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Nature Tour: Landscapes characteristic of Estonia can be found in Lahemaa National Park

1. Tallinn Tourist Information Centre 2. Tallinn Botanic Garden 3. Tallinn Television Tower 4. Jägala Waterfall 5. Viru Bog study trail 6. Lahemaa National Park 7. Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum 8. Sagadi Forest Museum 9. Sagadi Manor 10. Beaver trail 11. Altja fishing village 12. Võsu Beach 13. Käsmu captains’ village 14. Viinistu Art Museum 15. Majakivi-Pikanõmme study trail 16. Muuksi stronghold hill 17. Estonian Museum of Natural History

  • 3 days
  • 17 sites
  • 244 km

Lahemaa National Park is just the place to enjoy the harmony of natural and cultural heritage!

Driving east from Tallinn, find Jägala Waterfall, the most powerful one in Estonia. The national park's visitor centre is in Palmse. Discover the lifestyle of Baltic Germans in Palmse and Sagadi Manors. Explore the life of beavers, try the national fish in the Altja fishing village, and go for a swim in Võsu. Visit Viinistu. Art Museum and the northernmost point of Estonian mainland, Cape Purekkari. On your way back to Tallinn, visit a bog, a large erratic boulder, or junipery alvars.

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Tallinn Tourist Information Centre

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The staff of the Tourist Information Centre helps you with your enquiries on the spot, as well as over the phone, fax and e-mail. You can book an accredited tour guide for your friends or company…

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Tallinn Botanic Garden

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Only ten kilometres from the city noise, in the picturesque valley of River Pirita is where pure nature and a beautifully designed landscape meet in harmony. Foreign rarities grow next to local…

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Tallinn Television Tower

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The Tallinn Television Tower in Pirita is the tallest building in Tallinn and Estonia with 314 metres. The TV Tower is a great tourist, culture and leisure centre. Waiting for you at the tower: a…

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Jägala Waterfall

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Jägala Waterfall is a waterfall in the lower course of the Jägala River, approximately 4 km before the river flows into the Gulf of Finland. The waterfall is approx. 8 metres in height and more than…

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Viru Bog study trail

Active holiday

Viru Bog is one of the most accessible bogs in Estonia. Its trail passes through the forest and marsh landscapes typical of Lahemaa National Park and is 3.5 km long. The study trail provides…

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Lahemaa National Park

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Lahemaa is Estonia's oldest and largest national park. It was established in 1971 to preserve, study and promote the natural environment and cultural heritage characteristic of Northern Estonia. The…

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Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum

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Palmse Manor is one of the grandest baroque mansions in Estonia. The mansion and open-air museum were the first fully restored manor complex in the country. They are surrounded by the beautiful…

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Sagadi Forest Museum

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Sagadi manor complex includes the Sagadi Forest Museum, which displays things connected with Estonian forests and forestry, including hunting, woodwork and the environment. Here you can see both…

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Sagadi Manor

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Manor complex is located in Lahemaa National Park. The history of manor dates back for 500 years. For the time being Sagadi has become the centre of tourism and natural and cultural education. The…

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Beaver trail

Active holiday

The 1 km long ‘beaver trail’ is located in Oandu, in the Lahemaa National Park, and takes around half an hour to cover. It passes through the Altja River valley, in which you will see a diversity of…

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Altja fishing village

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Altja was first mentioned in written records in 1465 and is a typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street. The Uustalu and Toomarahva farms at Altja are typical…

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Võsu Beach

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Võsu, in Lahemaa National Park, is home to one of the most popular sandy beaches among holidaymakers in the region. The beach has its own lifeguards as well as changing cabins and dry toilets…

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Käsmu captains’ village

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The earliest written records of a village in Käsmu date from 1453. It was home to a maritime school, and virtually every family had its captain or coxswain. That is why Käsmu was known as the…

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Viinistu Art Museum

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In the little coastal village of Viinistu, you can visit an Art Museum located in an old cold storage of a fish processing plant. Viinistu Art Museum displays works of hundreds of Estonian artists…

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Majakivi-Pikanõmme study trail

Active holiday

The 7 km long trail is located at the western edge of Lahemaa National Park in the middle part of Juminda Peninsula, in Juminda-Suurekõrve special management zone. The trail starts in the car park…

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Muuksi stronghold hill

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Muuksi stronghold hill was established on a naturally suitable small cape. At the location of the stronghold the western side rises from the surrounding ground for up to 10 metres higher. The main…

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Estonian Museum of Natural History

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The Estonian Museum of Natural History invites you to journeys – our exhibitions tell stories about the nature of Estonia and help you to interpret its secret conversations. The Museum of Natural…

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