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Walk on the Haapsalu Promenade

1. Haapsalu Town Hall 2. Ilon's World of Wonders 3. Gulf Tagalaht and Promenade Birdwatching Tower in Haapsalu. 4. Family café at the Aafrika beach 5. Aafrika beach playroom and playground 6. Haapsalu Sundial 7. Africa Beach and Promenade 8. Haapsalu Resort Hall 9. Summer café of Kuursaal 10. Tchaikovsky's Bench in Haapsalu 11. Baltic Hotel Promenade 12. Museum of the Coastal Swedes

  • 1 day
  • 12 sites
  • 4 km

The guided walk on the Haapsalu Promenade, which was reopened in June 2010 after renovation, starts by the Läänemaa Museum and ends by the                                                                                Museum of the Coastal Swedes. During the more than one hour's walk you will learn about the history of the Promenade and the main sights of Haapsalu such as the Kuursaal, Päikesekell (Sun Dial) and Tchaikovsky's bench. You will also see new objects of interest such as the Allika Pavilion, an open-air dance floor, pier, pergola and the Kuursaal's terrace.

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Haapsalu Town Hall

Attraction

In the former Town Hall in Lossiplatsi Square, there is a museum. Wander through the historic interior and learn about the old times of Haapsalu and Läänemaa. Exhibitions change regularly, so…

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Ilon's World of Wonders

Attraction

The Ilon Wikland Gallery, showcasing the work of the illustrator of Astrid Lindgren's children's books, opened in Haapsalu in 2006. Ilon's World of Wonders opened in 2009. Did you know...? *At…

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Gulf Tagalaht and Promenade Birdwatching Tower in Haapsalu.

Attraction

For most of the year the Gulf Tagalaht in Haapsalu is an exciting place for birdwatching. There is no need to leave town, simply visit the 15-metre high birdwatching tower on the Promenade. When…

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Family café at the Aafrika beach

Meals

If your kids work up an appetite in the playground at the Aafrika beach in Haapsalu, bring them to the family cafe! The cafe offers coffee and tea, buns, donuts, soft drinks and ice cream. You can…

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Aafrika beach playroom and playground

Active holiday

When you are on a family vacation it is important to know where the young ones can have a good time. The playground on Haapsalu's Promenade is the newest in town and is open all-year-round. In the…

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Haapsalu Sundial

Attraction

There is sundial designed by artist Roman Haavamäe on the Haapsalu seaside Promenade. The face of the dial depicts the life of man – starting with a child and ending with an old man supported by a…

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Africa Beach and Promenade

Attraction

The splendour of Haapsalu, the famous Czarist era resort, is recalled by the seafront Promenade and its jewel -- the Assembly Hall with its wooden “gingerbread”. Walk on the sloping promenade and…

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Haapsalu Resort Hall

Attraction

The timber-laced Resort Hall and the Bandstand on the seaside Promenade were built at the end of the 19th century and are the only ones of the kind that have survived in the original shape. The…

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Summer café of Kuursaal

Meals

The Kuursaal is a light and lacy wooden building that has been at the heart of the valued resort town of Haapsalu for centuries. Its summer café offers freshly baked pastries, has an à la carte menu…

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Tchaikovsky's Bench in Haapsalu

Attraction

The world-famous Russian composer Pjotr Tchaikovsky stayed in Haapsalu in 1867. To commemorate him, a memorial bench was erected on the Šokolaadi Promenaad, where the maestro loved to watch the…

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Baltic Hotel Promenade

Accommodation

The Promenade Hotel is located on the seaside in Haapsalu Old Town. Both the rooms and restaurant have beautiful sea views. Most of the rooms, with all modern conveniences, have balconies. A…

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Museum of the Coastal Swedes

Attraction

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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