Kassari Chapel

Kassari chapel is a building with romantic appearance that is the only functioning thatched-roof stone church in Estonia. Reputedly it dates back to 18th century because on the inner wall of the chapel there is a year 1801 that is associated with big repair.
In the graveyard there are the graves of many famous people - the ancestors of the poets M. Under and D. Vaarandi; the actor Olev Eskola; familiar from V.Panso book "The Funny Person" Lepa Anna. Familiar from art, literature and folk tales the name of Villem Tamm, whom J. Köler used as a model for Christ when painting his work "Come to me" in Kaarli church.


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  • Derettens Derettens

    Delightful rural 18thC chapel

    If you wish peace, quiet, contemplation and a place for prayer it is well worth bumping along the unpaved road to this small chapel. The 1801 date on the western wall of the church refers to the...

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Kassari Tagaküla bussipeatus, Taguküla, Käina vald, Hiiu maakond


  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car


58°48'37''N 22°51'52''E | Download GPX file