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    View over the old town
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Tallinn

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1944,5401,229

Tartu

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194,538,21

Parnu

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84,200,48

Haapsalu

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79,303,9

Kuressaare

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56,146,11

Saaremaa

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63,137,0

Paldiski

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37,53,0

Rakvere

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22,43,3

Narva

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22,33,0

Johvi

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43,66,0

Viljandi

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17,46,2

Ruhnu

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8,16,0

Keila-Joa

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6,19,0

Turi

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0,6,0

Otepaa

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11,28,1

Karksi-Nuia

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0,3,0

Matsalu

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1,6,0

Kardla

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3,4,0

Aegviidu

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12,23,0

Vormsi

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25,49,0

Valga

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1,15,1

Toila

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14,21,1

Saue

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0,3,0

Sandra

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0,2,0

Rouge

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4,6,0

Prangli Saar

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1,8,0

Polva

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0,3,0

Naissaar

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8,23,0

Manilaid

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19,61,0

Aegna Saar

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2,22,0

Palmse

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11,78,0

Tallinn

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tallinn Things to Do

    The Old Town of Tallinn is not to be missed. This was our favourite part of Tallinn. We love history, and to see the well preserved Old Town was delightful. We stayed in Tallinn three nights, and we came to the Old Town each day and each night. The Old Town is small, and can be seen in a short time on foot. It really ought to be seen at both day...

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  • Radisson Blu Tallinn

    Tallinn Hotels

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

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  • Olde Hansa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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Tartu

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  • Shop Open every day

    Tartu Shopping

    Sometimes you need to buy provisions during your trip. At this big super market you can buy the food, snacks and beverages you need every day of the week. They also sell alcohol and the price level - even though higher than in the good old days - is still pretty reasonable. This is no tourist trap so you can expect good value for money.

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  • Antonius Hotel

    Tartu Hotels

    This is THE LUXURY hotel in Tartu. Nice small hotel -only 16 rooms- in front of Tartu University....

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  • Brilliant food

    Tartu Restaurants

    This restaurant/cafe is brilliant.The food is great, reasonably priced, service is excellent,you could ask for moreWell reccomended - we all had a great time here. It was all fantastic.

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Parnu

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  • Pretty Safe

    Parnu Warnings and Dangers

    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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  • Villa Ammende Parnu

    Parnu Hotels

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

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  • The Almshouse

    Parnu Things to Do

    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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Haapsalu

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  • Follow Tchaikovsky's footsteps along the...

    Haapsalu Things to Do

    The tourist information about Haapsalu makes quite a point about the fact that Piotr Tchaikovsky spent some time during the summer months of 1867 in Haapsalu and indeed was inspired by a folk song heard in the town from which he developed the melody for his sixth symphony.Apparently the composer would sit on the promenade and watch the sun go down...

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  • Fra Mare

    Haapsalu Hotels

    Ranna Tee 2, Haapsalu, Estonia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • A station for Steam Engine enthusiasts

    Haapsalu Things to Do

    I'm not a railway enthusiast but I couldn't help but be impressed by the small collection of engines that are located at the sidings at the old station. Sadly there is no longer a working rail service connecting the town to a national rail network but the building is itself a bit of a museum piece. The town's website provides further details about...

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Kuressaare

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  • Buses

    Kuressaare Transportation

    Local and cross-country buses all leave from the main station (Bussijaam) in Kuressare, on Pihtla Tee 2. Tickets can be bought here, or from the driver, but for the cross-country buses, especially to Tallinn, you'll want to book in advance. The cross-country buses require a ferry ride, but that this is included in the price of the ticket. Journeys...

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  • Georg Ots Spa

    Kuressaare Hotels

    Georg Ots Hotel is situated overlooking the Tori Yacht harbour and the medieval Bishop’s Fort. It’s...

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  • Pancakes: Ruunipizza

    Kuressaare Restaurants

    It's called Ruunipizza Pannkoogikohvik, which means it's a pizza/pancake cafe (literally Runestone Pizza Pancake Cafe). The pancakes are good, but the service indifferent the day I went. The location is great though, with a view over the main square. It's shame then that I got a sweet pizza with a savoury filling...The pancakes are good, and...

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Saaremaa

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  • The true Italian food :)

    Saaremaa Restaurants

    If you wish to have a really rich dinner with all that Italian best that only the Italian restautants can offer, certainly visit La Perla. Really tasty food.Very quick and pleasant service. Any pasta from their menu - is just delicious!

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  • Fresh baked goods from early morning

    Saaremaa Restaurants

    Surely a best cafe and snack stop in Kuressaare.http://www.vanalinna.ee/kohvik/ (- in Estonian only)Also has the restaurant and hotel in the same building: http://www.vanalinna.ee/voorastemaja/index.php/en/ Like all their baked goods, salads, coffe :)And the homely atmosphere is not less important.Locates a bit "around the corner", two steps away...

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  • Revived dignity - old Kurhaus in the...

    Saaremaa Restaurants

    The revived kurhaus Kuursaal is a recently re-opened restaurant with several local tastes mixed with the best practices from French and other cuisines.Closed in wintertime, but opened again since spring till autumn. Local fish dish for two.Cannot remember the name right now :)But the dish is called Päeva kalasaak/ The catch of the day - so just...

