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On the path of ancient history and nature

1. Pärnu moat 2. Valgerand Beach 3. Audru Manor Complex 4. Audru Museum 5. Nederma Woodland and Study Trail 6. Mihkli Lutheran Church 7. Soontaga Stronghold 8. Oidermaa Manor

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The delicacies of history lovers are not only located on the coasts and in the cities, but there are also sights worth discovering towards the inland. The ruins of a stronghold of ancient Estonians lie in the middle of swamps and forests in the ancient Soontagana area. Mihkli Church, which was mentioned already in the 13th century, is the oldest building in West Estonia. We also recommend visiting the 300 years old Mihkli oak-forest and mount Pärdimägi, the highest point of the West Estonian plain. Nedremaa wooded meadow, one of the most impressive ones in Estonia, adds to the varied nature. You can see the beauty and majestic grandeur of manors in the Oidremaa and Audru manors.

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Pärnu moat

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Pärnu moat is full of charm, from the well-lit promenade that winds its way around it to the romantic footbridge that spans it and the fountain that spurts up in the middle of it (which happens to be…

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Valgerand Beach

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You will find the beautiful sandy Valgerand Beach near Pärnu City. The beach is protected from the northern winds by a pine forest and it is open to the sun all day long. A lit promenade leads from…

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Audru Manor Complex

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The Audru Manor complex, which has belonged to the Pilar von Pilchau family since the start of the 19th century, is a typical ensemble of manor buildings. 14 buildings have been relatively well…

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Audru Museum

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Audru Museum was opened in 1996 in the former manager's house of the Audru Manor. The permanent exhibition in the hall on the museum's top floor introduces the lives of Audru people over many…

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Nederma Woodland and Study Trail

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Nederma Woodland is one of the largest of its kind in Estonia and Europe. The area of the woodland has grown to 100 hectares as the result of the restoration work that started in 1998. When visiting…

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Mihkli Lutheran Church

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Mihkli Church was built in the ancient Soontagana Parish in the 13th century and its therefore one of the oldest and most original buildings in Western Estonia.«Tänase nelinurkse kellatorni sai kirik…

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Soontaga Stronghold

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Soontagana Stronghold, which is located on an island in Avaste swamp and was established in the 7th to 8th centuries, is one of the best known strongholds of the ancient people living in this region…

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Oidermaa Manor

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Oidermaa Manor was established in 1658 and in the 18th and 19th centuries, it became famous because of the number of times it changed hands: it has belonged to the von Lilienfelds, von Helmersens…

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