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Swedish History on Estonian Islands

1. Swedish St. Michael’s Church 2. Museum of the Coastal Swedes 3. Hill of Crosses 4. St Olav’s Church in Vormsi 5. Vormsi Farm Museum - Pears Farm 6. Conventual Building-Museum and Cathedral of the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle 7. Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town

  • 3 days
  • 7 sites
  • 364 km

All the islands of Estonia are filled with Swedish history. This three day tour is for those, whose interest in the lives of Swedes in Estonia is deeper. It’s also a great way to get to know the western part and coastline of Estonia with its beautiful scenery and lovely people

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Swedish St. Michael’s Church

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The New Almshouse that was built for the city poor became the church for the Swedish congregation after the Great Northern War. The restored church, which was used as a gymnasium during the Soviet…

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Museum of the Coastal Swedes

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This museum in Haapsalu introduces the thousand-year-old settlements of the coastal Swedes in Estonia. In the house inaugurated by the King of Sweden, you can acquaint yourself with their unique…

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Hill of Crosses

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The Hill of Crosses is an area on the highway covered with crosses, the development of which is related to the expulsion of the Reigi Swedes in August 1781. Tsarina Catherin II signed an order that…

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St Olav’s Church in Vormsi

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Vormsi church which dates back to the 14th century and is the main memento of its history and culture – is located in the centre of the island, in Hullo. The church was unused for a long time after…

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Vormsi Farm Museum - Pears Farm

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Vormsi Farm Museum comprises a restored farm complex originally constructed by coastal Swedes. It is one of very few remaining since World War II days. It showcases life on the island in the first…

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Conventual Building-Museum and Cathedral of the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle

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The conventual building of the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle – a fortified dwelling for bishops and other clergy as well as a cathedral dating back to the 13th century. The ground floor has a medieval…

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Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town

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Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic Hanseatic architecture. Enchanting atmosphere, rich cultural scene, beautiful surroundings and…

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