Source: Haapsalu piiskopilinnus

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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  • Licka K Licka K
    Romantic ruins and lovely park

    Very nice place to visit and walk in Haapsalu, the main attraction of the town. You can just walk there or play with your children at the so-called Medieval Playgraund

  • Ana L Ana L
    Lovely castle

    One of the main attractions in this city. The castle can be visited inside during Summer, or you can walk in the gardens for free, for the rest of the year. Very nice clock tower.

  • genibre69 genibre69
    Lovely ruins, worth a ramble

    The exhibits with English translations scattered throughout the ruins are well-worth reading about. The tunnels are creepy and the cell of the White Lady sad; I was too creeped out to get too close...

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