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German Manor Tour

1. Tallinn Tourist Information Centre 2. Riisipere Manor 3. Koluvere Castle 4. Raikküla manor 5. Järvamaa Tourist Information Centre 6. Koigi manor 7. Kiltsi castle 8. Porkuni manor 9. Rakvere Tourist Information Centre 10. Kukruse Polar Manor 11. Kohala Manor 12. Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum 13. Kiiu Manor 14. Olde Hansa

  • 4 days
  • 14 sites
  • 522 km

This tour introduces manors that belonged to many well-known Baltic Germans (the Von Stackleberg, Von Uexküll and Ungern-Sternberg families). Some manors are in ruins (Ungru castle) and falling apart and you cannot see the inside of some manors, but these grand manors are worth visiting. The Neo-Baroque Ungru Castle is almost an exact replica of the Merseburg Castle in Germany and the classicistic Riisipere manor still amazes the visitors with the former aristocratic grandiosity.
Many of the manors offer accommodation.
It is convenient to start and end the tour in Tallinn.

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Sites along route

Tallinn Tourist Information Centre

Attraction

The staff of the Tourist Information Centre helps you with your enquiries on the spot, as well as over the phone, fax and e-mail. You can book an accredited tour guide for your friends or company…

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Riisipere Manor

Attraction

Built in 1819–1821, it is the only sufficiently preserved main part of the most outstanding Classicist manor ensemble in Estonia. P. von Stackelberg’s manor house is a large two-storeyed stone…

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Koluvere Castle

Attraction

This water fortress was established in the 13th century by the bishop’s vassal Lode. The tower fortress, convention hall and cannon tower were built later. This place has been a battlefield both…

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Raikküla manor

Attraction

The manor house at Raikküla is one of the most beautiful examples of Classicist architecture in Estonia. It was one of the key centres for Baltic German barons, who would gather there to hold…

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Koigi manor

Attraction

Johann Adam von Grünewaldt begun redesigning the heart of the manor in the second half of the 18th century with his financial capacity and the architerctural trends of that time in his mind. The…

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Kiltsi castle

Attraction

Kiltsi castle was erected on the ruins of a vassal fortress dating from the 15th–16th centuries.  The main building that stands today was completed under the aegis of H. J. von Benckendorff in 1790…

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Porkuni manor

Attraction

The current buildings of Porkuni manor, which was originally constructed on the site of a fortress, date from the 19th century. The last lord of the manor, Rennenkampff, had a much grander building…

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Kukruse Polar Manor

Attraction

Visiting the newly renovated Kukruse manor, you will find out all about the role of Baltic Germans in Estonian society and learn the history of the Tolli family. You can learn to write in gothic…

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Kohala Manor

Accommodation

We have been offering a pleasant opportunity to enjoy manor romanticism and customer-centered service since 1996. The manor stable provides a home for Jalla the donkey and some Icelandic horses. We…

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Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum

Attraction

Palmse Manor is one of the grandest baroque mansions in Estonia. The mansion and open-air museum were the first fully restored manor complex in the country. They are surrounded by the beautiful…

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Kiiu Manor

Attraction

Kiiu (Kida) Manor has been closely connected with Kolga Manor and the Stenbocks.  According to the Danish Census Book (Liber Census Daniae) in the 13th century Kiiu Village was of average size, i.e…

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Olde Hansa

Meals

The medieval restaurant Olde Hansa is the home of a rich merchant, whose guests enjoy delicious, authentic Hansa-era meals and drinks, true period music and always friendly service. All of the dishes…

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