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Paldiski

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Rakvere

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  • Bus and Train

    Rakvere Transportation

    Rakvere is the main transport hub of this part of Estonia, and lies on the main route from Tallinn to Narva on the Russian border. So for a small town it's transport links are pretty good. The best bet is to take a bus - it's about a two hour journey from Tallinn. Buses run regularly throughout the day, especially on the Tallinn-Narva route. There...

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  • Aqva Hotel & Spa

    Rakvere Hotels

    Parkali 4, Rakvere, 44308, Estonia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Town Square

    Rakvere Things to Do

    The wide, expansive town square has been renovated beyond recognition. Once a place to tie up your cows ready for market, it's now a pleasantly designed, well laid out and relaxing park. It has fountains, and marbled patterned surface, with big, clean benches sitting under the square's most distinctive feature: giant pixie hats hanging from white...

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Narva

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  • Largest shoping centre in North Eastern...

    Narva Shopping

    Astri is a popular shoping centre in Narva and in this part of Estonia. Different shops, butiques, cafes, and services are presented there. Cloths, lingerie, jewelry, shoes, electronics, cafes, well known cinema and planetarium locate in Astri.There are escalators and lifts for easy moving in the centre. Families with children can put them to...

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  • glamour restaurant in Narva

    Narva Restaurants

    Restaurant Maius locates outside the city centre, not far from old town, on the way to Narva-Jõesuu. There is 2 floor building - bar on the 1st and restaurant on the second.Interior of restaurant created nicely and maybe grandiously with russian temperamento. Nicely served tables.Food is tasty, portions are large. Meat dishes cocontain much meat.

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  • Charming old place

    Narva Restaurants

    Bar/Restaurant and Café with old dark wood interiors with many pleasing details. We had tasty chocolade cakes and tea. The service was really friendly even though there was no common language really. Chocolate cake

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Johvi

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  • Old masters restaurant

    Johvi Restaurants

    Vanameistri pub is one of the best restaurants in Johvi and maybe Northern-Estonia. Very interesting interior - massive brick-stone walls, wooden furniture.

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  • Best caucasian restaurant in Estonia

    Johvi Restaurants

    In 2012 new good restaurant of eastern cuisine was opened - it is Georgian restaurant tavern "Mimino".Especially tasty spicy georgian meat, soups and Georgian vines in offer. Interestig wooden Caucasian style interior creates special atmospheare.

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  • Mountains

    Johvi Things to Do

    Jõhvi is surrounded by artifical mountains - spoil tips. Spoil tips grew in Johvi surroundings in result of minning. This mines were closed more then 20 years ago. Some of mountains are older - 30 years old and they are covered by trees and forests. They are interesting places for climbing up, hiking and looking nice panoramas. Terricons are...

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Viljandi

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  • Ruins of the castle

    Viljandi Things to Do

    The construction of the castle started in 1224. After some reforms it got its final shape in the 16th century.

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  • Grand Hotel Viljandi

    Viljandi Hotels

    Tartu 11 / Lossi 29, Viljandi, 71004, Estonia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Old Water Tower

    Viljandi Things to Do

    The water deposit was built in 1911, over a tower 30 m high. The deposit capacity was 300 m^3.You can visit the tower from 11.00 to 18.00 h, the entrance fee is only 1 €. You will climb a spiral staircase and on top you will enjoy a fantastic view of Viljandi, 360º. There are two levels, the main sights are pointed and there are many pictures of...

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Ruhnu

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  • Boat and plane to Ruhnu

    Ruhnu Transportation

    There are 2 ways to get there - by boat and by plane. Regular boat trip - from Saaremaa capital Kuressaare (Roomassaare harbour) (info about schedule see www.laevakompanii.ee - Roomassaare-Ruhnu), occasional - from Latvian coastal town Roja (boat "Lasis"). Trip length - about 2 - 2.5 hours. In the rough sea waves can be quite high. :)My first...

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  • Bear - part 2

    Ruhnu Warnings and Dangers

    I was not lucky to see him (or was I lucky indeed? LOL) but I swear we (my wife and I) have heard him roaring which (I admit) scared the hell out of me, because we were deep in the forest (on the way to the Limo beach) and who could tell how far he was from us... But nevertheless, he seems to be quite nice guy, I have never heard from locals of...

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  • Paintball

    Ruhnu Things to Do

    You can play paintball in an abandoned soviet military base which is situated at the west side of the island. They are renting good quality paintball markers (tippmann) and the field is quite big (20 ha). Field includes old military buildings such as barracks and bunkers, forest and meadow.

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Keila-Joa

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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”...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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Otepaa

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  • Otepaa Church

    Otepaa Things to Do

    From much of Oteppaa you can see the beautifully lit church across a small valley. The light was too weak for a picture, so I went closer. Having been to Russia, I think it's remarkably how well preserved the Estonian cities and villages are. Many places in Russia there would be a big fat tractor factory placed right next to anything old and...

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  • Scandic Hotel Karupesa

    Otepaa Hotels

    Tehvandi 1a, , OTEPAA 67406

  • Forest fire, or?

    Otepaa Things to Do

    The sun set can give some amazing scenery, where you think there must be a fire in the distance. The sky explodes in all colours from pink to dark blue, and remember this starts at 3pm in the winter. Sun is gone around 4.15pm.

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    Jul 21, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    Who is moderator of "Estonia". Please remowe "Saaremaa" from "Popular destinations of Estonia". Kuressaare (Saaremaa) is already in this list. Towns, villages or smaller places should be in this list, not county!

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