Kuressaare Kuursaal

It is believed that a local pharmacist came up with the idea of building a Kuursaal (resort hall).  Construction took eight months, and it was officially opened on 11 June 1889. In the centre part, the so-called White Hall, housed a restaurant, while the right wing was home to a summer theatre and the left wing was used for a kitchen area and offices. The theatre mostly hosted performances by ensembles from Germany, but Estonian actors started appearing here after World War I.

Good to know

*In 1989 the kuursaal was named 'Best Building in Soviet Estonia 1988'

*Today the Kuursaal accommodates a cafe, concerts and an open air cinema. There are cosy rooms in the guesthouse on the second floor. 

Features and amenities

Location

Lossipark tn 1, Kuressaare

Getting there

Access

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car

Coordinates

58°14'56''N 22°28'44''E | Download GPX file