Haapsalu Old Town

Haapsalu, which is bordered by the sea on three sides, fits on a piece of land with a size of just 10.59 km2. The Old Town is located on a peninsula with two eskers, which continue to the north-west as a chain of islets (holms) connected to the mainland. There are low meanders between the holms – Suur and Väike Viik.
The culturally and environmentally valuable Old Town of Haapsalu can be divided into its medieval section and the 20th century health resort area. The medieval part is around the Episcopal castle, with the medieval network of Kooli, Jaani, Vee, Linda, Rüütli and Väike-Mere Streets and buildings. It is surrounded by a belt of wooden houses and the Promenade, Aafrika beach and parks.

Take a look at the aerial panorama (picture by Joel Tammet).


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  • Kaikaljo Kaikaljo

    Good for a weekend trip in every season

    Go there for a weekend for a relaxing walk and a nice meal in a restaurant, or visit the lace center or an art exhibition. Very quiet, old-fashioned, fairy-tale-like atmosphere.

  • Linda1804Celuisma Linda1804Celuisma

    Picture Perfect

    Husbands home town , seen family and friends in winter , What an experience. My first time here and loved every minute.

  • 0721_D 0721_D

    Nice, Clean and Well-Taken Care Of Historical Old Town

    I have learned that during Soviet occupation this town was closed to visitors due to the location of Soviet military base. I am so glad that at the present time a lot of wishing tourists can get...

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