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Northern Coast Medieval Tour

1. Hellemann tower and Tallinn's city wall 2. Rakvere Castle 3. Purtse Fortress Residence 4. Narva Castle 5. Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town 6. Olde Hansa

  • 2 days
  • 6 sites
  • 433 km

During this tour you will visit the two best preserved big medieval castles, where there's plenty of exciting things to discover and do, whatever your age. The road from Rakvere to Narva offers beautiful views of the sea. 

Besides seeing the big castles, you should also stop by the small Purtse medieval castle. On your way back, go by the smallest fortified building in Estonia, the Kiiu Stronghold.

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Sites along route

Hellemann tower and Tallinn's city wall

Attraction

Probably, only the lower 10-15 metre part of the tower was completed by 1410, which is cited as the year of completion of the Hellemann tower. The tower was named after Laurentius van der Helle, who…

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Rakvere Castle

Attraction

The castle offers many exciting activities for both children and grown-ups! You can try your hand at shooting a bow or a crossbow, sword fight and pike battle, forging, pottery, minting your own…

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Purtse Fortress Residence

Attraction

The construction of the vassal fortress on the Tallinn-Narva Hwy was started by Jakob von Taube in 1533. The Purtse Fortress on the large trade and military road was seriously damaged in the Great…

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Narva Castle

Attraction

The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established a castle as a residence for the Danish King’s vice-Regent. The Narva…

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Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town

Article

Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic Hanseatic architecture. Enchanting atmosphere, rich cultural scene, beautiful surroundings and…

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Olde Hansa

Meals

The medieval restaurant Olde Hansa is the home of a rich merchant, whose guests enjoy delicious, authentic Hansa-era meals and drinks, true period music and always friendly service. All of the dishes…

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