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Coastal Swedes Tour

1. Swedish St. Michael’s Church 2. Museum of the Coastal Swedes 3. Rooslepa Chapel and Cemetery 4. Noarootsi Church 5. The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn

  • 1 day
  • 5 sites
  • 262 km

This day trip helps you to get a glimpse of the region where Coastal Swedes used to live. Noarootsi is a bilingual region and many of the locals still speak both Estonian and Swedish. Many village names are also in both languages. The beautiful coastline, juniper fields and landscape dotted with copses make the tour magical.

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Swedish St. Michael’s Church

Attraction

The New Almshouse that was built for the city poor became the church for the Swedish congregation after the Great Northern War. The restored church, which was used as a gymnasium during the Soviet…

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Museum of the Coastal Swedes

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This museum in Haapsalu introduces the thousand-year-old settlements of the coastal Swedes in Estonia. In the house inaugurated by the King of Sweden, you can acquaint yourself with their unique…

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Rooslepa Chapel and Cemetery

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The ruins of Rooslepa chapel originate from the 17th century. It was originally built as a wooden chapel. The present stone chapel was built in 1834. The chapel fell apart after World War II, but the…

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Noarootsi Church

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Noarootsi Church in late-Gothic style was built around 1500. You will first notice the Falu red plank roof – the church is one of the three plank-roof churches in Estonia. In the medieval times the…

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn (also known as the Dome Church) was first mentioned in records in 1233. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary seven years later. Worthy of attention…

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