Põltsamaa Castle

Põltsamaa's stone fortress was constructed on the banks of the river in 1272. Between 1570 and 1578 it was the residence of Livonia's King Magnus. Repeatedly pillages, the castle was rebuilt by Woldemar Johann von Lauw in the 18th century as a grand rococo-style palace. The castle, and the church built into its cannon tower, burnt down in 1941. The church was restored by 1952, and the castle ruins came under preservation during the 1970s.
Did you know...? - The forecourt of the castle hosts open air events - The round courtyard holds a tourist information point and the Põltsamaa Museum; a wine cellar with a food museum; the Estonian Press Museum; the pART Gallery; clay, handicraft and other workshops; and the castle's restaurant..

Take a look at the aerial panorama (picture by Joel Tammet).


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  • Teele Teele

    A lot to see at the castle yard

    You will find many different facilities from the castle yard: museum and tourist information (there is also a small souvenir shop; you can buy cards&stamps and post them on-spot) , wine cellar and...

  • PhilipRylah PhilipRylah

    Pleasant stop

    There isn't a huge amount to see in Poltsamaa but there are the castle walls alongside the river, a park, and a couple of decent restaurants / cafes making this for us a pleasant lunch stop on the...

  • Вероника П Вероника П

    Зимой в замок

    Приехали в Пылтсамаа вечером, пошли в Замок Пылтсама, было открыто, освещение хорошее, нарядная новогодняя елка. Кирха была закрыта. Высокие стены практически по всему периметру сохранились.

Features and amenities


Lossi tn 1, Põltsamaa

Getting there


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


58°39'17''N 25°58'3''E | Download GPX file