Ruins of Maasi fort-castle

Maasi medieval fort-castle was built with the forced labour of islanders. That's how the ruling Liivi order punished indigenous inhabitants for the uprising, which had destroyed orders previous stronghold. Seaside fort-castle was undefeated until blown up by Danes. 8m walls that survived the destruction have become a landmark.
Good to know: On August 11th, 1576, Danish king Frederik II ordered Maasi stronghold destroyed, it has been in ruins ever since.

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  • W0nderer007 W0nderer007

    Cool underground place

    When visiting Saaremaa, worth taking the time to see the cool dungeons. Not for claustrophobics though. Many passages and overall good place to climb after sitting in the car.

  • Filki Filki

    Hidden treasure on Saaremaa

    We saw a sign along the route, so we decided to visit this place. And it was great! This place is little bit out of interest of tourist, but it worth to visit! And you can also buy wooden home-made...

  • alicemilio alicemilio

    Resti del castello con vista molto bella sul mare

    Del castello rimane ben poco in quanto è stato distrutto, restano tuttavia interessanti i sotterranei. Ottimo il panorama che si può ammirare dei campi e del mare.


Features and amenities

Location

Lahe, Laheküla, Orissaare vald, Saare maakond

Access

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

Coordinates

58°34'35''N 23°2'26''E | Download GPX file