- It is the size that matters. The small size of Estonia makes travel from one point to another inexpensive and can also accommodate changing landscapes and lot of excitement in a few days trip. Furthermore, there are very special ways to travel: You can move along ice roads between the mainland and the islands in winter, you can enjoy the fifth season at Soomaa in spring by taking a tour through the forest by boat. This is accompanied by Wi-Fi as a “human right” – almost all of Estonia is covered with wireless internet access network that is mostly free…
- Silence is essential. Wild beaches with white sand, as well as more than 1,500 islands mostly untouched by human settlement where you can go on nature hikes and watch numerous bird species – Estonia is second in Europe in the number of visible bird species after Spain. Silence can also be enjoyed in the forests, as Estonia is the fifth most abundant country in Europe in forest cover., and nowhere else can such an assortment of animals can be found including bears, wolves and lynx.
- History really matters. Tallinn’s medieval Old Town, belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage, is unique in the world in terms of its entirety. While enjoying the beautiful architecture of the Hanseatic city, you can partake in modern city life and good restaurants, as well as familiarise yourself with a history which mixes legends about ghosts that still roam in the buildings of the Old Town. Manors, castles and fortresses all over Estonia are places for children to play and for adults to look at and vividly demonstrate the interpenetration of Estonian and German history through centuries at every step. By the way, did you know that Carl Hermann Hesse, grandfather of the author of Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game, was born and lived in Estonia?
- Culture is most exciting. You can find yourself enjoying a concert where the world-famous conductor Neeme Järvi leads the musical performance of the world-famous composer Arvo Pärt – and all this take place not in a stuffy concert hall, but in the middle of the picturesque Leigo Lake on a romantic summer evening. In addition, Estonia is a European folklore centre in addition to Ireland. Nearly one in every ten Estonian participates, as a spectator or a singer, in our famous song festival that belongs to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage, annual festivals such as the Viru Folk and the Viljandi Folk Music Festival bring the most unique artists from around the world together to show themselves.
- Relaxation is an experience. In order to know what a pleasure is to jump from a hot sauna directly into a cooling lake or a snowdrift, what a genuine smoke sauna smells like and how enjoyable it is to discuss world matters with a friend in a barrel sauna, you must try all this yourself. Tourism farms and spas offer special experience all over Estonia.
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