Emumägi hill and observation tower

Emumägi hill and observation tower

TORNI, Emumäe küla, Väike-Maarja vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

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Emumägi hill is the highest point in the Pandivere uplands and northern Estonia. There is a 21.5-metre wooden observation tower on Emumägi hill. 
In addition to the observation tower, Emumägi is also home to an alley of tree statues of cultural societies, a wooden hut, a sunrise house, an old cemetery, the ‘Kersna bench’, and camping and picnic areas.
Emumägi hill is 166.5 metres above sea level and 80 metres from foot to peak.

According to legend, the hill was formed from earth dug out of the Peetla bog by the horse ridden by Kalevipoeg, the hero of the Estonian epic.


Times and prices


24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Camping area

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Drive 10 km along the Rakvere–Tartu highway from Väike-Maarja in the direction of Tartu and then follow the signs to the hill.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Salla
Train: Rakke


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Cool when you're around

There's a wooden viewing tower up on the hill from where you'll see the typical Estonian landscape: flat and covered with forest/fields. Have some small cash with you as there's (surprisingly) a...



nice view

the ticket was 80 cents. most of the guys didnt bring cash, cause nobody knew it is not free :( the lady selling the tickets is very cheerful and friendly.

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Осенняя прогулка

Хорошее место для прогулок, есть чем заняться и взрослым и детям. В выходой в несезон оюдей было много, сейчас лучшее время для посещения, т.к. смотровая вышка бесплатна, летом подьём на неё стоит 2...

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