Purtse Fortress Residence

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 Northern War and by the 1950s only ruins remained. In the 1980s, the renovation of the fortress was started, and by 1990, it had been restored. Nearby, you will find a memorial and Mourning Park for the Victims of Evil, which is a map of Estonian pain, with the number of deportees noted for each county. Today, you can visit the restored fortress and excursions take place in the summer.

Reviews

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  • taqqie taqqie

    Nice castle!

    Very nice, classic looking castle. Unfortunately it had already closed but it looks great and is situated in beautiful surroundings.

  • Tarmo T Tarmo T

    Keep the word

    Listen, if you're writing that you are open, then keep the word. It is nice to walk around the castle and read the label that you are open. In reality, the door is closed, and the doorbell does not...

  • Grete N Grete N

    Delightful little castle

    Although it was restored and built from ruins in late 1980s it feels very authentic. Probably because it is all handmade and built from local material. A definite must see for medieval history...


Features and amenities

Location

Lossiaida, Purtse küla, Lüganuse vald, Ida-Viru maakond

Getting there

At the 142nd kilometre of the Tallinn-Narva Hwy (E20), there is a sign to the Purtse Fortress.

Access

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

Stops nearby

Bus: Purtse

Coordinates

59°25'10''N 27°0'44''E | Download GPX file