Viljandi suspention bridge
Viljandi suspention bridge was a gift from Karl von Mensenkampff in 1928 and in 1931 it was installed across the castle park valley. The bridge was reconstructed in 1995 and its length is over 50 meters.
When we arrived at Viljandi, the first we saw was the tourist office. I was very surprised to find a very kind and friendly young man who gave me a leaflet in Spanish and a map of the town. The leaflet was very useful as we could visit the sights following an order and it contained a brief explanation of each one.
In the tourist office you can also buy different souvenirs and gifts.
May to September: 10.00 to 18.00 (Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 to 15.00)
Rest of the year: 10.00 to 17.00 (Saturday: 10.00 to 14.00)
The bridge was a gift to the city by Karl von Mensenkampf, lord of the Tarvastu Manor, in 1931.
Suspended over the moat, it is 50 m long.
The bridge has been reconstructed in several ocasions, being the last in 1995.
Old Water Tower
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 the tower and the city throughout the years.
Viljandi Castle ruins
If you go to Viljandi, you should definitely not miss the castle ruins. You will have a beautiful view of the Lake Viljandi (also seen on the photo).
Beautiful Lake Viljandi is about 4.5 km long and in average 5.6 m deep. It is surrounded by nature and is suitable for a relaxing as well as active holidays.
The church was built in 1464. It was part of a Franciscan convent.
During the soviet period it was used as a warehouse
Ruins of the castle
The construction of the castle started in 1224. After some reforms it got its final shape in the 16th century.