Noarootsi Church

Noarootsi Church in late-Gothic style was built around 1500. You will first notice the Falu red plank roof – the church is one of the three plank-roof churches in Estonia. In the medieval times the lime and rubble stone building also had the function of being a fortified church.
Inside the church one should pay attention to the baptising stone, baroque pulpit, limestone baroque epitaph to Minister Martin Winter. Interesting facts: By the entrance there is a stone slab with royal autographs from the present King of Sweden – Carl XVI Gustav who visited Noarootsi in 1992. Across the road from the church you will see the oldest wooden building in Lännemaa – the parsonage originating from the 17th century.


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Features and amenities


Hosby küla, Noarootsi vald, Lääne maakond

Getting there

Turn to Linnamäe from Haapsalu-Tallinn highway and then go to the direction of Port Dirhami. After a while you will see a signpost directing towards Pürksi. Noarootsi church is located in Hosby village just before Pürksi.


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

Stops nearby

Bus: Hosby


59°2'16''N 23°30'33''E | Download GPX file