´s oldest type of windmills and characteristic of the west Estonian Islands. Today the windmill hill at Angla near the village of Leisi is the only remaining. Of the five windmills, four are typical Saaremaa type of wooden...

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  • Pöide St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary's can be seen from the main road and its an impressive view. The building is looking more like a castle than a church due to its massiveness. The history is quite interesting and a poster near the entrance is giving information (Estonian / German only).Usually the church is not locked and no entrance fee is asked for, although donations...

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  • Kuressaare

    Kuressaare is the capital of Saarema, where every third inhabitant of the island is living. The curative sea mud has played an important role in the development of Kuressaare. The first mud treatment establishment was opened here yet in 1840. The first known tourist group arrived here 165 years ago. After the independence the number of tourist...

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  • Tehumardi War Memorial

    Only a few kilometres south east from Kuressaare is the Tehumardi War Memorial. Right on the shore was a 21 metres high sword in 1967 erected to remind that this peaceful area was the scenery for the most bloody battle on Saaremaa Island during the WWII. Whole villages disappeared from the map in only one night and hundreds of young men lost their...

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  • The Kaali Meteorite Crater Field

    Eighteen kilometres from Kuressaare towards Kuivastu is the location of Estonia's most unique geological object: The Kaali Meteorite Craters . In 1937 30 meteorite crashes were discovered in the Kaali area. Its estimated that meteorites crashed down to earth around 700 B.C. The local tales says that the Kaali Lake is bottomless but unfortunately it...

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  • Bishop´s Castle

    Kuressaare´s land mark is the Bishops Castle with a long history starting in the the 14th century. Among the medieval castles in the Baltic countries this has survived best. Inside the castle is the Saaremaa Museum with its history and nature departments. There is also a cafe, kind of a gallery and a viewing platform. The entrance to the Castle is...

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  • Kudjape Cemetary

    About three kilometres north east of Kuressaare is the Kudjape Cemetary located. Since more than 200 years the people were buried here. Its the most interesting and unique graveyard on Saaremaa. The oldest grave dates back to 1787. Some of the graves have classicistic chapels, crypts or chambers. Many tombs are declining or collapsing. The roots of...

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  • Saaremaa Windmills

    They may not be the most exciting thing in Saaremaa, but they are the identity of the island and it's people and they are very photogenic. There is also a cafe(khovik) and souvenir shop here that is open during the summer monthes.

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  • Pretikivi (Piret's rock)

    Piretikivi (Piret's rock)is on the Kuressaare - Laimjala road at the 35 kilometer mark, next to the road. According to tradition Piret, the wife of Saaremaa's legendary hero Suur Tõll, was carrying stones in her apron to Audla were the happy couple was building a sauna. Piret's apron strings broke and the big boulder fell on her toes. More out of...

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  • Scenic view from Panga cliff and weather...

    Panga cliff averages about 21m(70 feet) in height, are about 2.5km(1.75 miles) long and drop straight into the water. About 10m(35feet) back from the cliff rises a weather tower that is about 100m(325feet) tall and thanks to the lack of civil litigation (like in america) it is open to the public. During the summer months you can climb to the top of...

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  • Valjala church

    Valjala Church was the first church in Estonia, which was built from stones. Also it is one of the oldest in the whole Baltics. The building of this church started about 1227AD.

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