Ruins of Rõngu Vassal Stronghold

Visit the park of the Rõngu Vassal Stronghold if you are interested in ancient strongholds. It is believed that construction of the castle-type stronghold started in 1340. The stronghold belonged to the Tödwen family in the Middle Ages, then passed on to the Jesuits who turned it into their centre in Southern Estonia. The army of the order destroyed the stronghold in 1558. Part of the stronghold’s wall and the main entrance have survived until today.

Features and amenities

Location

Rõngu alevik, Rõngu vald, Tartu maakond

Getting there

You will find the ruins of the Rõngu vassal stronghold when you drive along the Tartu-Otepää road, turn towards Rannu from Rõngu and reach Lossimägi.

Access

  • By public transport
  • Signposted
  • By car

Coordinates

58°9'15''N 26°13'28''E | Download GPX file