Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle

The Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle and Cathedral, which was established in the 13th century as the centre of the Saare-Lääne Diocese, is one of the best preserved castles in Estonia. Visit the museum complex in the convent building where you will find exhibition halls with finds from the castle and mysterious vaulted cellars. Rent an audio guide for tour commentary in six languages.
Interesting facts: * You might encounter Estonia’s most famous ghost – the White Lady. * In the moat, you will find a stylized medieval children’s playground, a large chessboard, archery grounds and clay workshop. * Climb the 38-metre-high bell tower and at noon listen to the carillon that is heard throughout the city. * In the summer, take advantage of the busy events calendar.

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  • HilkkaL HilkkaL

    Interesting, but a bit dangerous

    I am not sure how to rate this. We did have a great two hours in and around the castle. The kids were fascinated by the legend of the White Lady and the history of the castle. There was a lot to see...

  • DogsbodyUK DogsbodyUK

    History history history

    What a stunning place, even though much of it was closed when we visited, we loved the ambiance of the place, cant wait to return for one of the many events this castle hosts

  • Linda1804Celuisma Linda1804Celuisma

    The White Lady of the Castle

    I travelled to Haapsalu in 2010 when they had the worst winter , as we did in 50 yrs. My husband and i went home to Haapsalu on valentines day and surprised his parents. Did you know , you can drive...


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