Viljandi lossipark (Viljandi castle park)
|Address:||Tasuja puiestee, Viljandi | Show on map|
The park is located on the slope of the ancient valley and is named after the ruins of the order castle. When the town started to grow in the second half of the 19th century the need for a recreational zone arose. In 1863 the right to use the castle hills was received from the manor. The works were initiated in 1893.
In 1925 the Varese sild (Crow bridge) was finished and connected the town with the park. Interesting to know: · the works where initially carried out by convicts. These were people who were bearing liability in the house of detention for whatever reason and were thereby able to shorten their sentence. A main component of the landscape of the park is the relief, the proximity of a body of water is also important.
Take a look at the aerial panorama (picture by Joel Tammet).
Times and prices
Is open 24 hours
Free of charge.
- Information boards
- Recreation area/picnic ground
- Guide service available